Radha Friedman

Director of Programs
The World Justice Project

Radha Friedman is the Director of Programs at the World Justice Project, where she leads a portfolio of 90 pilot programs advancing justice in 61 countries. Prior to this, Radha was co-founder and Deputy Director of the world’s first Center for Women’s Land Rights at Landesa, an award-winning NGO. Previously, she was Associate Director of SKS Foundation, the largest micro-credit organization in India, providing micro-loans to rural women to start their own businesses. Radha has conducted fieldwork in 13 countries and holds an M.A. in International Development Studies / M.S. in Public Service Administration from DePaul University, a B.A. in South Asian Studies from Antioch College, and a post-graduate certificate in Cross-Sector Partnerships from University of Cambridge. She serves on the board of Rangzen, a Tibetan rights organization founded by the Dalai Lama’s family, and Lotus Circle, advancing women’s rights in the Asia Pacific region. Radha is also a leader of EPIP (Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy) Seattle. In 2014, Radha was selected as an emerging leader by the UN Alliance of Civilizations, and in 2009, she was selected by the Global Women’s Leadership Network as one of 20 “Global Leaders for Justice.”