Our people

Gauri  van Gulik


  • Western Europe


  • Grants & Investments

Impact Areas

  • Civic Empowerment
  • Data & Digital Rights
  • Independent Media


Gauri van Gulik

Principal (Representative)

As a Principal based in Berlin, Gauri focuses on Luminate’s grants and investments in Western Europe. 

Gauri brings over 15 years of hands-on experience in human rights, research, international law, strategic communication, and in particular women’s rights, civil society in Europe, and refugee rights to her role at Luminate. She was previously Europe Director at Amnesty International, responsible for all research, campaigning, and high-level advocacy on human rights in the region. Before becoming Europe Director, she was Europe Research Director there. Prior to her time at Amnesty, she worked as a Global Women’s Rights Advocate and a researcher and advocate in Europe at Human Rights Watch. Gauri started her career in Brussels where she worked in the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee and at Marie Stopes International, where she analysed and influenced EU policies and development funding on reproductive health. She also ran the European Parliament Working Group on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS.