CEO & President, The Fund for Global Human Rights
Regan Ralph is the founding president and CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights. As a young women’s rights advocate, she embraced the power of human rights to challenge structural inequality and has worked alongside and in support of human rights movements ever since. Prior to launching the Fund, Regan was vice president for health and reproductive rights at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC, where she led advocacy, policy, and educational strategies to promote the quality and availability of health care for American women.
From 1992 to 2001, Regan helped build and ultimately
directed the Women’s Rights division of Human Rights Watch, where she developed campaigns to ensure the prosecution of sexual violence in conflict as a war crime, to secure recognition of gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum, and to promote women’s rights in countries including Russia, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Pakistan, and Mexico. Regan is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. She studied international law at the London School of Economics and Arabic at the American University in Cairo. She serves on the boards of EG Justice, Crisis Action, and WITNESS.