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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia received the 2022 Harlem Honors award as well as proclamations from Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and New York State Senator Cordell Cleare recognizing his contributions to Harlem as well as his human rights advocacy. Bakary spent more than 25 years with African Services Committee (ASC) as policy advocate and case manager. At ASC, he represented the organization at UN meetings and on the board of The New York Immigration Coalition. Tandia is a co-founder of The Abolition Institute which works to abolish slavery, particularly in Mauritania.

Monday, August 15, 2022

2000 Advocate Adrian Coman is featured in a recent episode of International Horizons, a podcast by the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On August 3, 2022, the Ugandan National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations, the government body that regulates NGOs in Uganda, halted the operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) for non-registration with the body.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Where the pandemic kept the 2020-21 HRAP on Zoom for the entire program, the 2022 International AIDS Conference in Canada in July brought two members of the pioneering cohort together in person for the first time: Itoro Douglas Ekanem of Nigeria (left) and Ruben Avila Reyna of Mexico. Ekanem is the chair of The PACT, a coalition of youth organizations working on HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Ruben is the youth program officer at Fòs Feminista, an international alliance for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Founded in southwestern Uganda by 1996 Advocate Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Nyaka recently opened a Healing Center at Kihihi Health Center IV in Kanungu District through its sexual and gender-based violence program.  The program provides medical care, counseling, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. Since 2015, this particular Nyaka program has helped nearly 500 survivors and assisted in the prosecution of more than 100 perpetrators, some of the first successful prosecutions in southwest Uganda.

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