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Monday, December 16, 2019

The Human Rights Advocates Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to strengthen their organizations and promote human rights. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
2019 Advocate Ying Xin contributed to the article "Discrimination against LGBT populations in China," which appears in the September 2019 edition of The Lancet. Ying is the Executive Director of the LGBT Beijing Center.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
2015 Advocate, Sandra Creamer of Australia, visited ISHR to meet participants in the 2019 HRAP. She highlighted the benefits of the networking component of HRAP and urged the advocates to make the most of their time at Columbia. She is the Interim CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance, an adjunct professor at The University of Queensland and a board member of the International Indigenous Women's Forum.
Thursday, October 3, 2019

2005 Advocate Alejandra Ancheita has been awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Paris Nanterre. In her acceptance speech, she said, “In a context like Mexico where violence has become part of the landscape, sometimes the most difficult thing is to defend joy and protect hope. However, we cannot settle, now or never, with this imposition. Fear cannot become the basic premise of our lives.” Alejandra is the founder and Executive Director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (The Project of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights).

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Led by 2019 Advocate Joanita Warry Ssenfuka, Freedom and Roam-Uganda (FARUG) is featured in a photograph by GSAPP alumnus and documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman at this year’s Photoville in NYC. Daniella has documented Uganda’s LGBTQ population multiple times since 2011 to explore the roots of homophobia and anti-gay legislation in East Africa. FARUG is a lesbian, bisexual, and queer diverse persons’ organization that advocates for the respect, protection, and fulfillment of their rights and reinforces feminist culture and narrative.

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