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Together, we can create a better world: Women’s leadership here and abroad

Ever since the pandemic began over a year and a half ago, more and more consideration has been given to the ways it has exacerbated social inequalities. Like all crises, whether related to health, climate or the economy, marginalized groups bear the brunt of their impacts, including women. Cases of intimate partner violence have risen [...]

Opening – Consultancy on development of a human rights education training manual and training agenda for a training to equip women’s rights groups to lead actions for the protection and realization of women’s rights in Algeria

Background Equitas has been working since 2006 in the Middle East and North Africa region in over 10 communities and with 10 local partners to increase respect for human rights, reduce conflict and promote gender equality and to identify emerging issues impacting marginalised groups (specifically women, youth and people living with disability), to develop innovative [...]

Anaraa Nyamdorj | Previous Director, Mongolian LGBT Center; Mongolian Women’s Fund

Anaraa Nyamdorj (he/him) is a queer, transgender human rights defender from Mongolia who has worked on LGBTI rights since 1997. Anaraa's human rights research, community-based participatory advocacy and community organising have been invaluable to push for the normalisation of the LGBTI rights discourse in Mongolia mainly through the LGBT Centre of Mongolia. Anaraa co-founded the [...]

Defending the rights of people living with disabilities and women working in the agricultural sector in Tunisia

Since 2018, young Tunisians from Equitas’ Rawabet program have carried out a number of initiatives. In collaboration with our partner in Tunisia, the Centre Tunisien-Méditerranéen (TU-MED), and thanks to the financial support of Global Affairs Canada, several community action projects have been carried out in support of the rights of women working in the agricultural sector in Siliana to have access to social security coverage and for the right of access to employment […]

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 and to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda. IWILAP works to confront the patriarchal laws and cultural traditions that disadvantage women in order to build a just and equitable society where [...]

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 implementing partners of the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education in partnership with Equitas – a project that strives to increase women’s participation in local decision-making structures based on the [...]

Soinette Désir, International Human Rights Training Program Co-Facilitator and Past Participant Advocates for Women and Girls with Disabilities in Haiti

  For over 10 years, Soinette Désir has been working to increase visibility and demand basic human rights for women living with a disability in Haiti through the nonprofit organization l’Union des femmes à mobilité reduite en Haiti (UFMORH) (Union for Women with Reduced Mobility in Haiti).   Her inspiration comes from a place of personal […]