Thursday, July 1, 2021

Last week, 1993 HRAP Alumni Aung Myo Min was featured on PBS' Newshour program, explaining the human rights approach of the National Unity Government (NUG) in Myanmar. Aung Myo Min currently serves as Minister of Human Rights for the NUG. Find the full Newshour segment here.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today the Institute for the Study of Human Rights celebrates Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, it was not read to enslaved people in Texas until two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865. On this day, Union soldiers alerted enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free. June 19th is sometimes referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day”.

Friday, June 11, 2021

In cooperation with the International Indigenous Women's Forum/Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas, 2016 Advocate Aehshatou Manu and her colleagues from AIWO-CAN led a capacity building workshop on the empowerment of indigenous women, girls and youth with a focus on leadership, rights, and the impact of COVID-19 on their communities in Cameroon.

Friday, June 4, 2021

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia (speaking) and Sean Tanner, founders of The Abolition Institute, led a delegation to Mauritania and Senegal in May. Tandia reports: “No words can describe how thrilled I am about the visit.

Friday, May 28, 2021

2009 Human Rights Advocates Program alumni Mary Akrami (third from left) and Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Kabul Ian J. McCary met to discuss the role of women in building peace and unity in Afghanistan.