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France Francois

 

 

France Francois is a multifaceted writer, human rights activist, and change-maker advocating for increasing global engagement amongst the diaspora while building global platforms to drive change. She is a product of the vibrant Haitian immigrant community of Miami. Passionate about social inclusion, social justice, foreign aid, policy, socioeconomic development, and immigration, she has worked for such organizations as the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Organization for Migration and the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund. Most notably, as the founder of Rights for All in the Dominican Republic, she organized an international coalition to lobby against human rights violations in the Dominican Republic. She has also been a leading voice in accountability in foreign aid and disaster relief donations. As a thought leader, she diagnoses key issues and facilitates essential conversations. Her sought after commentary and policy perspective has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, Ebony, The Miami Herald, and in the Washington Post. 

France is truly a citizen of the world. An incessant world traveler and former expat, she once left the policy world of Washington to spend two years living abroad in Panama to learn Spanish. She now interviews change-makers around the world on her site In Cultured Company, connecting the diaspora by providing global experiences that foster local connections to create a better world.