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Human Rights Day Program

December 3, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A look at Human Rights Day & Write for Rights

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Join us at the GL-UNA Human Rights Day Event where you’ll have the chance to connect with MSU Humphrey Fellows. At least three MSU Humphrey Fellows will discuss human rights as it relates to their countries – Burundi, Guyana, and Pakistan. Also, the United Nations response to the crisis in the middle east will be discussed.

Other Fellows from around the world will join us to chat with attendees after the program. Refreshments will be served.

The program will also include a Write For Rights writing campaign! You’ll have the opportunity to support people around the world who’ve been unjustly persecuted or imprisoned. People like Ahmed Mansoor, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for voicing concerns about the detention, torture, and unfair trials of dissenting voices in the UAE.

Write a letter, change a life

Write for Rights mobilizes hundreds of thousands globally each December around Human Rights Day. This year’s campaign unites individuals whose human rights have been violated by governments, police, or corporations. Over 61 years, Amnesty International’s activism through letters and online actions has liberated many, offering hope to former prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders, torture survivors, and influencing decision makers to reconsider, ultimately changing lives.

Humphrey Fellowship Speakers:

Raneem Asif, Pakistan

Raneem Asif, Pakistan

Raneem Asif is Chief Controller of Stamps of the Pakistan Post Office Department. Prior to this new role, she served as the Assistant Postmaster General, where she was responsible for the operations and human resources for the postal circle of Central Punjab, an area comprising over two thousand post offices and over four thousand employees. She has over a decade of work experience in the Pakistan Post Office and has served in a variety of capacities, including life insurance, risk and fraud management, and supervision of financial services. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she intends to learn about change management through case studies, gain practical experience in leadership development, and enhance implementation of HR best practices. Her ultimate goals are to enact improvements in service delivery, engage in capacity building, and successfully implement public policy reforms through human resources. Education in Pakistan is a special interest to her. Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics. Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance.

Rohmena Chung, Guyana

Rohmena Chung, Guyana

Rohmena Chung is the Director of Human Resources at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, the premier national hospital in Guyana. With over twenty years of public service experience and nine years in the health sector, she is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people, which she does at GPHC by developing structures, systems, and policies that positively impact its 2,500 doctors, nurses, and auxiliary staff. Additionally, she is often called upon by national leaders to offer her perspective on the long- and short-term challenges facing the health sector. Her Humphrey Fellowship goals include improving her research and analytical skills, allowing her to advance in her career at the policy level. Her ultimate goal is to venture into health care management where she will have greater responsibility in the operation and management of the health sector in Guyana. Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Jimmy Ndihokubwayo, Burundi

Jimmy Ndihokubwayo, Burundi

Jimmy Ndihokubwayo is President and Executive Director of Tabitha Community in Action, a local NGO that carries out relief activities for vulnerable populations. In this role, Jimmy oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. His Humphrey Fellowship goals include increasing his professional network, enhancing his skills in economic development, and learning innovative solutions for eradicating poverty. His ultimate goal is to create a center that will function as both a social entrepreneur hub that empowers young entrepreneurs as well as an inclusion center that will provide trauma-informed coaching to support initiatives from minority populations. Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences and Management Faculty .

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at MSU

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December 3, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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