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Migrants Rights International

Geneva, Switzerland

Migrants Rights International was awarded $545,000 between 2011 and 2015, including 3 grants in Migration.


2015 • 1 year, 2 months • Migration

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.


2014 • 2 years, 4 months • Migration

This grant supports Migrants Rights International's role in coordinating global civil society participation and advocacy in a range of international policy initiatives related to crisis migration and climate change. The project aims to contribute to the establishment of new international standards for the protection of the human rights of migrants caught in situations of crisis before, during, and after the process of migration. This includes measures to consider migration as an adaptation strategy and policy response to climate change. The grant funds will be used for salaries, consultant fees, travel, meeting costs, translation, and publication costs.


2011 • 3 years, 8 months • Migration

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

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