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Peruvian Advocate for People with Disabilities Honored

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Bryan Russell hold his thumb up. © Bryan Russell 2020 (New York) – Bryan Russell, a Peruvian human rights advocate, is the 2021 recipient of the Human Rights Watch Marca Bristo Fellowship for Courageous Leadership in Disability Rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Russell, 29, is a passionate advocate for inclusive schools, health care and political participation.  He is a graduate of Ignacio de Loyola University and ran for Congress in 2019, the first person with Down Syndrome to pursue a political career in Peru. According to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation,…


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