About Us

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (“FHRC”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba by empowering independent Civil Society within Cuba.  FHRC maintains regular contact with human rights defenders and civic activists who are working for change in Cuba through nonviolent means.  Some of these individuals include prisoners of conscience and their families, independent journalists and bloggers, cultural activists, as well as members of independent unions and marginalized sectors.  FHRC also maintains initiatives outside of Cuba to promote efforts by Cuban Civil Society within the Island, including fundraising campaigns and raising awareness about conditions on the Island.  FHRC feels a profound responsibility to support and empower Cuban Civil Society in its efforts to nonviolently transition to a free and democratic Cuba that has zero tolerance for violations of human rights.

Vision and Mission

FHRC’s vision is to empower Cuban Civil Society to build a durable democracy in Cuba.

FHRC’s mission is to:

  • Enhance on-Island Civil Society’s awareness and effectiveness in nonviolent activism
  • Facilitate on-Island Civil Society with civic training materials, communication equipment, thematic “know-how” manuals and financial support
  • Create awareness and document, within the Island and in the international community, human rights violations and on Island Civil Society efforts in line with our vision
  • Collaborate with international and on-Island nongovernment organizations to provide for additional expertise and resources
  • Provide humanitarian aid