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Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres

Grants to Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights

    CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO — The Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres (Center for Women's Human Rights) provides legal representation to victims of gender-based violence and litigates paradigmatic human rights cases in the northern state of Chihuahua - one of the first states to switch to the new accusatorial justice system in 2006. With this grant, the Center will focus on the new justice system's capacity to effectively handle three types of cases involving gender-based violence, enforced disappearance, and attacks against human rights defenders. The long-term objective is to set legal precedents for each type that will both improve the oral trial system and ensure better access to justice for victims. The Center will provide legal representation to victims, work with expert witnesses, and provide technical assistance to prosecutor's offices. It will also train justice system officials and other human rights organizations on gender considerations and international human rights standards to improve due process guarantees under the new accusatory system. Funds will be used for staff salaries, trainings, and meeting and travel expenses.

  • $285,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO — To improve access to justice for women who have been victims of gender-based violence (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres $735,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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