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.
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.
ISHR congratulates 1993 Advocate U Aung Myo Min of Equality Myanmar who was awarded the first Schuman Award by the European Union in Myanmar for his " outstanding merits in promoting equality, non-discrimination and human rights" in the country.
The award was also granted to posthously to Burmese lawyer U Ko Ni and Daw Ja Nan Lahtaw, director of the Shalom Foundation.
Documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman discussed her project Signs of Your Identity, a series of composite portraits created to document the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools, at Columbia University on March 30, 2017.
In honor of International Women's Day, HIVOS East Africa highlighted 2014 Advocate Esther Adhiambo.