Kaspars Zalitis is one of Latvia’s most prominent human rights defenders. His work has ranged from community outreach and support to human rights defenders across Europe, to hate crime documentation, and organising of the biggest LGBTI events in the former Soviet Union – EuroPride 2015 and Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga. He is the founder of the Latvian Diversity Charter and the initiator of the Equality Index, the first cross-sector commitment and analysis of the implementation of diversity policies within the private sector in Latvia. Kaspars started his professional career as an Assistant and later as an Adviser to the State Secretary of the Secretariat of the Special Assignment Minister for Social Integration. He completed studies in public relations and international relations. Currently, he works as a Strategic Consultant at communications management agency Deep White and works as a Diversity management consultant for companies and organizations across Europe.