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IHRTP 2014: Meeting the needs of human rights defenders

August 11, 2014 According to a survey of participants attending Equitas’ 2014 International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), 92 % of respondents felt that the program fully met their expectations of a human rights training program. Almost all of the respondents (99 %) felt that the teaching method used by Equitas – an approach that […]

« Les droits humains, c’est de reconnaître la valeur de chaque personne »

Jade et Marie-Louise travaillent auprès de jeunes filles et femmes de 8 ans à 35 ans au Y des femmes de Montréal. Elles accompagnent ces jeunes dans leur processus de développement personnel et professionnel. Elles essaient d’amener ces jeunes à développer leurs habiletés de leadership, leur confiance en soi et surtout les amener à mobiliser […]

Les droits humains au cœur de ma vie et de mon travail

Darley Polony travaille au Centre communautaire Dawson depuis plus de 10 ans. Tout a commencé un jour où, étudiante au Collège Dawson, elle a vu une annonce. On cherchait une tutrice pour aider les jeunes après l’école. Voulant travailler auprès des jeunes et pensant que le Centre communautaire Dawson était situé près de son collège […]

November 26, 2013: Launch of the Mosharka project in Fes, Morocco

Youth and local organisations from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen have teamed up with Equitas to launch a new three year project called Mosharka (“participation” in Arabic). This project is funded primarily by the European Union (750,000 €) and by the Ford Foundation. It  builds on the vital role played by young people, who […]

À la rencontre des défenseurs des droits humains

J’ai eu la chance d’être sélectionné dans le cadre de mon entreprise, AIMIA, pour une expérience unique en son genre: construire un plan marketing pour une organisation non gouvernementale pour l’éducation aux droits humains, Equitas. Je me suis beaucoup inspiré du travail qui avait servi à construire cet article sur la condition des travailleurs migrants […]

In a safe environment, people speak freely…

Montreal -Long before the civil war, Syria was regularly criticized by human rights defenders and the international community for its failure to comply with human rights standards. Today, the situation is not much better. The war has claimed more than 90,000 people (according to the UN), and since the conflict began in March 2011, the […]

May 2, 2013: Speaking Rights – Youth Transform Montreal!

This past May 2nd at the Musée d’Art contemporain de Montréal, over 200 people came together under the banner “A Thousand Youth, A Thousand Ways to Participate” for the annual Speaking Rights event. Youth from a dozen organizations took the opportunity to present the community engagement projects they led through the Speaking Rights program. The […]

Mosharka – Strengthening Regional Youth Networks to Promote Human Rights and Democratic Participation in the Middle East and North Africa

The Regional Steering Committee for Equitas’ Mosharka project are holding a 3-day meeting in Amman, Jordan to launch this new European Union-funded program in the Middle East and North Africa.  Over the next couple of days, the Steering Committee will review the program objectives and implementation plan and reinforce the cohesion and coordination within the […]

Over 140 human rights educators and their guests rock the 33rd annual International Human Rights Training Program

By far the most colourful and exciting event at the IHRTP is the International Evening.  A veritable feast of song, dance, food, music and general happiness and excitement, this year’s International Evening did not disappoint. After a meal representing cuisine from around the world, Ngungua Gisele Sangua, Coordinator of  Action Large des Femmes Avocates in […]