Mission & Values

All people deserve to live in free societies that recognize human rights. We CONNECT activists, EMPOWER dissidents, and AMPLIFY new voices for freedom so that the world hears and acts.

Prying open authoritarian countries requires demand from within as well as pressure from outside. At the core is the dissident, the catalyst for the people and the motivation for the world to act. We recognize the terrible risks they face. Many pay the ultimate price.

Advancing Human Rights provides them with the technology to make their voices heard by institutions, the media, and other democratic societies.

Board Members
  • Robert L. Bernstein Chairman Emeritus
  • Trevor Norwitz Acting Chair
  • Irwin Cotler
  • Rachel N. Davidson
  • David Kilgour
  • Scott Greathead
  • Dorothy Tananbaum
  • Gregory Wallance
  • Staff

    Skip Winitsky

    Acting Executive Director

    Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar

    Community Director

    Julia Sibley

    Director of External Affairs

    Dawn Clarke

    Business Operations

    Brian Lee Boyce

    Communications Director