About Ali

Ali Gharavi has been a leader in facilitation, mentoring, and strategic accompaniment of Human Rights Defenders’ Organizations for more than 15 years, and is co-author of Holistic Security – A manual for Human Rights Defenders. Ali has played a key role in designing the Digital Integrity Fellow program (DIF) at HIVOS  and was Mentor Fellow in the DIF program which entails a long-term, multidisciplinary accompaniment of HRD organizations to ensure their sustainability and strategic success.

Ali has facilitated, trained, and consulted over 200 HRD projects, organizations, and foundations in the past 15 years, and has worked in this capacity in over 50 countries.

In 2018, Ali was awarded a “Digital Defenders’ Heroes Award” at RightsCon 2018.