Grantee Profile

HAQ: Centre for Child Rights

Grants to HAQ: Centre for Child Rights

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — Established in 1999 in Delhi, India, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights seeks to recognize, protect, and promote rights for all children and adolescents, especially those who are disadvantaged, through monitoring government's performance, providing public education, and conducting advocacy. Building on the promising outcomes of a previous MacArthur supported project, this final award supports HAQ to strengthen government's programmatic interventions in the state of West Bengal to prevent child marriage through training and monitoring of relevant officials. HAQ's engagement with communities, adolescents, and their families provides them with information and skills to act on the issue. The award supports the development of a book and a film, which along with the project's findings are used to advocate for increased attention of state and national governments to prevent child marriage.

  • $185,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW DELHI, INDIA — To strengthen legal mechanisms and the government's programmatic structures to prevent child marriage in India (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded HAQ: Centre for Child Rights $360,000 between 1983 and 2015.