Ana Paula Hernández
As Program Officer for Latin America at the Fund for Global Human Rights, Ana Paula worked on a portfolio that provides strategic support and funding to over 55 human rights organizations in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. She also promoted 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 supported drug policy reform aimed at more balanced approach, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and human rights rather than enforcement and criminalization. She was the 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 was 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.
We are saddened to say Ana Paula tragically passed away in April 2019 while on assignment for the Fund for Global Human Rights in Guatemala.
Read a note about Ana Paula from Emma Sky, Director of the World Fellows Program.