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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

ISIMA University of Mexico invited 1993 Advocate Luis Felipe Polo to participate as a speaker in the "Third International Pedagogical Congress 2022" and in the "Third International Juridical Congress 2022" as part of their activities to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Founded in southwestern Uganda by 1996 Advocate Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Nyaka recently opened a Healing Center at Kihihi Health Center IV in Kanungu District through its sexual and gender-based violence program.  The program provides medical care, counseling, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. Since 2015, this particular Nyaka program has helped nearly 500 survivors and assisted in the prosecution of more than 100 perpetrators, some of the first successful prosecutions in southwest Uganda.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Halifax Pride (Nova Scotia, Canada) invited 2019 Advocate Mariano Ruiz, Project Coordinator at Fundación AMAL Argentina, to headline their Evening Speakers Series. Mariano discussed his experience working with LGBTIQ+ refugees in Argentina and his partnership with the Canadian-based NGO Rainbow Railroad including their most recent project, the Act Together for Inclusion Fund. His participation was possible thanks to the invite through Dignity Network Canada, Equitas, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Human Rights Advocates Program's 2021-22 Annual Program Report is now available.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here to read past HRAP Program Reports.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Michael Miiro, 2017 HRAP Advocate, was featured on NTV Uganda in a segment titled "PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY: Activists call for more inclusion and opportunities." Click here to watch the clip.
Michael says: "People with disabilities should stop blaming themselves and blaming the impairment but rather show the world what they can perform and do, so that the employers get the potential and engage to see the employee's prospective abilities."