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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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Congratulations to 1996 Advocate Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Uganda, who was honored by Andrews University (Michigan, USA) with a Doctorate in Law.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Musola Cathrine Kaseketi, a filmmaker from Zambia who participated in the 2013 Human Rights Advocates Program, was one of 50 women to attend the 2nd Annual Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development.

Advocate Sandra Creamer at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sandra Creamer, who participated in the 2015 Human Rights Advocates Program, hosted a side event called Raising Indigenous Voices during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Staff from WITNESS, Human Rights Watch and Theatre of the Oppressed shared their ideas, strategies and tools with more than 20 participants.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bakary Tandia, a graduate of the 2010 Human Rights Advocates Program, recently coordinated the New York visit of Biram Dah Abeid, the president of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania, who was named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.