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Thursday, October 3, 2019

2005 Advocate Alejandra Ancheita has been awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Paris Nanterre. In her acceptance speech, she said, “In a context like Mexico where violence has become part of the landscape, sometimes the most difficult thing is to defend joy and protect hope. However, we cannot settle, now or never, with this imposition. Fear cannot become the basic premise of our lives.” Alejandra is the founder and Executive Director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (The Project of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights).

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Led by 2019 Advocate Joanita Warry Ssenfuka, Freedom and Roam-Uganda (FARUG) is featured in a photograph by GSAPP alumnus and documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman at this year’s Photoville in NYC. Daniella has documented Uganda’s LGBTQ population multiple times since 2011 to explore the roots of homophobia and anti-gay legislation in East Africa. FARUG is a lesbian, bisexual, and queer diverse persons’ organization that advocates for the respect, protection, and fulfillment of their rights and reinforces feminist culture and narrative.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Chiora Taktakishvili, a Fulbright Graduate Student Program fellow from Georgia, supported HRAP this summer through the Edmund S. Muskie Internship program.

Monday, July 22, 2019
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). Since its inception in 1989, 319 advocates from 90 countries have attended the program. In honor of the 30th Anniversary, 25 advocates have written articles about best practices from their work over the years.
 
To view the HRAP 30th Anniversary report, click here
Thursday, July 18, 2019

On July 18, 2019 in Mexico City, 2003 Advocate Lydia Alpizar of IM-Defensoras (left) and 2005 Advocate Alejandra Ancheita of ProDESC (right) presented a report on the situation facing women human rights defenders prepared for the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mr. Michel Forst.