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.
The first in this series focuses on women human rights defenders. The 130 HRAP alumnae were asked to fill out a survey about the challenges facing WHRDs in their countries. A total of 16 advocates responded. The majority of respondents are from Africa (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda). The three Asian countries represented are India, Nepal and Myanmar. Armenia and Moldova represented Europe. Colombia and Syria were the representatives of Latin America and the Middle East, respectively.
Click here to read the full survey.