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.
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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:
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
International Accountability Project (IAP)
Lumiere Synergie pour le Developpement/LSD
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)
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 email@example.com, with firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Coalition for Human Rights in Development receives funding from the Ford Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and two donors who prefers to remain anonymous. We are extremely grateful for their invaluable support, that has allowed us to grow, strengthen our Coalition, and deepen our engagement with communities, defenders and organizations around the world.
Annual Statement 2021
Secretariat costs: $314,820
Professional services / consultants: $52,129
Sub-granting and community grants: $250,208
Technology and equipment: $6,213
Other (including fiscal sponsor fees): $50,917
Contribution to Reserve: $ 156,850