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Share your table with courageous human rights defenders from around the world!

On June 9, open your Montreal home to human rights defenders for one evening!


Three participants of Equitas' International Human Rights Training Program in Montreal, Canada


Does the cultural diversity of our world peak your interest?
Do you enjoy intercultural exchanges?
Are you passionate about human rights and what we can do to make the world a better place?



Every Summer, 100 human rights defenders from over 50 countries come to Montreal for three weeks. They are the lucky few chosen out of hundreds of applicants to attend the International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP), a unique program Equitas has been holding for 38 years.


A favourite part of the IHRTP is the Host Family Dinner, which gives Montrealers the incredible opportunity to extend a typical Montreal welcome, and open their homes to human rights defenders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe over dinner.


Montrealers and human rights defenders enjoy an evening of intercultural exchages as part of Equitas' International Human Rights Training Program


“For one night, my house felt like a hostel, filled with people from the four corners of the globe, all looking to make new friends and learn about new cultures. It’s as though I had traveled the world without even leaving my house. ” – Mikaël, Host 2016


How to participate


Bring the world into your home, and meet some of the world’s bravest and most inspiring


As a host you will welcome a small group of people (between 3 and 5) on June 9, 2017 for the evening, around dinner time. This is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the incredible work Equitas partners and participants are doing around the world on human rights issues such as women’s and girls’ rights, children’s rights, freedom of press, LGBT rights and more.


RSVP – If you would like to be part of this great evening for a meal, please contact Ariane Duplessis as soon as possible at: pifdh-ihrtp (a) equitas (dot) org or 514-954-0382 ext. 249.