Human Rights

MacArthur seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice. Our grantmaking aims to defend freedom of expression and enhance criminal justice globally. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Ushahidi

Crowd sourced maps that advance human rights

Since 2008, Ushahidi has grown into a mapping platform used in crises around the world, supporting 35,000 maps in 30 different languages. Following the earthquake in Haiti in ...

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Campaign Video Highlights Impact of Courts’ Decisions in the Rights of Women Worldwide

Billions of women around the world are still fighting for equal rights, and what judges say have a tremendous influence on the challenges and opportunities women encounter. Read More
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New Grantmaking to Focus on Freedom of Expression, Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur announced a new human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy that will focus on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally. Read More
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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. Watch
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Initiative to Bolster Legal Environments for Civil Society Organizations

The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law has announced its Civic Space Initiative. Read More
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Child Migration Issues in Mexico and Central America

A new report explores human rights concerns associated with the growth of youth and child migration at Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala. Read More
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Evaluating Recruitment of Migrant Workers

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante has released a report on substantial defects in the current H-2 program’s recruitment systems, stating that many temporary workers are routinely subjected to fraud, charged illegal fees, and threatened ... Read More
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Mapping the Use of Internet Surveillance and Censorship Technology

Citizen Lab has released a report documenting the use of American-made Internet surveillance and censorship technology by more than a dozen governments. Read More
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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. Watch

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
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Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
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Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
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Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
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Eric Sears

Senior Program Officer
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Phillis D. Hollice

Senior Grants Manager
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Ken Lee

Coordinator

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer