2015 • 2 years, 4 months • Migration
Sin Fronteras [Without Borders] is one of the leading Mexican civil society organizations specializing on migrant issues. An anchor grantee of the Foundation's Regional Migration Corridor Initiative, Sin Fronteras effectively combines direct service provision with policy advocacy. This award supports efforts to advance migrants' rights in the Mexico-Central American region through advocacy and litigation. Advocacy activities aim at generating policy proposals at the state, national, and regional levels to improve conditions for migrants. Strategic litigation efforts seek to set legal precedents in Mexico's justice system to improve due process for migrants.
2013 • 3 years, 7 months • Migration
Sin Fronteras works to support human rights in Mexico, provide legal services and protection to migrants, and advance improvements in national migration policy through direct dialogue and advisory services to government and as a lead coordinator of civil society voices. General operating support for Sin Fronteras will allow the organization to: 1) conduct advocacy and policy analysis for national level migration policy, as well as at an international level; 2) improve access to justice for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Mexico; 3) conduct training and research activities; and 4) support regional dialogue and cooperation on migration, focusing on temporary migrant labor between Mexico and Central American countries.
2012 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
Sin Fronteras is a civil society organization providing legal and other services for migrants, conducting strategic litigation in cases of the violation of migrants’ rights, and monitoring and reporting on the human rights of migrants living in Mexico. It also participates in a number of civil society forums to provide input to government officials on Mexico’s evolving migration policy. This grant will contribute to the organization’s long-term financial stability by allowing it to purchase permanent office space in Mexico City, where it is based.
2011 • 2 years, 2 months • Migration
This grant provides support for Sin Fronteras to strengthen and promote human rights protection for migrants and to research and advocate for improved migration policies in Mexico. Sin Fronteras, a civil society organization based in Mexico City, provides legal and other services for migrants, conducts strategic litigation in cases of the violation of migrants’ rights, and monitors and reports on the human rights of migrants living in Mexico. It also participates in a number of civil society forums to provide input to government officials on Mexico’s evolving migration policy.
2010 • 1 year, 10 months • Migration
To strengthen institutional capacity with the aim of continuing and expanding work to promote and defend the human rights of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Mexico.
2009 • 2 years, 2 months • Migration
To improve regional governance of migration in Mexico and Central America and to support advocacy, strategic litigation, and capacity building to protect migrants' human rights (over two years).
2008 • 1 year • Human Rights
In support of activities to strengthen human rights protection for migrants and refugees in Mexico.
2006 • 2 years, 3 months • Migration
To educate government participants and develop policy recommendations regarding the regional governance of migration in Mexico and Central America (over two years).
2004 • 2 years, 11 months • Human Rights
In support of activities to strengthen human rights protection for migrants and refugees in Mexico (over three years).
2000 • 2 years • Human Rights
To support the Regional Human Rights Initiative (over two years).