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Combating the school drop-out of young mothers in Haiti

In Haiti, early pregnancy is a major barrier to girls' education and empowerment. There is no specific strategy to combat the drop-out of young mothers from school; on the contrary, the practice is that they are excluded from educational institutions when they find themselves in this situation. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, several [...]

Part Two of the EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

On October 25, the second hybrid EquiTalks panel discussion took place in Toronto, the traditional home and meeting-place of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. People also tuned in online from across Canada and the world to catch the conversation on human rights education and how it can bridge diversities and [...]

A first Artist in Residence at Equitas

Over the summer 2022, Equitas welcomed its first artist in residence, Jean Manuel Doran Penafiel, a young and enthusiastic artist from Montreal. He took an art class at Cégep de Rosemont, studied in Environment and is currently studying human sciences at Cégep de Maisonneuve. His internship had two main objectives: to support Equitas to integrate [...]

Part One of the EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

On October 5th, gathered at the Palais des Nations in Geneva for a side event of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council and the first segment of this year’s EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities. Hosted in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Permanent Mission [...]

Bridging Our Diversities: A Compendium of Good Practices in Human Rights Education

Equitas and the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) have jointly launched Bridging Our Diversities: A Compendium of Good Practices in Human Rights Education. This comprehensive publication provides guidance on human rights education programming and builds on mapping, research and analysis conducted in close collaboration with organizations in the Global South as a follow-up to an international conference organized in [...]

EquiTalks: Bridging our Diversities

Equitas is pleased to announce the upcoming EquiTalks: an inspiring panel discussion with Marie-Claude Landry, the Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday, October 25th, at 5 PM EST. This panel discussion will feature thought leaders committed to building a culture of human rights. A cocktail will be [...]

Peace Days 2022 – Take action for equality: End racism. Build peace

Equitas is participating in the 8th edition of Peace Days, an initiative of the Peace Network for Social Harmony, that will take place from September 21 to October 2. The event kicks off on the UN International Day of Peace and wraps up on the UN International Day of Non-Violence. This year's Peace Days, under [...]

Equitas is partnering up with Aeroplan for a second consecutive year!

End of Matching WeekThank you to all supporters of Equitas!The Aeroplan matching week has ended on September 18 with more than 100 000 points donated by Equitas supporters! Aeroplan will therefore match all points donated within September 12 and 18. Your support helps us raise more awareness on the importance of acting together as changemakers [...]

Peace Days – Youth workshop

As part of Peace Days 2022: Take Action for Equality - End Racism, Build Peace, Equitas is thrilled to offer a youth workshop in Montreal, aimed at understanding how online hate manifests itself and identifying strategies to respond to it. Date and time Thursday, September 29, 2022 17:00 - 20:00 ET Where In Montreal, the [...]

Connection, Laughter, and Collective Visioning

For five days in July, representatives of women’s organizations, human rights groups, and community leaders from Equitas’ international programs came together for Equitas’ first International Learning Event in Montreal. Partners travelled from Burkina Faso, Haiti, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunisia to connect with Equitas staff for five days of collective learning. It was an intensive [...]