Current News at the Institute

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program welcomes the support expressed by Pope Francis for his support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

At an audience held in Rome on February 15, 2017 with Indigenous Leaders from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, more specifically about Indigenous Peoples’ right to land as well as their cultural rights.

SIPA Student Ginger Whitesell Works on HIV Awareness in Guatemala
Monday, February 20, 2017

In 2011, the Student Volunteer Program was created to connect Columbia University students with volunteer opportunities at Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumni-led organizations around the globe.

SIPA Student Akiko Kobayshi Works with LGBT Advocate in Kenya
Monday, February 13, 2017

The following is an excerpt from the blog post written by Akiko Kobayshi, a graduate student at the School of International and Public Affairs, who volunteered with HRAP alumni Esther Adhiambo at the Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND) in Kenya.

2009 Advocate Nazibrola Janezashvili
Friday, February 10, 2017

Nazibrola Janezashvili, a 2009 alumnus of the Human Rights Advocate Program, returned to Columbia University to speak at the Harriman Institute on challenges facing the judiciary in Georgia.

Now Available!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Human Rights Advocates Program's 2016 Annual Program Report is now available.