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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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Special Screening of "Nowhere to Run"

Nowhere to Run explores the creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation that pose major socio-economic, political, and sustainable development challenges to communities across Nigeria. Read More

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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift. Read More
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Girls’ Power Initiative works to empower and educate adolescent girls about their sexual and reproductive health and human rights. Read More
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Girls' Power Initiative, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Girls' Power Initiative, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, works to empower and educate girls about their sexual and reproductive health.

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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.

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UN's Ban Ki-moon Says "Responsibility to Protect" Works

At a MacArthur-supported conference on the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his strong support for R2P. Read More
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Voices of Change in African Higher Education

MacArthur grantee Institute of International Education has published a new book, Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education. Read More

UN Ban on Torture Invoked in Nigerian Police Case

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ruled that Nigerian police violated the rights of a cab driver who was tortured and detained for 27 days without trial. Read More
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MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria

MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development. To do this, MacArthur makes grants to ...

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Taskforce Formed to Protect Domestic Workers in Ghana

Ghana's Minister of Employment and Social Welfare announced the formation of a National Policy Framework on Decent Work for Domestic Workers taskforce to protect the rights of domestic workers at the Africa Regional workshop. Read More
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The Supreme Price