Friday, April 21, 2023

At a side event during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2022-23 Advocate Isabel Flota moderated a discussion with Indigenous women including fellow HRAP participant Dayana Blanco Quiroga on the report Between Neglect and Exploitation: The Case of Indigenous Communities in the Peruvian Amazon by the DC-based NGO Free the Slaves. 

Marine Kapanadze
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Advocate Marine Kapanadze is currently participating in the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). She is the Civil and Political Rights Program Director at the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) in Georgia.

Why did you apply to HRAP?

I set a dual goal for myself. On the one hand, I would like to be one of those people who will turn Georgia's future into a better one. On the other hand, I intend to contribute to raising the number of such people by motivating and educating them. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Ana María Belique, a participant in the 2022-23 Human Rights Advocates Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights,  spoke to Professor Jo Becker’s Human Rights Skills and Advocacy class on April 14th. As a founding member of Reconocí.do, an organization that mobilizes and empowers Dominicans of Haitian descent, Ana María leads education campaigns on citizenship laws and the rights of Dominicans of Haitian origin.  

Monday, April 3, 2023
During the last week of March, the participants in the 2022-23 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) visited Washington, D.C. Free the Slaves hosted the advocates for a breakfast networking event. Bukeni Waruzi, the executive director of Free the Slaves, and Stephanie V.
Thursday, March 16, 2023

As part of the Grupo de Trabajo de Agenda CEDAW in Costa Rica, 2021-22 Advocate Larissa Arroyo Navarrete recently coordinated and presented the platform’s shadow report at the 84th session of CEDAW in Geneva in February. Larissa shared: “The Committee mentioned in the final observations to Costa Rica almost all the issues that we raised. I cannot tell you how happy I am and the impact that this will have over the years. All the learning [in the Human Rights Advocates Program] on advocacy, communications, funding, etc. was definitely put to use!