News

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Mariano Ruiz, Ying Xin, Wisdom Kwame Bebli and Joanita Warry Ssenfuka of the 2019 HRAP were invited to participate in the 2019 OutSummit led by OutRight Action International. Along with 40 other LGBTIQ activists, the HRAP participants attended a three-day training on how to conduct advocacy at the UN, spoke at the OutSummit, and advocated for LGBTIQ equality with influential governments and UN officials. 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Washington Blade published an op-ed on LGBT rights in Argentina by 2019 Advocate Mariano Ruiz of Argentina. 

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Inspection Panel on November 19, 2019, hosted participants in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University. Panel Chair Imrana Jalal and Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas welcomed the group, which included advocates from nine countries.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) has organized a photo exhibit featuring 30 HRAP alumni.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

1994 Advocate Samuel Kofi Woods II of Liberia took time out of his trip to the USA to meet participants in the 2019 HRAP. He spoke with the advocates about his journey as a human rights advocate, including his unrelenting focus on the need to maintain his integrity in all that he does. Woods is a Liberian journalist, academic, activist, and politician. He began his activism as the student president of his university and a leader of the national student organization in 1986.