EQUITAS IN TORONTO – Alaa Murabit on Identity, Mobility and Human Rights Education in a Changing World Posted on January 10, 2015 On December 9th, 2015 Equitas hosted an event with the young and dynamic women’s rights advocate, Libyan-Canadian Alaa Murabit and CTV’s Lloyd Robertson, on the theme of “Identity and Mobility: Human Rights Education in a Changing World“. Organized by Equitas and hosted by TD Bank Group, this cocktail-event was an opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading voices for women’s rights and one of Canada’s leading journalists. It also offered the chance to network with Equitas friends and partners from Toronto’s human rights and corporate communities on the eve of International Human Rights Day. ++ PHOTOS OF THE EVENT TO COME! @lrobertsonctv asking great human rights questions to @almmura here on @TD_Canada 54 for #Equitas pic.twitter.com/pku3wOOnTS — Alan Convery (@ConveryA) December 10, 2015 Thank you S.Toope @munkschool @UofT for introducing Alaa Murabit and Lloyd Robertson #humanrights #HumanRightsDay pic.twitter.com/JuqTUXI4lA — Equitas (@EquitasIntl) December 10, 2015 "Alaa Murabit is a ray of hope 4 humanity" CTV's Lloyd Robertson in conversation w women's right advocate @almmura pic.twitter.com/TR1RJCLnTe — Equitas (@EquitasIntl) December 10, 2015 Media has an important role to play in talking to Canadians about #humanrights and break down misconceptions – A. Murabit #cdnpoli — Equitas (@EquitasIntl) December 10, 2015 "We're all working together or we're not working at all." @almmura #equitas @EquitasIntl pic.twitter.com/xMpPKpe9Kl — Jim Pomeroy (@jpom84) December 10, 2015 A. Murabit remembers the diversity of human rights defenders that inspired her at Equitas #ihrtp pic.twitter.com/b0cDGyk84e — Equitas (@EquitasIntl) December 10, 2015 *** *** OUR GUESTS As Host and Chief Correspondent for CTV’s investigative news series, W5, Lloyd Robertson is still one of the most trusted faces in television news. He spent 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON. Alaa Murabit is an international voice for women’s rights. She will share her journey from Saskatoon to Libya and Muammar Ghadaffi’s ‘most wanted list’, to accomplished physician, advisor to the United Nations, and advocate for the active participation of Muslim women in their societies. More recently her work is addressing the plight of refugees fleeing their war-torn countries, focusing on immediate and long term effects of this crisis on women, girls and the family unit.