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Women’s Health and Human Rights in Twenty-first Century Mexico

Graciela Freyermuth, David Melendez, and Hilda Argüello of Asesoría, Capacitación y Asistencia en Salud, A.C. (ACASAC) write about how women’s movements and organized civil society in Mexico have advanced a policy agenda for the ...
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#AsíRespondimos: An Urgent Initiative for Supporting Civil Society Organizations

Tania Reneaum Panszi, Executive Director of Amnesty International Mexico, writes about the critical work of civil society organizations in Mexico and the challenges created by COVID-19.
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The Rainbow of La Montaña

Abel Barrera of Tlachinollan Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña writes about what rainbows mean to Indigenous communities in the region of Guerrero state known as La Montaña.
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Civil Society Organizations in Mexico Support Victims and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses

MacArthur-supported videos illustrate how civil society organizations working on human rights issues in Mexico have pursued a variety of strategies to fight impunity.
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Documentation of Human Rights Abuses and Impunity

A Spanish-language report presents findings from systematic documentation of human rights crimes Mexican security agencies committed while fighting drug trafficking and organized crime.
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Accounting for Unidentified Bodies

In a timeline from 2006 to 2020, “Forensic Crisis” by Quinto Elemento Lab tells a visual story of the impact of the accelerating number of unidentified bodies in Mexican morgues.
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Holding the Prosecutor’s Office Accountable

A report from the Washington Office on Latin America analyzes the effectiveness of the National Prosecutor’s Office in Mexico.
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Preserving Evidence of Disappearances

Repository of Documentation on Disappearances in Mexico will collect evidence from disappearances to support families of the disappeared and investigations into human rights abuses.
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Centering Transitional Justice During COVID-19

To support transitional justice through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund awarded nearly $1 million to civil society organizations in six West African nations.
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Protecting Freedom of Expression and Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur's human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy focuses on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally, with a special emphasis in Mexico and Nigeria.
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