It is with a heavy heart that ISHR must report the passing of 2016 Advocate Raoul Kitungano of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He died on September 15th after a brief illness.
2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia received the 2022 Harlem Honors award as well as proclamations from Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and New York State Senator Cordell Cleare recognizing his contributions to Harlem as well as his human rights advocacy. Bakary spent more than 25 years with African Services Committee (ASC) as policy advocate and case manager. At ASC, he represented the organization at UN meetings and on the board of The New York Immigration Coalition. Tandia is a co-founder of The Abolition Institute which works to abolish slavery, particularly in Mauritania.
2000 Advocate Adrian Coman is featured in a recent episode of International Horizons, a podcast by the City University of New York Graduate Center.
On August 3, 2022, the Ugandan National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations, the government body that regulates NGOs in Uganda, halted the operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) for non-registration with the body.