Equitas in June: 130 human rights stories worth telling

    Homogeneous college town turns international as 130 delegates from
    Armenia to Zimbabwe attend Equitas' three-week training program at John
    Abbott College in Ste. Anne de Bellevue

    MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Genocide, torture, arbitrary arrests and
detention, violence against women and discrimination against minorities are
just some of the abuses still common around the world. Yet education can stop
human rights violations, which is why Montreal-based Equitas-International
Centre for Human Rights Education has invited 130 international delegates to
receive training on how to promote equality and human rights in their native
countries. From June 11 to June 30, the bucolic campus and student residences
of John Abbott College will become home to delegates from 60 nations,
including Canada, as they follow the 28th annual International Human Rights
Training Program (IHRTP).
    Thanks to the support of the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA), some 3,000 people have received IHRTP training since 1980. Training
eschews traditional lecture-style format and provides participatory training.
Workshops are designed to provide tools needed to counter entrenched opinions
or foster acceptance between clashing groups and communities.

    - What: International Human Rights Training Program
    - When: June 11 to June 30, 2007
    - Where: John Abbott College, 21,275 Lakeshore Rd., Ste. Anne de
    - Complete press release:
      or www.equitas.org

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Ian Hamilton, Executive
director, Equitas, (514) 808-4671, ihamilton@equitas.org

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