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Paying it Forward: How Co-Facilitator Kasun Pathiraja Used his IHRTP Knowledge for Peace-Building and Social Change in Sri Lanka

While Kasun Pathiraja came back as a co-facilitator to the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) in search of an experience different from his work at home, he never expected to

Junior Smith Charles fights for the future of the LGBTQI community in Haïti with Kouraj Pou Pwoteje Dwa Moun

As a transgender woman openly expressing her sexual identity in Haïti, Junior Smith Charles leads a difficult fight for the respect of LGBTQI people’s rights in her country. Despite her

It’s Time: How Hadeel Abu Soufeh Became a Voice for People Living with Disabilities in Jordan

For over seven years now, Hadeel Abu Soufeh has been hard at work in the fight for the rights of people living with disabilities. At only 29 years old, the young woman has already brought a great

A brief history of the IHRTP

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), we feel it is important to highlight the milestones not only of the program, but also of human rights

Forty Years of Human Rights: Gender and Sexual Rights Past and Present

In 1979, John Humphrey, co-founder of Equitas and co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was working on a small project to teach human rights law from his cottage in Prince

Equitas celebrates 40 years of empowerment through human rights education

The 39th cohort of the IHRTP brought together around 100 participants from all around the world Starting June 9, Equitas will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its International Human Rights

A Campaign for the Rights of LGBTI People in Haiti

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia held every May 17, Equitas and Kouraj – a Haitian organization fighting for the rights of LGBTI people – invite all Haitians to

YMCA of Greater Vancouver wins National Play It Fair! Award 2018

    Equitas is pleased to announce that the YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Healthy Child Development Team, is the winner of the Equitas Play It Fair! Award 2018. Each year,

VIDEO – Human Rights Defenders Ask Everyone to #StandUp4HumanRights for UDHR 70th

At Equitas, we work to defend the rights outline in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) every day through our transformative education programs. John P. Humphrey, who co-drafted the

In Case You Missed It: Freedom and Equality for All – A Successful Event!

On November 21, Equitas held a fundraising event to celebrate the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document upon which Equitas bases its work.   Equitas

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