Alumni News at the Institute

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the definition of the term ‘spouse’ includes same-sex spouses for the purposes of freedom of movement. By ruling that the term ‘spouse’ is gender neutral, the decision requires all EU member states to recognize and grant residence rights for same-sex spouses on an equal basis.

Alejandra Ancheita
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Alejandra Ancheita is a lawyer and one of the leading  voices in the human rights movement in Latin America. She leads the fight for the rights of the migrant, worker, and indigenous communities in Mexico.

Kemal Pervanić, 2012 HRAP
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

As the founder and executive director of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace), Kemal Pervanić is dedicated to bringing youth of different ethnic backgrounds together, fostering compassion, unity, and understanding through art. Kemal started Most Mira upon his return to Bosnia-Hercegovina, his native country, from which he had fled 10 years prior after being held in a two concentration camps, one being the notorious Omarska.

Friday, April 27, 2018

ISHR has learned that 2013 Advocate Angeline Pajibo Swen of Liberia has passed away.

Angeline truly cared about the women and children she served first as a police officer and later as a community team leader with a non-profit. While in HRAP, Angeline impressed everyone with her determination and commitment as well as her grace and humor. She loved her family dearly and spoke of them often.

Keep a Child Alive Features Advocate Carol Dyantyi
Monday, April 23, 2018

2014 Human Rights Advocate Program alumna Carol Dyantyi, the founder and CEO of Ikageng in South Africa, has been featured in a new video produced by Keep a Child Alive. Carol founded Ikageng in 2001 to support children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa.