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Confronting Patriarchy and Advocating for the Rights of Muslim Women in Uganda

  Mwanga Mastullaah Ashah, Executive Director and Founder of Islamic Women’s Initiative for Justice, Law & Peace (IWILAP), is fighting tirelessly for the rights of Muslim women

Empowered Women Leading Change in Kenya: How Equitas’ partner organization WEL is Advancing Women’s Rights

At the forefront of the fight for gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nairobi, Kenya is Virginia Nduta, Executive Director of Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL). WEL is one of the

The Youth of Rawabet in Jordan: The Story of a Transformative Journey

The Rawabet Initiative in Jordan is the story of 30 young women and men working with an unparalleled passion and a powerful belief in the value and dignity of human beings. They decided to

Discrimination amidst a pandemic: Together we can make a difference

Almost nine months since the start of this global pandemic brought on by COVID-19, the world is still reeling from the heavy social, political, and

Virtual EquiTalks: A Success for Equitas!

This year, Equitas had the opportunity to innovate and held its annual EquiTalks: Building Connected Communities events online. Presented in collaboration with Dignity Network Canada,

10 years of Speaking Rights!

Equitas is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its program dedicated to Canadian youth, Speaking Rights!  What is Speaking Rights?  Speaking Rights is a human rights program that aims

Teaching Youth about Human Rights in Senegal

In Senegal, 24% of children are subjected to severe physical punishment – which is a violation of children’s rights as expressed in Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the

Building Inclusive communities: An action guide for young people

Equitas is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Guide, Building Inclusive Communities - An action guide for young people. This Guide is an important component of Equitas’ human rights

Support human rights education by reading a book!

Buy the book, support Equitas! As a former primary teacher, Kristin Butcher, the author of The Druid and the Dragon, believes that one is never too young or too old to make a difference in their

More than $7 500 were raised for Equitas at the Scotia Bank Virtual Race!

More than 150 km were completed by our 19 runners! 19 people ran and raised funds for Equitas and human rights education in the Scotia Bank Virtual Race this summer. More than $7 500 were raised

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