Guest Talk: Human Rights in Africa, with S. Rugori, K. Owiti, & M. Miiro, Tuesday, 11/14, 12-1:30pm

Join us for a conversation with the African Human Rights Advocates.

Star Rugori (Burundi) is the Executive Director of Mouvement pour les Libertes Individuelles (MOLI), which uses evidence-based advocacy to advance the rights of marginalized people in African society through advocacy, documentation, research and capacity building with stakeholders in human rights.

Kennedy Owiti (Kenya) serves as the Programme Manager and Advocacy Patron at the Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Kenya LGBTI Coalition. The NYARWEK LGBTI Coalition creates spaces for dialogue on human rights advocacy and policies. Kenedy is an expert in security and protection for human rights defenders in hostile contexts, especially LGBTQI HRDs.

Michael Miiro (Uganda) 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). MADIPHA's mission is to promote access to comprehensive HIV&AIDS services by all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through advocacy, mobilization, sensitization and training.

This event is co-sponsored by the George Clement Bond Center for African Education; Office of International Services; and Columbia University Human Rights Advocates Program: Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Please rsvp directly to cae@tc.columbia.edu by Monday, November 13th.

Where: 306 Russell

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