Alumni News at the Institute

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia has been named the National Director of Biram Dah Abeid's campaign for the presidency of Mauritania. Upon accepting the position, Tandia said: "I accept with great humility this responsibility... [I]t is about advancing... human rights laws and the rule of law for a new Mauritania where all his sons and all his daughters will be treated with respect and dignity." Tandia has worked with every HRAP cohort since 2011 on how to maximize the HRAP experience.

2010 Advocate Agnes Apea Atim Joins VVEngage Cohort
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

2010 Advocate Agnes Apea Atim was chosen by Vital Voices to join its inaugural VVEngage Cohort, which is made up of 22 women influencing and making policy from 17 different countries from around the world. Vital Voices launched the one-year fellowship to increase the capacity, decision-making power, and effectiveness of women leaders in public life.

A Conversation with 2009 HRAP Alumnus Karyn Kaplan
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

On April 3, 2009 Advocate Karyn Kaplan spoke on “Strengthening Civil Society and Community-Based Organizations in Asia” at Columbia University in a dialogue sponsored by the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Economic and Political Development Concentration. Karyn’s talk served as the second feature for HRAP’s 30-Year Anniversary (1989-2019) Alumni Speaker Series.

Michael Miiro
Monday, March 25, 2019

2017 Advocate Michael Miiro has been named the Country Representative of Uganda at The Danske Handicap Forbund (DHF).

Friday, March 22, 2019

*Photo Caption: Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumnae  Elina Horo  of India (2015 HRAP),  Marayah Fyneah  of Liberia (2012 HRAP), Sandra Creamer of Australia (2015 HRAP), and Mary Akrami of Afghanistan (2009 HRAP) participated in the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.  Akrami participated in a side event organized by the Irish Mission to the UN and Peace is Loud during which the film Women, Peace and Power was shown for the first time. It follows the stories of women activists, politicians, and citizens in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Liberia.

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