The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organizations, and grassroots groups working together to ensure that development is community-led and that it respects, protects, and fulfills human rights. We do so by making sure that communities have the information, power and resources to determine their own development paths and priorities and to hold development finance institutions, governments, and other actors accountable for their impacts on people, peoples and the planet. 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. Click on this map to explore our members and learn more about their work. You can also see a graphic snapshot of our members here.


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.


The Coalition is supported by an International Secretariat:

        Hosted by: Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM)

  • Anne Bordatto, Community Resource Exchange – Latin America Regional Facilitator (Guatemala)

           Hosted by: Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD)

  • Mark Fodor, Defenders in Development Campaign Coordinator

               Employed by: Front Line Defenders

Jobs and Internships

Regional Coordinator for Asia

The Coalition is seeking a Regional Coordinator for Asia to work with our Director and serve as part of the International Secretariat. The Regional Coordinator for Asia will serve as the primary contact and Secretariat representative for the region. The Coordinator will be responsible for member outreach, coordination, and advocacy campaigns to change international development processes and advance human rights in the region. Please see the job ad here.

Unpaid remote internship

We accept applications for unpaid, remote internships on a rolling basis, to support the work of the Defenders in Development campaign. The Coalition actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in English to mfodor@rightsindevelopment.org, with contact@rightsindevelopment.org in copy and “Defenders in Development – Internship” as subject line.

We particularly welcome students enrolled in investigative journalism programs/courses or recent graduates, who would be interested in learning more about financial research and how to uncover the links between projects funded by development banks and human rights violations connected to these projects. Check out here to find out more about the unpaid internship programme for journalism students.