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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Kenedy Abor Owiti, 2017 HRAP participant, currently works as Support Assistant to the Office of the Co-Executive Directors at UHAI, the Eastern Africa Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. UHAI is the first indigenous and participatory African fund for Sexual and Gender Minorities and Sex Workers of Eastern Africa, and with over a decade of experience in the region.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Gaisu Yari, a 2018 Human Rights M.A. graduate, has been a diligent women’s rights pioneer since surviving Taliban rule and finishing high school by studying in secret, in defiance of the Taliban ban against girls’ education. Afterwards, she worked as a radio broadcaster, becoming one of the first Afghan women to work in the male-dominated media, and made time to campaign on behalf of Afghanistan’s first woman candidate for president.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

By David L. Phillips

By David Phillips
Friday, June 26, 2020

President Trump fired US Attorney Geoffrey Berman to obstruct investigations into his family, cronies, and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan who is named as a co-conspirator by the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for violating US sanctions on Iran and laundering stolen assets through a Turkish state-owned bank. Trump’s attack against Berman is further evidence that he places his personal interests above the public interest.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Tessa Silverman received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2019, where she studied Human Rights with a specialization in Latin American Studies. During her time at Columbia, Tessa became passionate about the protection of human rights through justice reform. After interning with the Bronx Defenders and witnessing the racial and socioeconomic discrimination in the U.S. Family Court system, she completed a thesis project examining how international human rights norms might be deployed domestically to achieve a more equitable model for child welfare.