Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2015 Advocate Louisa Essendi is currently working as a consultant JINSIANGU:  an Intersex, Transgender and Gender non-conforming organization in Kenya, and identifies herself as a black, lesbian, queer, feminist, womxn. Gigi is also the Board Chair with Minority Womxn in Action and Rainbow Womxn of Kenya, both of which are Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer womxn-led organizations in Nairobi and Mombasa, respectively. Essendi also works as an independent consultant, working within Kenya and other countries in the region.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A Columbia University student involved in the Summer Volunteer Program with ISHR contributed to the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) review of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. EUROM is based at the University of Barcelona.

Please revisit the review by Zina Precht-Rodriguez here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2011 Advocate Elvis Mbembe Binda is the president and a founding member of Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights, which helps communities and individuals in Africa’s Great Lakes Region live in peaceful coexistence. Through Avocats Sans Frontieres-Belgium, Elvis has assisted many minors and vulnerable persons before the courts in Rwanda. He has also worked as deputy coordinator at Forum d’Echanges pour la Cohesion Sociale and as a human rights officer with Central Africa Youth Network, where he taught the youth of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern DRC about human rights.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

2014 Human Rights Advocate Liang Xiaojun was interviewed by China Change for a new series called “How I became a human rights lawyer." Read the full interview and watch the video here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2017 Advocate Michael Miiro participated in a video series organized by The Constellation called "Behind the Mask." On the interview, he shares how his daily life and routine has been impacted by COVID-19, and how he is adapting to this new situation. Watch the interview here: