HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework provides advocates the opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their fields. Each Advocate is assigned a Columbia University professor as mentor. After completing the intensive four-month program, Advocates are able to more effectively lobby for their causes and address the human rights concerns of their community. Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Read more here.