Margaret Hempel is the director for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice at the Ford Foundation.
Margaret Hempel is the Ford Foundation's director for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Justice (SRHR).
Joining the Ford Foundation in 1990, Hempel worked first as a program officer and then as deputy director of the human development and reproductive health unit. She left the group in 1999. In 2008 she returned to direct the foundation’s SRHR work. In 2013, she assumed leadership of an expanded unit encompassing work on gender rights in addition to SRHR.
Hempel's portfolio focuses on advancing the rights of women and LGBT people; reducing discrimination based on gender, sexual or HIV/AIDS status; and ensuring that the priorities and leadership of women and young people who face multiple forms of social, economic and political exclusion are central to the advancement of policies and programs for sexuality and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Her team makes grants in Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, China, Indonesia, India and the United States.
Ms. Foundation for Women
American Jewish World Services
- Ford Foundation: Grant Makers: Margaret Hempel (accessed on Oct. 2, 2014)
- Women Deliver: Draft Minutes from Rio+20 Review Meeting (accessed on Oct. 2, 2014)