Humphrey Fellow Fasoha Presenting on “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Protecting Human Rights”

Ms. Fasoha is the Director of Advocacy of the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives. She is in charge of organizing awareness and advocacy programs that pertain to various vulnerable groups, such as women and children. Her main focus is on promoting a culture of human rights. Ms. Fasoha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology from Help University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and her Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Technology-Sydney in Australia. During her Fellowship, she would like to gain further advocacy skills on issues such as women’s rights, children’s rights, and victims of human trafficking.

 Ms. Fasoha’s workshop will focus on the role of human rights organizations in national systems, comparing the US non-profit system to the constitutionally created human rights institutions in the Maldives. This workshop will explore the unique powers granted through a constitutional mandate, the practical obstacles HRIs face from their own governments, and ways in which non-profits and HRIs can learn from each other.

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