Marijana Savic
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Marijana Savic is the founder and director of ATINA-Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and All Forms of Gender-based Violence. She founded Atina to aid survivors of violence, exploitation, and human trafficking in Serbia. She established the first safe house for victims of trafficking in the country. Atina expanded its focus to also provide psychosocial, legal, and medical assistance to women and children feeling war and persecution at home. She attended the 2018 HRAP. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Michael Miiro is the Technical Advisor on HIV/AIDS, disability and sexual and gender-based violence for the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV&AIDS (MADIPHA).
He has trained village health teams, health workers, and police in sign language and held workshops about PWDs who are Living with HIV & AIDS as well as SGBV against PWDs.
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Co-founded by 2020 Advocate Bakary Tandia, The Abolition Institute presented its 2020 Aichana Abeid Boilil Awards on February 12th at the Stone Temple Baptist Church in Chicago. Named after the first woman rescued from slavery by SOS Esclaves, the award honors those in the “Land of Lincoln” who are fighting modern day slavery in Mauritania. Tandia is also a Case Manager and Policy Advocate at African Services Committee in New York City. He has guided every HRAP cohort since 2011 on how to maximize the HRAP experience.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Zach Norris attended the 2007 HRAP.  He recently published his first book "We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities". The book lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment toward growth and support systems for families and communities. He advocates for truly dismantling the Us vs. Them mentality, building relationships within the community and bridging the divides.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Carol Dyantyi attended the 2014 HRAP. She is the Founder and Director of Ikageng Itireleng AIDS Ministry, a South African community-based organization dedicated to children whose parents have been diagnosed with or died from AIDS. Known as “Mum” Carol, she has dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of all children in South Africa and providing them with the resources needed to live a fulfilling, healthy life. Carol holds a Bachelors in Community Development and Leadership from the University of Johannesburg.