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ScotiaBank Virtual Race – Over 350 km for human rights education!

After more than a year of working from home, Equitas was thrilled to offer an opportunity to staff and supporters to participate in a team-building activity that encouraged physical well-being, all while raising funds for human rights education as a team. For this year’s ScotiaBank race, we were privileged to count not only on 21 [...]

How Marie Marthe Nicholas is Working to End Impunity for Human Rights Violations in Haiti

Marie Marthe Nicholas, an alumna from Equitas’ 2019 International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) and lawyer for Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) in Port-au-Prince Haiti as part of the Accès à la justice et lutte contre l’impunité en Haïti (Access to Justice and the Fight Against Impunity) project, is using strategic litigation and human rights education to fight against impunity, promote human rights and increase access to justice in Haiti. Marie Marthe became more conscient of rampant human rights [...]

EquiTalks 2021 – Showcasing the Powerful Voices of Youth

On April 27, more than 200 participants from nearly 40 different countries attended the virtual EquiTalks to listen to Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, along with young panelists, discuss the important issues youth are facing   during the pandemic and how they are redefining social justice. Moderated by Elyette Levy, a freelance journalist, [...]

Youth Leadership During the Pandemic

Youth have often been the source of change in our communities, both before and during the pandemic. However, there are few spaces of power and decision-making where our voices can be heard. This year, Equitas' annual #EquiTalks events will center on the theme of "Youth, Power and the Pandemic" with Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General's [...]

EquiTalks – Building Connected Communities: Youth, Power and the Pandemic

Equitas is pleased to invite you to an inspiring panel discussion with Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth on Tuesday, April 27, from 11 AM to 1 PM EST. Featuring panelists who are promoting and protecting the rights of youth, these talks will focus on how young people from all over the world are redefining social justice.  *Our panelists [...]

ACTIF Call for Proposals Orientation Webinar

  Orientation Webinars Equitas held orientation webinars for the Act Together for Inclusion Fund (ACTIF) call for proposals on February 25, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST in English and February 26, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST in French. The first call for proposals for the Act Together for Inclusion Fund is now open. The first step of this call is a request for Organizational Profiles to ensure organizations are [...]

Support Equitas through Scotia Bank’s Virtual Race 2021!

Registration for the race is now closed. If you want to support Equitas, you can donate to the team page here. Are you up for a challenge and want to support human rights during this global crisis? Register for Scotiabank's Virtual Run and raise funds for Equitas and human right education When? Anytime! The Virtual [...]

Defending the rights of people living with disabilities and women working in the agricultural sector in Tunisia

Since 2018, young Tunisians from Equitas’ Rawabet program have carried out a number of initiatives. In collaboration with our partner in Tunisia, the Centre Tunisien-Méditerranéen (TU-MED), and thanks to the financial support of Global Affairs Canada, several community action projects have been carried out in support of the rights of women working in the agricultural sector in Siliana to have access to social security coverage and for the right of access to employment […]

Equitas helps develop recommendations for Canada’s new feminist foreign policy

In October 2020, Global Affairs Canada opened the conversation to develop Canada’s new feminist foreign policy, following the same direction as Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy released in 2017. It that context, a working group was formed with members of different organizations, including Equitas, as specialists in human rights education. The mandate of this group […]

Omar Morad: Building community engagement for refugee, newcomer, and established Canadian youth in New Brunswick

In 2018 and at 21 years of age, Omar Morad arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick. Before this move, he lived in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon where he escaped war, violence, and economic hardship. Once he felt settled, Omar was happy and felt “safe.” These feelings impelled him to become active in his community and contribute meaningfully.   Omar has become much more than […]

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