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November 27, 2013: First gathering of Young Women, Young Leaders

Thirty-five young women aged 15 to 25 years-old came together on November 13, 2013 as part of the first gathering of the Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL)  project. Young women from four Montreal youth/community centres who are participating in this new  project had an opportunity to get to know each other, explore commonalities, celebrate differences […]

July 9, 2013:Young Women, Young Leaders

New program in Montreal Young Women, Young Leaders (YWYL), strengthens the active  participation of young women in civic, political and community life in Montreal. YWYL supports community action projects, led by young women that address issues that most affect them in their daily lives, with the collaboration of Equitas and a strong network of community […]

Women’s rights in Tanzania: A look beyond the numbers

Montreal – In Tanzania, the proportion of women MPs in parliament increased from about 20% in 2000 to 40% in 2010. A surprising advance in the women rights field. But let’s us take a look beyond the numbers. According to Francesca Matay, Director of Tanzania Women of Impact Foundation (TAWIF), a local organization working on […]

Women spring up in Egypt, engage politically

In the wake of the Arab Spring, women turned out in record numbers for Egypt’s first free parliamentary election in 80 years. Equitas is no stranger to this promising change, having grown strong ties with partners building civic engagement in the country since 2005, including one who has his rightful claim to fame. Akram Amin […]