Nicolette Naylor

Nicolette Naylor is a South African human rights lawyer, who has specialized in International Human Rights. Today, she is the Regional Representative for the Ford Foundation, Office for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has litigated landmark constitutional cases in South Africa that altered the law relating to sexual harassment in the workplace, child sexual abuse, rape and HIV/AIDS. She has also worked within the global human rights legal fraternity assisting in key litigation before the European Court of Human Rights and has argued the first womens rights case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights. In 2007 she was appointed Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation. Over the years she has focused on issues of womens rights, socio-economic rights and accountability and was responsible for developing initiatives to strengthen donor collaboration and South-South collaboration on issues of land and extractive industries.