Grantee Profile

Migrants Rights International

Grants to Migrants Rights International

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year)


    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Migrants Rights International (MRI), founded in 1994, is an alliance of migrant associations and migrant rights, human rights, labor, religious, and other organizations that operate at the local, national, regional, and international levels. Its mission is to advocate for the respect, protection, and fulfillment of the human rights of migrants and their families around the world, and to foster unity and the inclusion of migrant voices at all levels of policymaking. With MacArthur funds, MRI is coordinating global civil society participation in Migrants in Countries in Crisis, an intergovernmental policy initiative aimed at improving protections for migrants trapped in humanitarian crises. MRI's participation in this initiative helps ensure broad representation of migrant voices and interests, which should result in voluntary guidelines and an operational framework that will improve the treatment of migrants in future crises.

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)


    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — To coordinate global civil society to advance international policy standards, responses, and projections for migrants in situations of crisis migration, including that associated with climate change (over two years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — In support of a Global Civil Society Coalition on Migration (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Migrants Rights International $545,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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