Moscow Helsinki Group was awarded $2,720,965 between 1997 and 2011, including 9 grants in Human Rights and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$750,000

2011 • 4 years • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

This MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions will enable Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) to obtain additional office space in Moscow, thereby providing security and stability for the non-profit. MHG is Russia’s oldest human rights advocacy group, founded in May 1976 by a group of activists to monitor the USSR’s observance of its human rights obligations. Closed down by the authorities during 1982-1989, today MHG continues to play a leading role in the Russian human rights movement, conducting advocacy, publicizing violations, publishing reports, collaborating with a national network of human rights groups, and training human rights activists and government officials.

$400,000

2009 • 2 years • Human Rights

To strengthen the human rights movement by monitoring human rights in Russia and to continue development of a regional monitoring network (over two years).

$400,000

2007 • 2 years, 3 months • Human Rights

In support of a long-term strategy to strengthen the human rights movement in Russia through monitoring human rights and the development of a regional monitoring network (over two years).

$750,000

2003 • 3 years • Human Rights

In support of regional monitoring, legal assistance clinics, and coalition-building activities (over three years).

$175,000

2001 • 2 years • Human Rights

To support human rights education for activists from Russia's regions and the production of videotapes on human rights topics (over two years).

$135,000

2000 • 2 years • Human Rights

To develop a resource center for regional human rights organizations (over two years).

$60,000

1998 • 1 year • Human Rights

To establish a resource center for regional human rights organizations.

$6,000

1998 • 1 year • Human Rights

To support publication projects.

$44,965

1997 • 1 year • Human Rights

To support the interregional human rights project.

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