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Vivir con Alegria y Compromiso: Recordando a nuestras colegas a quienes perdimos en Guatemala

19 de Abril, 2019Por David B. Mattingly, el Vicepresidente de Programas del Fondo. To read in English, click here. La semana pasada viajé a Guatemala y a México para rendir homenaje a cuatro brillantes amigos grandes defensores de los derechos humanos quienes fallecieron en un terrible accidente automovilístico: Ana Paula Hernández, Oficial de Programas para […]

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Living with Joy and Commitment: A Remembrance of Colleagues Lost in Guatemala by David B. Mattingly

April 19, 2019By David B. Mattingly, Vice President for Programs Para leer en español, haga clic aquí. Last week, I visited Guatemala and Mexico to pay my respects to the memories of four brilliant friends and fierce human rights defenders who died in a terrible car accident: Ana Paula Hernández, the Fund for Global Human […]

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El Fondo lamenta el fallecimiento de nuestras colegas ocurrido en Guatemala

9 de abril de 2019 El Fondo para los Derechos Humanos Mundiales (el Fondo) se encuentra conmocionado por las muertes de nuestras estimadas colegas, Ana Paula Hernández y Sally O’Neill. Ambas perecieron en un accidente automovilístico ocurrido en Guatemala el domingo 7 de abril. También fallecieron en dicho accidente, Ana Velásquez, representante del Consejo del […]

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Fund Mourns Loss of Colleagues in Guatemala

The Fund for Global Human Rights is devastated by the deaths of two staff members, Ana Paula Hernández and Sally O’Neill. The two were killed in an automobile accident in Guatemala on Sunday, April 7. The Fund’s longtime driver, Daniel Tuc, and Ana Velásquez, a representative of the Mayan Peoples’ Congress of Guatemala (CPO), also […]

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This Human Rights Day, We’re Celebrating Defenders Worldwide

December 10, 2018 By Carolyn Ziv, Fund Staff × Helena Maleno advocates for greater protections for migrants in Morocco, in border areas, and on the Mediterranean Sea—where thousands die every year attempting the journey to Europe. A member of rights group Caminando Fronteras, she runs a hotline where people can report migrant ships in distress […]

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The NextGen leader championing women & minorities

Courage. Resilience. Determination. Tenacity. Grit. Whatever you choose to call it, the qualities that compelled Wai Wai Nu to take the tragic denial of her rights – and subsequent imprisonment during what should have been her university years – and turn that experience into a force for good is nothing short of extraordinary.   In […]

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Memory and Justice in Guatemala

March 3, 2016 For 36 years, Guatemala was engaged in a bloody civil war. From 1960 to 1996, thousands of rural and indigenous people were displaced, tortured, and raped, and over 200,000 people were killed in 626 documented massacres—most perpetrated by the government against indigenous peoples. Since the end of the war, organizations supported by […]

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The National Dialogue Quartet and the Fund’s History in Tunisia

December 17, 2015 At a time when disunity and political paralysis threatened to undermine post-revolutionary Tunisia, the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet provided a unified vision for a progressive, democratic future. Recently recognized by 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, the Quartet’s extraordinary success bears testament to the power of locally-rooted groups who work tirelessly, often at immense […]

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The Dangerous Fight for Justice in Burundi

It was 5:30pm on August 3, 2015. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was almost home from work in his neighborhood in Bujumbura, when an armed man on a motorcycle pulled up next to his car. He fired at close range, lodging four bullets into Pierre Claver’s face and neck. His life was in danger. Pierre Claver was […]

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Tlachinollan: Justice for the 43 Disappeared

Late September last year, students from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ school in Guerrero state, Mexico were traveling to an event to raise funds for their school when they were violently intercepted by local police. Several students were killed by open gunfire, and 43 students disappeared. Protests in solidarity with the students and their families arose across […]

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