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 .


Solomon Collins Nkulinga, 2018
Adama Diop Ndiaye
Adama Diop Ndiaye, 2014
United States
Lydia Jacenta Nakiganda
Lydia Jacenta Nakiganda, 2012
Primah Kwagala Namudiba, 2012
Salima Namusobya, 2011
Andrea Nuila, 2010
Zachary Norris, 2007
United States
Kizito Mushizi Nfundiko
Kizito Mushizi Nfundiko, 2001
Democratic Republic Of Congo
U M Habibun Nessa, 1995