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Darian Swig

Founder and President, Article 3 Advisors


Darian Weltman Swig is deeply engaged in the field of human rights and social justice. Darian’s life experience has been shaped by extensive global travel with NGO led missions to refugee camps, migrant centers, landmine/de-mining fields, post man-made and natural disaster crises locations, as well as post-genocide reconciliation and reintegration facilities and communities. Darian dedicates her time and resources – personally and professionally – to promoting universal human rights and in doing so, has helped to build a robust human rights ecosystem among philanthropists and change agents in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2006, Darian founded Article 3 Advisors, a not-for-profit consultancy focused on the nexus of human rights and strategic philanthropy. A3A is the culmination of Darian’s extensive experience in human rights related causes and projects. Each year, Darian hosts the A3A Human Rights Day Luncheon program in San Francisco to convene human rights philanthropists, thought-leaders, civic leaders and change agents.

Prior to A3A, Darian worked for over a decade in the field of international protocol and consular corps relations, specializing in dignitary coordination and head of state visits.

Darian currently serves on the governance boards of Human Rights Watch and The Philanthropy Workshop (founding board member). She also serves on the advisory boards of the Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

Darian holds dual master’s degrees in Political Science and International Area studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also an early and ardent supporter of advancing the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) framework.

Born in Germany, Darian resides in San Francisco, California, with her husband, Rick Swig.