News

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

ISIMA University of Mexico invited 1993 Advocate Luis Felipe Polo to participate as a speaker in the "Third International Pedagogical Congress 2022" and in the "Third International Juridical Congress 2022" as part of their activities to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Human Rights Advocates Program's 2021-22 Annual Program Report is now available.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here to read past HRAP Program Reports.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Halifax Pride (Nova Scotia, Canada) invited 2019 Advocate Mariano Ruiz, Project Coordinator at Fundación AMAL Argentina, to headline their Evening Speakers Series. Mariano discussed his experience working with LGBTIQ+ refugees in Argentina and his partnership with the Canadian-based NGO Rainbow Railroad including their most recent project, the Act Together for Inclusion Fund. His participation was possible thanks to the invite through Dignity Network Canada, Equitas, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Michael Miiro, 2017 HRAP Advocate, was featured on NTV Uganda in a segment titled "PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY: Activists call for more inclusion and opportunities." Click here to watch the clip.
Michael says: "People with disabilities should stop blaming themselves and blaming the impairment but rather show the world what they can perform and do, so that the employers get the potential and engage to see the employee's prospective abilities." 
Monday, June 27, 2022

2020-21 Advocate Ruben Avila Reyna shared the following news with us about Pride in Nuevo León, Mexico: “On June 18th, thousands of people took to the streets of Nuevo León, Mexico, to affirm that LGBTIQ+ rights are human rights. Pride means a lot in this city especially when just some years ago we were considered the most discriminatory state in the whole of Mexico. For the first time, even some Government officials joined Pride celebrations. The work in terms of laws and policies is still not done, but this year marked a significant step forward.