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 .


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Hakan Ataman
Hakan Ataman, 2015
Sandra Creamer
Sandra Creamer, 2015
Louisa Essendi
Louisa Essendi, 2015
Elvis Hoxhaj
Elvis Hoxhaj, 2015
Yupar Nyi Htun
Yupar Nyi Htun, 2015
Anastasiya Ilyina
Anastasiya Ilyina, 2015
Elina K. Horo
Elina K. Horo, 2015
Benson Khemis Soro Lako
Benson Khemis Soro Lako, 2015
South Sudan
Kyi Pyar Linn
Kyi Pyar Linn, 2015
Sylvain Waruzi
Sylvain Waruzi, 2015
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Swe Zin Oo
Swe Zin Oo, 2015