Expertise: Women's rights
Shira Saperstein is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and the deputy director and program director for women’s rights and reproductive health at the Moriah Fund, a private foundation based in Washington, D.C. and operating in the United States and internationally. Moriah gives away $8 million annually in grants to organizations working on women’s rights and health, poverty and economic justice in the United States, international development and trade, human rights and social justice in Guatemala, and pluralism and equal rights in Israel.
Shira was the founding co-chair of the Funders’ Network for Population, Reproductive Rights, and Health (1997-99), and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Global Campaign for Microbicides and on the boards of the Summit Foundation and the Management Assistance Group. She is a graduate of Harvard University.