Fund for Global Human Rights

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The Fund for Global Human Rights "is founded on the belief that securing basic freedoms worldwide requires effective, frontline organizations challenging abuse wherever it occurs. Thus the Fund for Global Human Rights works to ensure a strong, effective human rights community worldwide. Grants are awarded through a competitive and transparent grants process in areas strategically chosen to maximize the impact of funders' dollars and advancement of human rights everywhere." [1] Formed after a 2001 meeting set up by the International Human Rights Funders Group.

List of Grants for 2006 (472k), Word document

Staff (March 2007)



Accessed February 2011: [1]

Directors (March 2007)

  • Mary Robinson (Chair), President, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative
  • Mary Ann Stein (Founding Chair) - President, The Moriah Fund
  • Kemal Ahmed, Founding Partner, Old Square Capital Investment Advisors LLC
  • Holly Cartner, Executive Director, Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch
  • Hina Jilani, Director, AGHS Legal Aid Clinic; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders
  • Josh Mailman, President, Sirius Business Corporation
  • Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Senior Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Mona Younis, Consultant, Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • Mariclaire Acosta Urquidi, Founder, Comisiòn Mexicana de Defensa y Promociòn de los Derechos Humanos (Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights)




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  1. Board, Fund for Global Human Rights, accessed February 26, 2011.