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 .


Benson Khemis Soro Lako
Benson Khemis Soro Lako, 2015
South Sudan
Kyi Pyar Linn
Kyi Pyar Linn, 2015
Aviâja Egede Lynge
Aviâja Egede Lynge, 2014
Nadia Bazán Londoño
Nadia Bazán Londoño, 2011
Colette Lespinasse
Colette Lespinasse , 2010