Lakshita Kanhiya HRDA 

Lakshita Kanhiya | Bananes village, Grand Port district, The Republic of Mauritius

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Rights and International Relations, University of Mauritius (2020)
  • Postgraduate degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Amity University, India (2023)

Previous experience

Lakshita Kanhiya is a dedicated, resilient and eager champion of human rights who has and still firmly stands for sexual minority rights, diversity and inclusion. A strategic advocate, where her activism is grounded on keeping issues of gender, social class, sexuality, race and ability at the forefront of the broader transformation agenda. Lakshita Kanhiya has participated and collaborated in various conferences on SOGIESC locally, regionally and internationally. Currently, she is a Human Rights Advocate at the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Mauritius on the Youth Sounding Board. Lakshita Kanhiya is a transformative leader with sharp skills in technical writing, project management, training and development. Her professional involvements were mainly at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, National Human Rights Commission, Wazaa FM, Mauritius Telecom, ABinBev, DCDM Research and Young Queer Alliance. Mentionable, both her academic and professional experiences have transformed her into a fast learner with good knowledge and expertise in human rights, research, communication and advocacy, leadership and governance, HIV/AIDS, Gender Based Violence and others.

Academic fields of interest

  • Sexual Minority Rights
  • Transitional Justice
  • Maritime Security
  • Digital surveillance and open-source investigation

Position prior to the programme

Manager and Advocate



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