Human Rights Watch
San Francisco City Director: Jen Haile
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
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I am incredibly proud to support Human Rights Watch. They are vital to lifting up human rights defenders around the world, giving voice to the voiceless, and bringing a powerful spotlight to atrocities that if left in the dark, would continue. The impact of Human Rights Watch fuels hope and gives those of us that call the Bay Area home a tangible way to support human rights everywhere and anywhere. It’s about more dignity in the world – that is what HRW’s work ultimately delivers.
Human Rights for All
Human Rights Watch is working around the clock to protect and uphold fundamental rights and freedoms on multiple fronts. Across 102 countries, we cover everything from refugee rights and LGBTQ+ rights to climate change and the environment. We are leveraging our time-tested methodology — investigating human rights abuses, exposing the facts to the public, and effecting change — to right wrongs wherever they happen and help lay the foundation for a more just and equitable world.
Over the last year, HRW has produced 400+ publications documenting the far-reaching consequences of COVID-19. We exposed how the pandemic has laid bare systemic frailties in the protection of basic rights and spurred a range of human rights abuses. With your partnership, we can secure more foundational victories for human rights amidst the countless global rights challenges on the horizon.
Gloria Principe, Chair
Cathy Crane Moley
Amy Rao, Chair Emerita
Beth Van Schaack
Sofie Vandeputte, Chair Emerita
San Francisco Executive Committee:
Joy Alferness, Co-Chair
Leigha Weinberg, Co-Chair
David Keller, Chair Emeritus
Lore McGovern, Chair Emerita
Nancy J. Parrish, Chair Emerita
Orville Schell, Chair Emeritus
Darian Swig, Chair Emerita