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Meet Inspiring Women from Around the World Changing Lives Through Human Rights Education

 Women are key drivers of positive social change. They are leading the way to promote empowerment and gender equality. That is why Equitas, through human rights education initiatives, continues to equip women to be leaders today and tomorrow.   Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, meet these 8 inspiring women and Equitas partners from […]

Promoting the emancipation of young Tunisian women through social engagement

IMEN HAMZA – Tunisia   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through human […]

Advancing Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Quebec

THÉRÈSE CASGRAIN  ̶  Montreal, Canada Co-founder of Equitas   This story is part of the series We are human rights changemakers to celebrate Equitas’ 50th anniversary (#Equitas50). All through 2017, we invite you to discover stories of 50 inspiring human rights changemakers. These are but a few of the hundreds who have changed lives around the world through […]

Young Women

Stand up. Lead. Change.   A simple question can sometimes reveal the reality of girls' and young women's participation: where and how do we see and support young women's participation in our communities? In Canada, Equitas and its partners invite young women to participate in workshops on self-esteem, identity, barriers, and together initiate Action Projects [...]

Meet Sophie Diouf : economically empowering women in Thiès, Sénégal

We apologize, this entry is only available in French at the moment.   Sophie Diouf, de l’Association Saint-Paul, travaille dans la banlieue de Thiès, à la création de programmes de micro-crédit pour permettre aux femmes du village de vivre dans la dignité. Sophie a participé à une formation d’Equitas et de ses partenaires il y […]

Women of Distinction 2016 Nominee, Community Champion: Marie Christian

Each year, the Winnipeg YMCA-YWCA honours Manitoba’s most extraordinary women with the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s Women of Distinction Awards. Among the nominees of 2016, Marie Christian, Equitas Winnipeg Coordinator of our Young Women Young Leaders program! Equitas has had the honor of knowing, collaborating, and working alongside Marie Christian for the last 8 years. We […]