In December 9th, 2015 Equitas invited the young and dynamic women’s rights advocate, Libyan-Canadian Alaa Murabit as a guest speaker for its Toronto Cocktail on the theme of “Identity and Mobility: Human Rights Education in a Changing World“. Dr. Murabit spoke to Canadian media on the eve of International Human Rights Day on issues such as women’s rights, welcoming refugees to Canada and the importance – more than ever – of human rights education and Equitas’ International Human Rights Training Program, undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), as well as support from the American Jewish World Service.
The event was generously hosted by TD Bank Group who also announced its renewed and increased support for our Play It Fair! program for children aged 6-12 years old during the evening
NOW: Women’s rights activist Alaa Murabit (@almmura) wants women to be at the decision-making table. We’ll talk about her life and her work.
— CBC Homerun (@cbcHomerun) December 7, 2015
Murabit on being a woman in Libya: “There was a social gap. You could become a doctor, but you couldn’t become a manager in a hospital.” — CBC Homerun (@cbcHomerun) December 7, 2015
/ DECEMBER 10, 2015 Alaa Murabit: «Les femmes méritent mieux que les miettes de liberté qu’on leur accorde» Sébastien Tanguay, Journal Métro, December 10, 2015 bit.ly/1NYc4xu