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Queer in Uganda: Leticia’s Story

October 9th, 2019 Growing up, Leticia knew that she was different. But when she came out to her family as transgender, they forced her into the streets. Determined to end the stigma and violence faced by the LGBTQ community in her country, Leticia helped found Queer Youth Uganda, an organization that pushes back against LGBTQ […]

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900 Days and Counting of Protesting Corporate Land Grabs in Honduras

October 1, 2019by Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff For nearly 900 days, Santos Acevado, 79, has gone to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam that is polluting a vital water source for his Honduran village of Pajuiles. A grandfather who has lived there his entire life, Santos was one of ten activists arrested in August […]

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Supporting Community-led Action to Protect Natural Resource Rights in West Africa

August 30, 2019By John Kabila and Sushil Raj Imagine living in a village where a mining company usurps control of your community’s land, threatening your family’s access to food, education, housing, farms, clean air and water, and disrupting your livelihoods. Instead of the promised development and economic gains it leads to further local impoverishment. In […]

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Mobilizing for Change: How Amal is Building a Stronger Future in Tunisia

August 16, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff While Tunisia’s civil resistance-led revolution of 2011 brought hope of increased economic opportunity and positive change, the ability to access basic rights remains a challenge for many of its citizens. At the time, Ahmed, then in his early 20s, was working as a mechanic for a phosphate mining […]

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Memorial Fund Established to Honor Colleagues and Support Latin American Activists

Fund StaffAugust 15, 2019 In July, the Fund for Global Human Rights held a memorial in Washington, DC, celebrating the lives and impact of two extraordinary colleagues, Ana Paula Hernández and Sally O’Neill. These advocates, who were lost in a tragic car accident earlier this year, shared a powerful commitment to human rights across the […]

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Cattrachas: the lesbian collective in Honduras tracking anti-LGBTQ violence and disrupting bias

June 24, 2019By Ryan Winstead, Fund Staff “Weeds.” “Perverts.” Degenerates.” These are just a few of the words Indyra Mendoza remembers the Honduran media using to describe LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people in the late 1990s. This public narrative was not only demeaning, it also reflected the reality of widespread discrimination and stigma […]

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5 Groundbreaking LGBTQ Activists to Celebrate this Pride

June 11, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff In honor of Pride Month, the Fund for Global Human Rights is spotlighting five grassroots groups and leaders who are fighting for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people worldwide by changing perceptions, socio-economic situations, and laws. Since 2002, the Fund has provided more than 350 grants to […]

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Reflections from the Field: Fund President and CEO Regan Ralph on Her Visit to Tunisia

May 20, 2019By Regan Ralph, Fund President & CEO Earlier this spring, I traveled to Tunisia to meet with some of our grantees there and to witness a country eight years into its hopeful democratic experiment. The Fund for Global Human Rights has been investing in Tunisian grassroots groups since 2004. Prior to the 2011 […]

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Meet the Mothers and Grandmothers Reuniting Migrants and the Families Left Behind

May 10, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff Each year, thousands of people make the difficult decision to migrate north from Honduras, leaving everything behind. They are driven by a desire for economic opportunity and a life free of violence—but their path is fraught with danger. Migrants are particularly vulnerable to robbery, sexual assault, and kidnapping. […]

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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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