Current News at the Institute

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. 

2011 Advocate Ifeanyi Orazulike discussed LGBT Rights
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2011 Advocate Ifeanyi Orazulike (pictured right) of Nigeria was invited to speak on a panel of LGBT advocates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2017. 

He and his fellow panelists spoke about the legal, social, and workplace realities facing LGBT people around the world and encouraged businesses to improve LGBT inclusion.