News

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.

Saadia Khan
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Saadia Khan is the creator and host of the podcast called, “The Alien Chronicles: Immigrant Stories”. It is a weekly podcast that focuses on peoples’ journeys to America, specifically in NY and its surrounding areas. Every week, the podcast invites immigrants from all walks of life to share their stories. The goal is to create empathy for “the other” through relatable narratives. In today's polarized climate, the podcast strives to humanize immigrants through the intensely personal stories highlighting their experiences in the US.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Columbia and ISHR staff participated on an all-female panel at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in March. The panel, "Access to Menstrual Health as a Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls," was "dedicated to elevating menstrual health as a cross-cutting rights issue that warrants increased attention in global policies." To read the full write-up on the panel written by Sydney Amoakoh, visit the link here

Friday, March 15, 2019
The Expert Meeting aimed at supporting Indigenous women’s petition for CEDAW (the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) to adopt a General Recommendation on Indigenous Women. The Meeting, gathered about 40 Indigenous women from around the world, human rights law experts and solidarity NGOs, and was organized by MADRE, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI).