Our past Human Rights Defenders

The Centre has hosted 76 human rights defenders from 44 countries since 2008.

Arwa, Sudan

Arwa

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
Human rights education

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Gerald, Kenya

Gerald‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
LBQ rights

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Mohamed, Egypt

Mohamed‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
Human rights lawyering

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Roman, Ukraine

El portrait‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
Human rights monitoring

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Charbonnel, Chad

Charbonnel

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Torture prevention

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Getachew, Ethiopia

Getachew Simie

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Journalism, women's & children's rights

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Mahad, Somalia

Mahad Omar

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Journalism

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Aida, Kyrgyzstan

Aida Baijumanova

Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Minority rights, protection of HRDs

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Bondita, India

Bondita Acharya

Autumn 2015

Women's rights

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Natalia, Russia

Natalia Zviagina

Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Human rights monitoring

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Azza, Egypt

Azza Soliman

Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Women's rights

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I, Mexico

Spring 2015

Women's rights

Ruth, Kenya

Ruth Mumbi

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Women's empowerment in informal settlements

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Hikma, Sudan

Hikma Ahmed

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Legal empowerment & women's rights

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Hakim, Afghanistan

Abdul Hakim Hashemi

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Human rights education through theatre

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Jestina, Zimbabwe

Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

Human rights monitoring

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Stephen, Nigeria

Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

Youth rights & development

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Manori, Sri Lanka

Manori Kalugampitiya

Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

Journalism, civil & political rights

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Abdiaziz, Somalia

Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

Journalism

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M, Palestine

Autumn 2012 - Spring 2013

Human rights advocacy

Carlos, El Salvador

Autumn 2013
Journalism

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Sahr, Liberia

Autumn 2013
Disability rights

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Nagi, Sudan

Nagi Musa

Spring 2013
Youth activism

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Dina, Honduras

Dina Meza, HRD, Honduras

Spring 2013
Journalism, supporting victims of state violence

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Nolwandle, Zimbabwe

Nolwandle Simunyu

Spring 2013
Grassroots activism for social rights  

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Kaltun, Somaliland

Kaltun Hassan, woman human rights defender (WHRD), Somaliland

Autumn 2012
Women's rights, focusing on VAW and SGBV

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William, Bangladesh

William Gomes portrait

Autumn 2012
Journalism, human rights advocacy

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Jaevion, Jamaica

Jaevion Nelson portrait 

Spring 2012
Youth development, human rights and HIV/AIDS

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Khalid, Pakistan

Spring 2012
Women's empowerment in remote rural areas of Pakistan, gender and rights based development programmes

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Min Min, Burma/Myanmar

Min Min portrait

Autumn 2011
Burmese political prisoner's rights

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Diana, Kyrgyzstan

 

Spring 2011
Legislative reform, human rights protection, empowerment of civil society

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Ahmed, Iraq

Autumn 2010
Women's governance & leadership, rights of academics, anti-corruption

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M, China 

Autumn 2010
HIV/AIDS and health education for vulnerable groups

Mary, Kenya

Spring 2010
Work on child labour and child sexual abuse, voter education

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Njoroge, Kenya

 

Autumn 2009
Engaging in the human rights and constitutional reform movement, reporting on extra-judicial killings

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Jit Man, Nepal

 

Spring 2009
Denouncing torture and bringing lawyers to rural areas to provide education in Nepalese law and human rights

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Mahendra, Indonesia

 

Autumn 2008
The economic and social rights of workers; developing a human rights curriculum for high school students

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Amir, Iraq

Autumn 2008
Raising awareness of international and Iraqi electoral law, establishing a human rights department in the University of Baghdad

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Anima, Nepal

Anima Poudel‌ 

Spring 2018
Women's and girls' rights

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Brian, Kenya

El portrait‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
LGBTQ rights

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M, Azerbaijan

El portrait‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
Countering shrinking civic space

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Nea'ma, Egypt

Nea'ma‌ 

Autumn 2017 - Spring 2018
Refugee rights

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Doaa, Egypt

Doaa Mostafa

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Trial monitoring

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Johana, Colombia

Johana Rocha

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Environmental rights

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Marc, Burundi

Marc Niyonkuru

Autumn 2016 - Spring 2017
Journalism, human rights advocacy

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T, Tajikistan

Spring 2017
Journalism

Monica, Papua New Guinea

Monica Paulus

Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Women's rights, sorcery related violations

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Gacheke, Kenya

Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Social justice, human rights monitoring

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Tewodros, Ethiopia

Spring 2015

Human rights documentation & legal aid

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Ahmed, Yemen

Ahmed Al-Kolaibi

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Peace-building & reconciliation

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Katsiaryna, Belarus

Katsiaryna Borsuk

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

LGBTQ rights

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Renato, Brazil

Renato Paulino Lanfranchi 

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Legal empowerment & social justice

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X, China

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Human rights education

Valdênia, Brazil

Valdenia Paulino Lanfranchi 

Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015

Legal empowerment & social justice

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Yass, Iran

Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

Women's rights

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Christeen, Egypt

Autumn 2013
Rural women's rights

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Gullalai, Pakistan

Gullalai

Autumn 2013
Women's rights

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El, Iran

El portrait

Autumn 2012 - Spring 2013
LGBTQ, women's & children's rights

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Fadi, Syria

Autumn 2012 - Spring 2013
Humanitarian aid

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Varnetta, Liberia

Varnetta M. Johnson, Liberia

Spring 2013
Women's political participation   

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Ruki, Sri Lanka

Ruki Fernando

Autumn 2012 - Spring 2013
Human rights training & advocacy

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Karak, South Sudan

Karak Mayik Denyok

Autumn 2012
Women's empowerment, child rights

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Helmy, Egypt

Helmy Elrawy

Spring 2012
Promoting financial transparency and accountability through budget monitoring

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Juan Carlos, Colombia/Mexico

Spring 2012
Documenting grave human rights violations and providing support to victims in Latin America

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Guleid, Somaliland

Spring 2012
Care, support and educational services for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS

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Dmitry, Russia

 

Autumn 2011
Documenting human rights violations in Chechenya, representing victims of torture, human rights trainings

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Pascal, Rwanda

Autumn 2011
Human rights reporting and electoral monitoring in Rwanda

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Sittipong, Thailand

 

Spring 2011
Legal assistance to individuals at risk, legal training, fact-finding into torture, arbitrary detentions & extra-judicial killings

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Majid, Sudan

Autumn 2010
Work with internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers and former child soldiers

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David, Uganda

David Kato portrait

Spring 2010
LGBTI rights

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Diana, Colombia

Spring 2010
Judicial representation of human rights victims in socio-environmental conflicts

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Dany, DR Congo

Autumn 2009
Working on anti-corruption and against impunity

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Rhoda, Sierra Leone

Spring 2009
Working to empower people through education and micro-enterprise development

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Ziad, Palestine

Autumn 2008
Monitoring and documenting the Israeli human rights violations

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Saifora, Afghanistan

 

Spring 2008
Women's rights, gender-based police violence, monitoring Security Council resolutions, human rights education.

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Sharon, Zimbabwe

 

Spring 2008
Addressing child and women's issues through sexual health and human rights education.

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