Equity and Inclusion of Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Minority Groups in Healthy Democracies

24 March 2022  08:30 - 10:30

Virtual Event | Organised by US Department of State | Held in Zurich in English
Advancing respect for human rights
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Members of racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups play an indispensable role in their societies by organizing their communities, providing services, and advocating to ensure that government policy reflects community needs. Building upon the themes discussed during the 2021 Summit for Democracy and in commemoration of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 25), the United States is partnering with Howard University and CIVICUS to host a virtual HRC49 side event that highlights the importance of inclusion in democracies.


Rep. Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives

Dr. Paul Mulindwa, CIVICUS (Moderator) Uganda

LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter Fund U.S.

Dr. Sajjad Hassan, South Asia Collective UK

Dr. Mabel Torres, Former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Colombia