Thursday, May 4, 2023
ISHR celebrated the conclusion of the 2022-23 HRAP with a farewell lunch for the 10 advocates who completed the six-month program on May 1st. Columbia faculty and staff from the Morningside and Medical campuses, workshop instructors from human rights organizations and StoryCorps, representatives of donor organizations that support HRAP, and International House staff attended the farewell. On behalf of her fellow advocates in the cohort, Ana Maria Belique of the Dominican Republic thanked everyone for their support.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

SIPA alum Ana Cutter Patel returned to Columbia University in her new role as the US representative of Front Line Defenders (FLD), an international human rights organization founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Four of the advocates participating in the 2022-23 HRAP were chosen to participate in the International LGBTQI+ Activism Summit at Harvard University. The one-day summit included sessions with  Professors Timothy McCarthy, Marshall Ganz, Cornell Brooks, Matthias Risse, and Kathryn Sikkink on topics ranging from Transnational Activism Networks and the UN to  Speaking to People of Faith to Public Narratives.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

ISHR congratulates the winners of the 2023 Human Rights Essay Contest.

Undergraduate Winners

Ana Maria Belique
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Advocate Ana Maria Belique is currently participating in the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). She is the Founder member of the movement in the Dominican Republic.

Why did you apply to HRAP?

When I saw this call, I felt that this was just what I needed. It is just what my movement needed.