2015 HRAP Program Report Now Available

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Human Rights Advocate Program's 2015 Annual Program Report is now available upon request by emailing ishr@columbia.edu. The 2015 cohort—which represented the 27th class of HRAP—hailed from Albania, Australia, Belarus, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Kenya, Myanmar, South Sudan and Turkey. While in HRAP, the Advocates attended graduate-level courses, strengthened their skill set through workshops led by staff from organizations including Human Rights Watch and WITNESS, consulted with their faculty mentors, and networked with the human rights, academic and donor communities, primarily in NYC and Washington, D.C. They shared and deepened their expertise on a number of issues including LGBT rights, the security and rights of children in armed conflict, refugee rights, trauma, transitional justice, and indigenous peoples' rights. Together, the 2015 HRAP cohort of 13 advocates examined their advocacy efforts, developed new projects, identified new partners, wrote grant proposals, and prepared plans to transfer what they had learned through HRAP to their colleagues, organizations and movements back home. They are now members of the HRAP alumni body, which has 299 advocates in 84 countries. Read past HRAP Program Reports here.