Our mission is to promote social and economic development anchored in human rights in order to narrow the wealth gap and inequalities in the developing world, by empowering the poor through effective, results-oriented projects.

We work closely with human rights commissions, advocate organizations, businesses, governments, non-profits and civil society in general, focusing on alleviating poverty through market-driven development, creating jobs and increasing incomes that strengthen basic human rights, particularly the right to health and the right to education as enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and legally codified in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

Our team of activists also promotes respect for human rights and international human rights law by disseminating reports and articles released by leading human rights organizations, think tanks, news outlets, and intergovernmental institutions through various social media outlets.

BOARD

Hugo Rios
Chair
President BT Consulting Group
B.A., magna cum laude, International Relations – Human Rights, Columbia University

Angeles de Pérez
Vice Chair
Vice-President Vida con Propósito

Saul Pérez
Mexico’s Outreach Director
President Vida con Propósito

TEAM

Priyanka Chaurasia
Researcher/Contributor
Google Associate Product Marketing Manager
B.A. History – Public Policy, Duke University, M.A. Human Rights, Columbia University

Ana Defillo
Researcher/Contributor
Human Rights Graduate Certificate, Columbia University, B.A. University of Central Florida

Carmen Gomez
Researcher/Contributor
B.A. Economics, Columbia University

Carolina Gueiros
Researcher/Contributor
Pace Law School, Human Rights Graduate Certificate, Columbia University

Higor Nascimento
Researcher/Contributor
B.A. International Relations, Columbia University

Cathy Resler
Researcher/Contributor
B.S. Environmental Studies, George Washington University, M.S. Sustainability Management, Columbia University

Caroline Rocha
Researcher/Contributor
Environmental Law Certificate, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, MA Constitutional Law (Candidate), Universidade de Sao Paulo.

Jacob Shiflett
Researcher/Contributor
B.A. History, Columbia University

Mathias Zeumer
Researcher/Contributor
B.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, UC Berkeley, M.A. Conflict and Dispute Resolution, University of Oregon

Kai Zhang
Researcher/Contributor
Co-Founder ProjectLabel.org, Weave-a-Dream (Guatemala)
B.A. Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship, New York University

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