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 “A Senior Fellow is a person who is empowered. She doesn’t spent hours on Facebook complaining that this world is not a perfect place to live; she turns Facebook into a platform of change instead. She doesn’t give up, when her influence on human rights issues is modest; she goes on working and creates a snowball effect.

A Senior Fellow is a person who is never alone. No matter how far away geographically, like-minded people are at short distance away ready to inspire her, support her beginnings, and help her ideas to find the right track.

A Senior Fellow is a person for whom “a person” is not just a word, but the world. And Senior Fellow cannot stand when any “world” is verbally or physically abused because of shape, gender, or color of skin. What makes a Senior Fellow deserve her name is a readiness to fight, using all her skills for defending and, most important, spreading the HIA values further” 

Daria, Ukraine, International Relations and European Studies student, Warsaw Program Fellow


What Humanity in Action taught me is that change often occurs and begins on a micro level. There is suffering in this world, and if I have the ability to alleviate at least one person's suffering through whatever it is I choose to do, I will be content and that would be meaningful. However, I am more ambitious than that. I will not stop there.

Joel, USA, graduate of film and media studies, Warsaw Program Fellow 

One of the most significant ways I grew through Humanity in Action was in gaining more confidence in myself as a thinker, an activist, and a person. Through this experience, I have been able to cultivate my own narrative and think about what drives me. I now feel more assured in my ability to do good work, to lead others, and speak from my own life experience/global perspective. Furthermore, Humanity in Action helped me see not only what sector of social justice work I want to pursue, but also how I want to pursue it.

Madeline, USA, Warsaw Program Fellow


"Even though I thought I knew that all humans should enjoy the equal rights, I realized I didn’t quite know it. It might be true for many things: we think we understand things, when we talk about them or express opinions, even argue about them with passion. (…) Maybe to understand a concept which causes abuse or suffering actually means to act upon this understanding because you cannot do otherwise? Does "understand" mean "act" after all? I think for me Humanity in Action fellowship became a space, where some far-fetched ideas became flesh and blood."

Mariana, Ukraine, journalist, Warsaw Program Fellow 

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