Barbara Y. Phillips
Barbara Y. Phillips, a social justice activist, was a law professor and civil rights lawyer before serving as the Program Officer responsible for the women’s rights portfolio in the Peace and Social Justice Program of the Ford Foundation.
A board member of the Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights International based in The Netherlands and India, she previously chaired the board of the African Women’s Development Fund USA, a sister-foundation to the African Women’s Development Fund in Accra.
Publications include Dignity and Human Rights: The Missing Dialogue (2011 Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New Delhi); The Road Traveled, The Road Ahead: Ford Foundation Support for Women’s Rights in Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Journey To a Just Society, ed. Elayne Clift (UPNE Press 2005); and numerous articles in academic journals about democracy.