Regan Ralph, founding President and CEO, Fund for Global Human Rights


Regan Ralph is the Board President of WITNESS and the founding President and CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights. Prior to launching the Fund, Regan was Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she led advocacy, policy, and educational strategies to improve healthcare for American women.

From 1992-2001, 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 around the world.

Regan is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, and studied international law at the London School of Economics and Arabic at the American University in Cairo. In addition to serving as Board President of WITNESS, she serves on the board of EG Justice; the advisory council of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center; the advisory committee of The Council for Global Equality; the global practitioner council at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship; and the steering committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group.