Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Kenedy Abor Owiti, 2017 HRAP participant, currently works as Support Assistant to the Office of the Co-Executive Directors at UHAI, the Eastern Africa Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. UHAI is the first indigenous and participatory African fund for Sexual and Gender Minorities and Sex Workers of Eastern Africa, and with over a decade of experience in the region.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Government of Greenland approves historic National Action Plan to comply with UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. For decades it has been documented that many children in Greenland live under very difficult conditions. Greenland has major socioecomic problems, including care neglect and high levels of suicide and substance abuse.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2015 Advocate Louisa Essendi is currently working as a consultant JINSIANGU:  an Intersex, Transgender and Gender non-conforming organization in Kenya, and identifies herself as a black, lesbian, queer, feminist, womxn. Gigi is also the Board Chair with Minority Womxn in Action and Rainbow Womxn of Kenya, both of which are Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer womxn-led organizations in Nairobi and Mombasa, respectively. Essendi also works as an independent consultant, working within Kenya and other countries in the region.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2011 Advocate Elvis Mbembe Binda is the president and a founding member of Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights, which helps communities and individuals in Africa’s Great Lakes Region live in peaceful coexistence. Through Avocats Sans Frontieres-Belgium, Elvis has assisted many minors and vulnerable persons before the courts in Rwanda. He has also worked as deputy coordinator at Forum d’Echanges pour la Cohesion Sociale and as a human rights officer with Central Africa Youth Network, where he taught the youth of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern DRC about human rights.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

2014 Human Rights Advocate Liang Xiaojun was interviewed by China Change for a new series called “How I became a human rights lawyer." Read the full interview and watch the video here.