The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working to ensure that all development finance institutions respect human rights. We strive to bring more coordination to a global movement led by communities and supported by civil society organizations. Download the Coalition overview here. Read our Impact Report 2016 to learn more about our work (download the full report: English, Spanish, French).
Coalition for Human Rights in Development members are not-for-profit civil society organizations, social movements, and community groups committed to ensuring that all development finance institutions respect, protect, and fulfill human rights.
Accountability Counsel – USA
Actions pour les Droits, l’Environnement et la Vie (ADEV) – Democratic Republic of Congo
ACTION Paysanne Contre la Faim – Democratic Republic of Congo
African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) – Nigeria
African Resources Watch (AFREWATCH) – Regional
Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice – Indonesia
Al Haq – Palestine
Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) – The Philippines
Amnesty International – International
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) – Lebanon
Article 19 – International
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) – Regional*
Asociacion Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS) – Colombia
Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA) – Regional
Bank Information Center (BIC) – USA
Both ENDS -Netherlands
Center for Bangladesh Studies (CBS) – Bangladesh
CEE Bankwatch Network – International*
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) – USA*
Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) – South Africa
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) – Netherlands
Chiadzwa Community Development Trust – Zimbabwe*
Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms (COMPPART) – Nigeria
Conectas Direitos Humanos – Brazil*
Conseil Régional des Organisations Non Gouvernementales de Développement (CRONGD) – Democratic Republic of Congo
Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) – Peru
Ecolur – Armenia
Ekta Parishad – India*
Equitable Cambodia (EC) – Cambodia
Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) – Fiji
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) – International
Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) – Argentina*
Fundación Construir – Bolivia
Fundacion para el Desarrollo de Politicas Sustentables (FUNDEPS) – Argentina
Gender Action – USA
Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – International
Human Rights Watch (HRW) – International*
Inclusive Development International (IDI) – USA
International Accountability Project (IAP) – USA*
International Disability Alliance (IDA) – International
International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) – International
International Rivers – International
Jamaa Resource Initiatives – Kenya
Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI) – Nigeria
Kazakhstan International bureau for human rights and rule of law (KIBHR) – Kazakhstan
Lawyers for Defending Human Rights Society – Jordan
Lumiere Synergie pour le Developpement/LSD – Senegal*
Maison Des Mines Du Kivu (MMKi) – Democratic Republic of Congo
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) – USA
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) – UK
Natural Justice – South Africa
NGO Forum on the ADB – Regional*
Otros Mundos, A.C. – Mexico
Oxfam International – International
Oyu Tolgoi Watch – Mongolia
Public Interest Law Center (PILC) – Chad
Réseau Camerounais des Organisations des Droits de l’Homme (RECODH) – Cameroon
Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) – Cambodia
Social Justice Connection – Canada
Society for Democratic Initiatives – Sierra Leone
Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) – Armenia
Uganda Land Alliance – Uganda
Urgewald – Germany
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) – Zimbabwe
*Steering Committee Member
The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is coordinated by a Steering Committee whose members serve for two-year renewable terms. The Steering Committee includes:
The Coalition operates as a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, which serves as our fiscal sponsor.
Members provide input into Coalition priorities and positions and where feasible, coordinate strategies and activities around development finance and human rights with the Coalition. Members communicate and collaborate with each other through email listservs, conference calls and in-person gatherings. There is no fee for membership.
If your organization is interested in applying to become a member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership application. Prospective Coalition members will be reviewed for approval by the Steering Committee.
The Coalition is supported by an International Secretariat:
The Coalition is seeking qualified individuals for advocacy, communications, and translation opportunities in human rights and development finance.
The Human Rights Intern supports the Coalition’s advocacy activities, which may include assisting in the development of advocacy tools, discrete research assignments on trends in development finance and human rights, preparation of case studies, attending and reporting on Coalition meetings and events, providing support to working groups, and providing some administrative support.
The Human Rights Fellow supports the Coalition’s advocacy activities through in-depth research, as well as through writing on trends in development finance and human rights, preparation of case studies, attending and reporting on Coalition meetings and events, and providing support to working groups, with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. Fellowship positions are geared toward advanced graduate students and professionals with advanced research skills.
Communications Intern supports the global, multilingual communications of the Coalition. The internship is based in Washington, D.C. or remotely. For more information please visit the link above.
The Coalition is seeking bi-lingual undergraduate students, graduate students, and graduates for the opportunity to gain experience in translation in the field of human rights and development. For more details, please see the link above.
Contact Coalition staff and members
For general media inquiries, contact Coalition Coordinator, Gretchen Gordon
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