Human Rights Education for Equality & Inclusion
As an organization, Equitas has always drawn inspiration from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). 70 years ago, this fundamental text, affirmed the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all humans as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. While the rights outlined in the UDHR continue to resonate today, much work remains to be done to prompt governments to fully live up to their obligation to respect and protect basic human rights.
It is in this context that Equitas’ work in human rights education continues to reach and help hundreds of thousands who strengthen civil society in some of the countries that need it most. While reading these pages, you will learn how our programs, both in Canada and around the world, provide knowledge and skills for those who face barriers to participation to help amplify their voices. Thanks to the generous support of Canadians and our many partners at home and abroad, we have been able to greatly expand the scope and reach of our programs over the last 3 years.