Grantee Profile

Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia

Grants to Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — The Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia (ODI) proposes a series of activities to advance institutional change in Mexico's justice system in four key areas (police investigations, prosecutions, forensic opinions, and judicial obligations) by incorporating the generation and dissemination of standards and procedures using broad strategic litigation of children's rights.

  • $47,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia is building public awareness and support for Mexico's criminal justice reform process through the development of a ten-month public awareness and mobilization campaign revolving around an animated video clip with broad appeal. The project, which draws on private sector publicity expertise, merges social content with public media to provide a new platform and tools for justice reform proponents to engage in strategic communications that educate the public and respond to critics of the reform.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — To improve the judicial system's defense of vulnerable groups and individuals in Mexico (over 42 months).

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — In support of the defense of human rights through public interest litigation in Mexican constitutional courts (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Oficina de Defensoria de los Derechos de la Infancia $1,187,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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