Our Advocates

Between 1989 and 2021, a total of 346 human rights advocates from 95 countries attended HRAP. In recent years, advocates have ranged from early career advocates who have cut their teeth in very urgent human rights situations to mid-career advocates who have founded organizations.

Below are the biographies of current Advocates and descriptions by select alumni as to why they became human rights advocates.

To see a list of additional past Advocates click here.

To read about more about the work of our Advocates click here .


Ritu Thapa, 2021
Lucy Talgieh, 2012
Palestinian Authority
Bakary Tandia
Bakary Tandia, 2010
Agnes Sia Tamba, 2006
Sierra Leone
Hubert Masoka Tshiswaka, 2005
Democratic Republic Of Congo
Silvana Turner
Silvana Turner, 1998
Yıldız Temürtürkan, 1996