Grantee Profile

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Grants to American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI) is a public service project of the American Bar Association, dedicated to promoting rule of law around the world. Since 2008, MacArthur has supported ABA-ROLI to provide direct support and legal assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The proposed grant will support ABA-ROLI to 1) transfer full ownership of legal aid clinics to local women's organizations to ensure sustainability and promote access to justice at the community level, and 2) provide justice sector actors with greater access to SGBV statistical records and case summaries through a case database, thereby improving the adjudication of cases and enhancing access to justice for survivors of SGBV.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve access to justice for victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (over two years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve access to justice for victims of sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative $1,450,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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