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 .


Nino Gelashvili
Nino Gelashvili, 2013
Ngungua Sangua Gisèle
Ngungua Sangua Gisèle, 2011
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Patricia Guerrero
Patricia Guerrero, 2003
Limota Goroso Giwa
Limota Goroso Giwa, 2002
Michelle Gueraldi
Michelle Gueraldi, 1995
Ridarson Galingging, 1994
Mercy (Koki) Muli Grignon, 1992