EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS PROJECT
Toronto: Campus support group for Human Rights Defenders in Africa launched at York University
Recognizing both the need to address gaps in reporting on human rights violations in Africa and the great capacity and enthusiasm of students at York University, EHAHRDP is proud to announce the launch of the Campus Support Group for Human Rights Defenders in Africa at York University.
Executive Director of EHAHRDP Hassan Shire Sheikh spoke to a group of students January 13th on the great challenges facing human rights defenders in Africa in their mission to promote internationally recognized human rights and expose the abuse of power where it occurs. Mr. Shire Sheikh shared the stories of select human rights defenders to illustrate the daily realities and challenges of defence work, including the story of a journalist operating in South Sudan, an LGBTI activist working in Uganda, and a woman activist organizing in Somaliland. Click here to see full release.