Our Advocates

Between 1989 and 2016, a total of 317 human rights advocates from 88 countries attended HRAP. In recent years, advocates have ranged from early career advocates who have cut their teeth in very urgent human rights situations to mid-career advocates who have founded organizations.

Below are the biographies of current Advocates and descriptions by select alumni as to why they became human rights advocates.

To see a list of additional past Advocates click here.

To read about more about the work of our Advocates click here .


Theoneste Bizimana
Theoneste Bizimana, 2014
Biel Boutros Biel
Biel Boutros Biel, 2013
South Sudan
Elvis Mbembe Binda
Elvis Mbembe Binda, 2011
Priscila C. Rodriguez Bribiesca
Priscila C. Rodriguez Bribiesca, 2007
Saifuddin Bantasyam
Saifuddin Bantasyam, 2002
Francelyn G. Begonia
Francelyn G. Begonia, 2002
Chitra Balakrishnan
Chitra Balakrishnan, 1996
Carmen Reinoso Becerra
Carmen Reinoso Becerra, 1995