Mona Younis

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"Mona Younis, interim Executive Director of the Arab Human Rights Fund, helped establish the Fund as a member of the Preparatory Committee (2003-2008). A sociologist by training, Mona has consulted widely on human rights, philanthropy and organizational development for a broad range of clients that include Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Human Rights First. From 2007-2009, she served as Director of the Science and Human Rights Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. From 1998-2006, she was the Human Rights Program Officer at the New York-based Mertz Gilmore Foundation. During much of that time, Mona also led the International Human Rights Funders Group as its first Coordinator (2000-2005). Mona has carried out field research in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and taught at the University of Jordan in Amman. She is author of Liberation and Democratization: The South African and Palestinian National Movements (University of Minnesota Press, 2000). She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor." [1]

Mona Younis, "is a consultant to the Mertz Gilmore Foundation in New York. From 2000-2005 she also served as coordinator of the International Human Rights Funders Group, an international network of over 400 grantmakers committed to human rights. " [1]

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  1. Staff, Arab Human Rights Fund, accessed February 21, 2011.