Ana Paula Hernández

Ana Paula Hernández

Program Officer for Latin America
Fund for Global Human Rights

As Program Officer for Latin America at the Fund for Global Human Rights, Ana Paula works on a portfolio that provides strategic support and funding to over 55 human rights organizations in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. She also promotes a broader initiative across Mesoamerica to defend land and resource rights and increase corporate accountability, particularly in the extractive industries. As a leading human rights advocate in Mexico, Ana Paula has supported drug policy reform aimed at more balanced approach, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and human rights rather than enforcement and criminalization. She is the former deputy director of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center in the state of Guerrero, located in a mostly indigenous region and one of the poorest in Mexico. She has been a consultant to the Angelica Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Mexico Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

AUDIO

Yale World Fellows Netcast: Drug Violence and Human Rights in Mexico, November 30, 2010. Click here to listen

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