Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion
Grants to Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion
2012 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — The Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI), a Mexico-based NGO, is dedicated to policy research on -- and the provision of legal services to -- migrant women and their families. This MacArthur grant funds a research project aimed at identifying policies and practices in the U.S. and Mexico that lead to the separation of migrant families, and in particular the separation of children from parents. IMUMI will produce policy recommendations for providing families with more options for reunification, and they will also develop a "toolkit" and guidelines for helping migrants address legal challenges in cases of family separation caused by detention, deportation, or other circumstances.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion $100,000 between 2003 and 2013.