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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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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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In Tunisia, Unmarried Mothers are Outcasts. One Fund Grantee is Working to Change That.

March 26, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff Being a mother anywhere is challenging. But for unmarried mothers in Tunisia, social stigma can make it nearly impossible. While Tunisia is known for its moderance—it was one of the first in the Middle East / North African region to give women the right to vote—social attitudes around […]

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6 Women Human Rights Defenders You Should Know

March 8, 2019By Cheryl Blowers, Fund Staff In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating six trailblazing women whose extraordinary human rights work is transforming communities across the globe. From changing laws on gender-based violence and LGBTI discrimination, to helping single mothers become self-reliant and overcome social exclusion, they are building a better world. The […]

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The fight for reproductive justice in El Salvador:
Imelda Cortez freed

February 27, 2019By Sally O’Neil, Fund Consultant On December 17, 2018, after spending nearly two years in prison, 20-year-old Imelda Cortez was acquitted and freed by a judge in El Salvador. A survivor of years of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Imelda had been charged with attempted murder after giving birth to […]

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