Grantee Profile

Socio Legal Information Centre

Grants to Socio Legal Information Centre

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — The Socio Legal Information Centre (SLIC) in Mumbai, India, uses the legal system to advance human rights and ensure access to justice. SLIC is the largest human rights NGO in India with offices in 25 states and 180 lawyers and social workers. SLIC's activities include litigation, advocacy, legal awareness programs, investigations into violations, and public education campaigns. This grant will be used for the purchase of an office and training space in Delhi. A portion of the grant funds will also be used to make a contribution to SLIC's cash reserve fund to provide health insurance and emergency assistance for staff.

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — The grant to the Socio Legal Information will support the use of legal strategies to advocate for the improved implementation of laws, policies and programs that prevent maternal mortality and morbidity, and protect young people's sexual and reproductive health in India.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — To support a legal advocacy program on maternal mortality and morbidity, and young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights in India (over three years).

  • $220,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — In support of a legal advocacy program on young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights with a focus on delaying the age of marriage in India (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — In support of a legal initiative to discourage early marriage in India (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Socio Legal Information Centre $1,595,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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