Almas Jiwani Foundation

November 18, 2015 01:36 ET

Almas Jiwani to share the Message of Human Rights Issues in Toronto at the 5th annual Human Rights Day Reception on December 4th, 2015

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2015) -

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Internationally renowned gender equality advocate and special guest, Almas Jiwani will deliver a speech on gender equality and human rights at the Human Rights Networking Day Reception on December 4, 2015 in Toronto at the Holiday Inn, Toronto International Airport and will celebrate International Human Rights Day along with the anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

'It is extremely important for people to consistently be reminded that gender equality is a human rights issue. As an advocate for women's issues, I continuously strive to break down barriers in the hopes of achieving a society where women will be equals worldwide. Thank you to the Canadian Human Rights Voice for holding a forum where gender inequality can have a proper voice. We should all remember that there is still much work to do in making equality a reality on an international scale." Almas Jiwani

Ms. Jiwani will focus on addressing current international gender equality issues; she will be speaking alongside other special guests such as, Ms. Jean Augustine (Former MP and Fairness Commissioner), Mr. John Argue (Coordinator, Amnesty Canada) and many more.

"Almas Jiwani is a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and women's social, economic, and political empowerment. The president has gained international recognition and commendations from governments and the media, and has been honoured with numerous Awards globally for her work on gender equity and women's empowerment," said Babu Nagalingam, president of the Canadian Human Rights Voice.

"Topics of discussion during our reception include Discrimination, Freedom of Expression and Zero Tolerance of Abuse. Ms. Jiwani is an obvious choice as our guest speaker, due to her prominence and incredible achievements in the human rights field."

About CHRV

The Canadian Human Rights Voice presents its 5th annual reception as a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization based in Toronto. The Canadian Human Rights Voice continue to educate Canadians about international issues and host events and programs surrounding Women's rights, Sri Lankan Civil War, Terrorism in the Middle East, right to vote, and literacy. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Canadian Human Rights Voice
    Sujan Shrirangathas
    Communications Coordinator

    For more information or for an interview with
    Ms. Almas Jiwani, please contact:
    Sarah Spence