Delphine Djiraibe

Activist Type
Human Rights

Delphine Djiraibe is a powerhouse Chadian attorney and co-founder of the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights. Recognized by BBC News as "one of Chad's most prominent human rights lawyers," Djiraibe has dedicated her career to advocating for justice and accountability. In 2004, she was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her remarkable contributions. Her work focuses on ensuring that revenues from projects like the Chad–Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project benefit local communities rather than fueling conflict or enriching the military. With unwavering determination, Djiraibe has challenged government corruption and lobbied for responsible resource management. From facing government backlash to advocating for international oversight, she remains a beacon of hope for human rights in Chad and beyond.

Artwork by
Jack Storie

This portrayal of Delphine celebrates the nature of Chad, a setting prime for local development and devoid of military occupation and big oil. She is situated cozily within the teeming abundance of the landscape, emphasizing her integral role in preserving the country’s rights and resources for its people.


Chad Flag
August 11, 1960
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