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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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Rehabilitating child soldiers and confronting warlords: My trip to the DRC

Congolese citizens have been forced to walk a tightrope between leaving or staying, bribing or abstaining, silencing themselves or shouting, dying or living. As a Burundian living within sight of eastern DRC, I have watched the human rights crisis unfold and deepen. Still, a border always operates as a buffer between perceptions and realities. I always wondered if there was more to DRC than darkness, and during my visit I realized that if I am to offer a deeper level of engagement to groups working there, I must start by taking a closer look at this vast and resource-rich country.

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Strength in Numbers: A Ugandan Community’s Struggle to Keep Their Land

Pascal Wana and his wife, Betty Kusemererwa seated outside their home in Rwamutonga, Uganda. The couple and their children were one of 250 families violently evicted from their land by Ugandan security forces in August 2014. Pascal’s vision was irreparably damaged during the eviction. Photo by Robert Mentov December 14, 2018 By Carolyn Ziv, Fund […]

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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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