Tuesday, March 5, 2019

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia presided over The Abolition Institute’s most recent ceremony recognizing individuals and/or organizations who are working toward the elimination of slavery in Mauritania. The Abolition Institute, which is based in Chicago, awarded the 2019 Aichana Abeid Boilil Award to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and two staff members of WGHC Radio/Chicago. Aichana Abeid Boilil is the first woman to be rescued from slavery by SOS-Slaves, The Abolition Institute’s partner organization in Mauritania.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

“Being at Columbia was such a wonderful experience, it really opened my mind and got me to see legal education and human rights education in a very different way [from how] I was seeing it in Mexico.”

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Human Rights Advocates Program's 2018 Annual Program Report is now available.

Click here to read the full report.

Click here to read past HRAP Program Reports.

Monday, December 17, 2018

2013 Advocate Musola Cathrine Kaseketi of Zambia has been named the winner of the Her Abilities Award in Arts, Culture and Sports. Light for the World, a global disability & development organization committed to breaking down barriers to enrich society and unlock the potential in all of us, started the award to honor the achievements of women with disabilities. The winners were decided by an influential jury of women with and without disabilities from Mariam Doumbia of Amadou & Mariam to Judy Heumann, U.S.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates Human Rights Advocate Marijana Savić on being named one of five female entrepreneurs to win the first WE Empower UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge for their efforts on advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advancing the position of women and girls in society.