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MacArthur has three grantmaking programs in Mexico: population and reproductive health, human rights and justice, and migration.

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia.

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Our Grantmaking in Mexico

The Foundation began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1992. Today, MacArthur operates three programs in Mexico: population and reproductive health, human rights and justice, and migration and human mobility. Support is provided to expert civil society organizations working to improve young people's access to reproductive and sexual health and to improve maternal health outcomes in rural indigenous areas; to improve access to justice through promoting reform of the criminal justice system; and to facilitate exchange, dialogue and initiatives that improve the human condition of migrants and their families.

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Historic Reform of Mexico’s Military Justice Code

Strategic litigation by MacArthur grantees has helped to secure historic reform to Mexico’s Military Justice Code. Read More
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Updated Manual Helps Migrant Advocates Transfer Funds to Mexico

The Centro de los Derechos del Migrante and Global Workers Justice Alliance, both MacArthur grantees, worked with the American University Washington College of Law to produce a second edition of Money Transfers to Mexico, a manual ... Read More
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Guiding Justice Officials to Maximize Migrant Rights Protection

A set of guidelines for officials who preside over cases that affect migrants and persons subject to international protection has been published by the Mexican Supreme Court. Read More
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Preventing Fraud in Migrant Worker Recruitment

In response to high levels of fraud and abuse by recruiters of migrant workers seeking employment in the U.S., four MacArthur grantees launched a campaign to support workers in Mexico. Read More
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Understanding U.S. Worker Visas

The Global Workers Justice Alliance has created a comprehensive resource for information about the various non-immigrant visas used by U.S. employers to bring foreign workers to work in the United States. The Visa Pages contain ... Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Defend Free Expression, Enhance Criminal Justice Internationally

The 22 grants support efforts to establish and protect an open and secure internet and to develop new technologies that will help protect human rights advocates and journalists at risk of physical security threats, legal harassment ... Read More