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Reporting on Police Treatment of Nigerian Widows

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development has found that the country’s police force has failed to pay financial benefits owed to widows of police officers killed by Boko Haram. The ... Read More
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Addressing Unfair Citizenship Practices in Mexico

Sin Fronteras has helped to win Mexican citizenship for 14 individuals whose cases were plagued with undue delays and obstruction resulting from corrupt and unfair practices by the Mexican government. Read More

"The Media Doesn’t Care What Happens Here"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: WITNESS
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Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America and Peace Brigades International assesses Mexico’s Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Read More
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Addressing Enforced Disappearances in Mexico

Several Mexican human rights organizations present recommendations to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances and request scrutiny of the situation in Mexico, where at least 23,000 individuals are registered as “enforced disappearances”. Read More
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Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos is protecting the rights of vulnerable people amidst justice reform in Mexico. Watch
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Human Rights Center, University of California, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law is applying cutting-edge science and research to protect human rights globally. Watch
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Nine Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

From tracking money in U.S. elections to protecting the vulnerable in Mexico to reinvigorating civics education, these extraordinary organizations are tackling some of the most difficult social challenges and achieving outsized impact. Read More