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Ariel Herrera

Program Manager, Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program

Ariel Herrera is a program manager for the Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program at Freedom House, which provides emergency funds, advocacy support, and security assistance to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights. Herrera is an activist with more than 12 years of experience in international human rights advocacy, including eight years at Amnesty International USA, where he helped build one of the organization’s most successful thematic program initiatives on LGBT human rights. As an independent consultant, Herrera has provided technical support in organizational development and training in rights documentation, and advocacy for grassroots HIV/AIDS groups working with key affected populations in East and Southeast Asia.