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Darian Weltman Swig

Advisory Board Member


Darian Weltman Swig is an Advisory Board Member with the Human Rights Center. Darian is deeply engaged in the field of international human rights. She is founder of Article 3 Advisors, a not-for-profit consultancy that works at the nexus of human rights and strategic philanthropy; and co-founder of Article3.Org, which works to strengthen the human rights philanthropy ecosystem. Prior to A3A, Darian worked for over a decade in the field of international protocol. Darian’s heart and mind continues to be inspired and shaped by exposure to courageous human rights activists as well as through extensive global travel with NGO led missions. Her philanthropic interests support universal human rights advocacy and U.S. criminal justice reform. Currently, Darian serves on the International Board of Human Rights Watch and as chairperson of the HRW U.S. Program Advisory Committee. In addition, she serves on the advisory boards of the Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley; WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford; Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.  Darian is an alumna and founding board member of The Philanthropy Workshop. Darian holds dual master’s degrees in Political Science and International Area studies with an emphasis on human rights from the University of California at Berkeley. She resides in San Francisco with her husband, Rick Swig.