Building Connected Communities - A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights

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The Annual Equitas Cocktail and Conversation, under the theme of Building Connected Communities, brings together over 100 leaders from the corporate, philanthropic, academic and community sectors to meet and share lessons learned on building more equitable and inclusive communities. It is also timed to coincide with International Women’s Day and highlight the contributions of remarkable women human rights defenders. Following a period of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking, guests will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, and hear her personal journey for human rights through her experiences of prejudice and discrimination. The conversation will be moderated by Lloyd Robertson, Host and Chief Correspondent for CTV’s investigative news series, W5 and former Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson.

The event is an opportunity to raise awareness about Equitas' mission as well as funds for the cause of human rights. All proceeds from the event will go to support human rights education. About Rita Izsák-Ndiaye Equitas is proud to give you the opportunity to meet Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, a human rights expert from Hungary, currently based in Senegal, who works with civil society and multilateral organizations in various countries, including in Somalia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, as well as with the Government of Hungary, in the fields of discrimination, racism, minority rights, social inclusion and on other related issues. She is currently the Rapporteur of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Inspired by her own experiences of prejudice and discrimination, she has been working on human and minority rights since completing her Masters in Law from the Péter Pázmány Catholic University in Budapest.
Limited seats. Kindly reserve your place to meet this inspiring human rights advocate. Please consider making a donation to Equitas. Your support will help ensure that our work continues to make a big difference in communities in Canada and around the world.  Donate at

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