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 .

 

Taima Al-Jayoush, 1999
Syria
Delphine Djiraibe
Delphine Djiraibe, 1999
Chad
Mikheil Mirziashvili
Mikheil Mirziashvili, 1999
Georgia
Chantha Muth, 1999
Cambodia
Makubetse Sekhonyane, 1999
South Africa
Maya Sharma
Maya Sharma, 1999
India
Tunde Musibau Akanni, 1998
Nigeria
Anna Penido
Anna Penido, 1998
Brazil
Budi Santoso
Budi Santoso, 1998
Indonesia
Silvana Turner
Silvana Turner, 1998
Argentina
Fernando Rossetti Ferreira
Fernando Rossetti Ferreira, 1997
Brazil
Tunde Olugboji, 1997
Nigeria
Chitra Balakrishnan
Chitra Balakrishnan, 1996
India
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Twesigye Kaguri, 1996
Uganda
Aurora Parong
Aurora Parong, 1996
Philippines