Current News at the Institute

Monday, July 17, 2017

2016 HRAP alumnus Aehshatou Manu of Cameroon participated in the  annual session of the United Nations' Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) held in Geneva in July 2017.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Elsadig Elsheikh, a 2009 HRAP alumnus, co-authored a new report on global migration titled Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The networking that takes place during the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) continues even after the program ends.

Between 1989 and 2016, a total of 317 human rights advocates from 88 countries attended HRAP. The many alumni and friends of the program make up a growing and active network around the world. Members of the HRAP community continue to meet and support one another far beyond their time at Columbia University.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Congratulations to 2010 Advocate Agnes Atim Apea, founder and CEO of the Hope Development Initiative (HDI), who was honored for her work mobilizing funds for the construction of a girls dormitory in the Amolatar District in Northern Uganda.

Friday, June 16, 2017

As the Human Rights Advocates Program approaches its 30th class in 2018, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights is launching a series of initiatives to commemorate the milestone. Over the course of the next 12-18 months, ISHR will survey HRAP alumni—totaling 308 advocates in 88 countries around the globe—on the issues they face.