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 .

 

Oksana Drebezova
Oksana Drebezova, 2001
Belarus
Sha’wan Jabarin
Sha’wan Jabarin, 2001
Palestinian Authority
Kizito Mushizi Nfundiko
Kizito Mushizi Nfundiko, 2001
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Christie Olejemeh
Christie Olejemeh, 2001
Nigeria
Adrian Relu Coman
Adrian Relu Coman, 2000
Romania
Musue Haddad
Musue Haddad, 2000
Liberia
Tay Tay
Nang Lao Liang Won (Tay Tay), 2000
Burma
Taima Al-Jayoush, 1999
Syria
Delphine Djiraibe
Delphine Djiraibe, 1999
Chad
Mikheil Mirziashvili
Mikheil Mirziashvili, 1999
Georgia
Makubetse Sekhonyane, 1999
South Africa
Maya Sharma
Maya Sharma, 1999
India
Tunde Musibau Akanni, 1998
Nigeria
Anna Penido
Anna Penido, 1998
Brazil
Budi Santoso
Budi Santoso, 1998
Indonesia