2020 marks the 9th year of the AHDA fellowship program. Since 2012, the fellowship has hosted 96 fellows who represent over 47 countries and territories. Below please find information regarding the professional interests and accomplishments of fellows and alumni. While at Columbia, fellows design individual projects that address some aspect of a history of gross human rights violations in their society, country, and/or region.
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Dorcas Francis Werson (South Sudan) has an LLB (University of Juba) and a Certificate in Women Leadership Program. she is an Alumina of Young African leadership initiative (YALI) and has over three years of experience in the community development sector, focusing on peacebuilding and human protection. Dorcas has working experience with the Ceasefire Transitional Security Monitoring Mechanism, South Sudan Network for Democratic Election, Forcier Consulting, and volunteer work with the University of Juba Rotaract Club. Currently, Dorcas is an Advocacy officer for the civil society organization The Advocates for Human Rights and Democracy (TAHURID), where she focuses on initiating, designing, and implementing peacebuilding activities and advocating for promotion of Human Rights in the region. She is driven by her commitment to social justice and one day she hopes to witness a completely liberated and equal society.