Ana Paula Oliveira Stephen Okwany Siria Gastelum Jacques Muhindo Luisa Fernandes Riascos Gamboa

Human rights and organized crime: At-risk youth

A Talk by Luisa Fernandes Riascos Gamboa , Siria Gastelum , Stephen Okwany , Ana Paula Oliveira and Mr Jacques Muhindo

About this Talk

This event aims to convene a platform to bring together a cohort of the 2023 Resilience Fund Fellows with the objectives of discussing the intersection between crime and human rights agendas specifically children and youth. Low socioeconomic status, poverty, exposure to violence, unemployment and lack of access to proper education lead them outside the law and into the hands of criminal organizations. Resilience Fund community members would come together to explore the latest evidence of organized crime impact in human rights, share their insights, and raise awareness to human rights violations in the context of organized crime. The event will also be a platform to disseminate GI-TOC’s research on organized crime and human rights.

18 October 2023, 07:00 PM

07:00 PM - 08:15 PM

About The Speakers

Luisa Fernandes Riascos Gamboa

Luisa Fernandes Riascos Gamboa

Huaitoto Foundation

Educator in sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence. With 4 years of experience in the formulation and management of projects with human rights approach.


Siria Gastelum

Siria Gastelum


Stephen Okwany

Stephen Okwany

Talanta Africa, LGBTQIA+ Activist and Resilience Fellow 2023


Ana Paula Oliveira

Ana Paula Oliveira

Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime


Jacques Muhindo

Mr Jacques Muhindo

Amani Kwetu Coordinator, Université Officielle de Ruwenzori, Butembo

Jacques Muhindo Vyalirendi is a Resilience Fellow of the GI-TOC and Lecturer at the Université Officielle de Ruwenzori in DRC. He protects vulnerable children and youths from organized crime and human rights violations in conflict contexts through humanitarian assistance and crime prevention