Introducing Friends of Civil Rights Defenders

Civil Rights Defenders is proud to introduce Friends of Civil Rights Defenders.

Friends of Civil Rights Defenders brings together distinguished individuals who share our commitment to fighting for a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Each contributes to making our work possible with their unique set of resources, expertise, and network.

“Friends of Civil Rights Defenders is a key part of our strategy to expand our network of supporters and to increase the portion of our funding that comes from the private sector. We look forward to working closely with this fantastic group of acclaimed people in pursuit of our common goals,” said Anders Pettersson, Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders.

As of February 4, 2019, Friends of Civil Rights Defenders includes:

  • Bicky Chakraborty, Founder and Owner, Elite Hotels of Sweden
  • Stina Ehrensvärd, CEO & Founder, Yubico
  • Kevin Jennings, President, Tenement Museum NYC
  • Barbro S. Osher, Honorary Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in California
  • Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, Chairman, Sonecon, LLC
  • Anna Throne-Holst, President, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York

For more information visit Friends of Civil Rights Defenders

Are you interested in joining or learning more about how you can support our work?

Contact anna.magnard@civilrightsdefenders.org or visit Support Us.