Our Advocates

Between 1989 and 2017, a total of 324 human rights advocates from 90 countries attended HRAP. In recent years, advocates have ranged from early career advocates who have cut their teeth in very urgent human rights situations to mid-career advocates who have founded organizations.

Below are the biographies of current Advocates and descriptions by select alumni as to why they became human rights advocates.

To see a list of additional past Advocates click here.

To read about more about the work of our Advocates click here .


Alejandra Ancheita
Alejandra Ancheita, 2005
Nana Afadzinu
Nana Afadzinu, 2003
Lydia Alpízar Durán
Lydia Alpízar Durán, 2003
Costa Rica
Ladi Alabi, 2001
Taima Al-Jayoush, 1999
Tunde Musibau Akanni, 1998