Washington Office on Latin America
Grants to Washington Office on Latin America
2017 (Duration 1 month)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Office for Latin America –WOLA- is a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas. The award’s goal is to educate U.S. policymakers and a broader public in Washington, D.C. about the importance of the creation of Mexico’s new National Prosecutor’s Office or Fiscalía General de la Nación, and the need to ensure its independence.
2016 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights and social justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. This award supports improvements in investigations of human rights violations in Mexico through advocacy, research and analysis. In collaboration with Mexican organizations, WOLA develops policy proposals and helps ensure that human rights issues remain on the U.S.-Mexico agenda.
2014 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant will strengthen WOLA’s partnerships with Mexican human rights organizations to advocate for increased government accountability and respect for human rights in Mexico. It will also contribute to ensuring that human rights remain an essential part of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral agenda, and to improving access to justice for migrants in transit through Mexico.
2012 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Office on Latin America, a U.S. policy advocacy organization with a focus on Mexico and other Latin American countries, will convene a meeting in Mexico with civil society groups to discuss institutional corruption linked to organized crime and violations of human rights. The meeting will help to strengthen the relationship between justice system reform in Mexico and accountability in these situations.
2011 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve the quality of U.S. assistance to Mexico (over three years).
2010 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To promote bilateral U.S.-Mexico dialogue on the connection between migration and development.
2003 (Inactive Grant)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve understanding among policy makers in the U.S., Colombia, and Ecuador about the impact on tropical biodiversity caused by aerial eradication of illegal crops in the Andes region (over two years).
2000 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To improve public security in Latin America.
1999 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To monitor the Inter-American Development Bank's reconstruction efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Mitch.
1998 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the international workshop "Facing the 21st Century: Challenges and Strategies for the Human Rights Community."
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Washington Office on Latin America $1,198,000 between 1978 and 2017.