Yasin Kiraga, President/Executive Director and CEO
Yasin (born 1985) is a Graduate Political Science and International Relations University of British Columbia. He is Vancouver based Political Scientist, Public Relations and Human Rights Consultant. He is the president and Founder of Front Line Public Relations and Communications International and Ubuntu Human Rights International. He founded Bring back our girls in Vancouver, a Human Rights Group dedicated for campaign awareness for against to promote Democracy, justice, freedom, liberty, teaching, promoting and defending Human Rights, using the United Nations Declarations for Human Rights. Yasin, is a leader, mentor and community activist and organizer. He is a expert in public speaking, campaign and mediation. Yasin has 10 year working with refugees, asylum seekers in United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Jesuit Refugee Services in Malawi. He experienced Refugee Status Appeal trainer, interpreter, translator and 5 years teaching experience instructor and teacher for Refugees in Malawi. He taught in Several School in Rwanda, Burundi and Refugee in Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa as a Jesuit Refugee Service and .U.N.H.C.R Assignments in Refugee Camps. He worked with U.N.H.C.R. UN. And JRS (Jesuit Refugee Services) Prominent Lawyers from USA, Canada and Geneva in Switzerland. And worked with Refugee Determination Unit with Malawi government. He has legal training in refugees and Asylum advocacy and Human Rights protection from U.H.C.R and JRS.
About Ubuntu Human Rights International
Committed to promoting, educating, advocating and protecting human rights
UBUNTU Human Rights International (UHRI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people, organizations, and countries to promote and protect human rights locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. UHRI was born from UBUNTU African Philosophy agitated by Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Bishop Desmond Tutu who believe that Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UBUNTU philosophy is entirely the same as both advocate for essence of humanity and being Humans, and respect the rights of all Humans in the community. The ideal philosophy of Ubuntu is to support Office of the High Commission on Human Rights in promoting Human Rights using the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and African Charter on Human Rights and People Rights.
UHRI teaches human rights in the classroom and non-traditional settings to encourage better understanding of human rights and enable people to protect their rights and the rights of others. By teaching human rights through all means—from conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dance—our hope is that the message of UBUNTU will someday spread around the world.
1. To revive Human Rights and Democracy in all parts of the World with the idea of Ubuntu, which means "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”
2. To educate, and Promote Human rights locally, provincially, nationally and internationally by utilizing the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
3. To facilitate networks in forwarding human rights and democracy around the World.
4. To seek the advocacy and realization of human rights at local, provincial, national and international levels by forwarding African Charter on human rights people’s rights and United Nations human right declaration.
5. To forward African Charter on Human Rights and People Rights.
6.To revive human rights, not only in all African Countries, but to highlight the local, provincial, national and international human rights abuses.
Meet the UHRI Team
Senator Mobina Jaffer, Member at large
Senator Mobina Jaffer represents the province of British Columbia in the Senate of Canada, where she chairs the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights. Appointed to the Senate on June 13, 2001 by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, she is the first Muslim senator, the first African-born senator, and the first senator of South Asian descent. Senator Jaffer also sits as a member of the Senate’s Anti-terrorism and Legal and Constitutional Affairs committees.Most recently Senator Jaffer chaired a Senate study on the sexual exploitation of children in Canada and the need for national action. A champion of Canada’s linguistic bilingualism, she advocates measures to advance the use of English and French in communities across Canada. As public safety has assumed a significant place in national debate and policy, Senator Jaffer raised awareness on the abuse of profiling in counterterrorism measures and the fundamental imperative to respect privacy, human rights, and the rule of law. Communities are at the heart of any successful policy initiative and progress; Senator Jaffer works to engage communities in protecting human rights, celebrating Canada’s diversity, and promoting progress.Senator Jaffer served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan from 2002 to 2006. From 2002 to 2005, she chaired the Canadian Committee on Women, Peace, and Security. Senator Jaffer is often invited to speak at international conferences on security issues and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which “urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts” and “calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict.” As a grandmother, women’s rights and children’s rights are central to Senator Jaffer’s advocacy.