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Equitas human rights award to Yemen foundation

Photo Safa Rawiah YLDF.JPGChange doesn't happen overnight, especially when it comes to human rights.

Equitas, an international human rights education organization based in Montreal, recently gave out its annual honours to organizations that are making a difference.

In Yemen, in the Middle East, the Youth Leadership Development Foundation works to empower young men and women to take charge of their future. One of their big achievements right now is that they're very close to establishing a legal age for marriage in the country to help young women.

Safa Rawiah is the general manager of Youth Leadership Development Foundation of Yemen. She's in Montreal to accept the award from Equitas. Ian Hamilton is the executive director of Equitas.  They spoke with Sonali Karnick in studio this morning.

(Photo of Safa Rawiah, above; submitted by Equitas)

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