Moscow Helsinki Group
Grants to Moscow Helsinki Group
2011 (Duration 4 years)
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — 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.
2009 (Inactive Grant)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — To strengthen the human rights movement by monitoring human rights in Russia and to continue development of a regional monitoring network (over two years).
2007 (Inactive Grant)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — 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).
2003 (Inactive Grant)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — In support of regional monitoring, legal assistance clinics, and coalition-building activities (over three years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Moscow Helsinki Group $2,300,000 between 2002 and 2015.
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