Grantmaking in Mexico is focused on maternal health and criminal justice reform.

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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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Our Grantmaking in Mexico

The Foundation began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office in Mexico in 1992. Today, MacArthur, supports work related to maternal health and criminal justice reform in the country. Support is provided to improve maternal and reproductive health by strengthening and supporting professional midwifery. Under its criminal justice reform efforts, the Foundation is making grants to safeguard the values of autonomy, impartiality, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness in the creation of the new National Prosecutor’s Office.

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Human Rights Reforms in Mexico

Following years of effort by MacArthur grantees, the Mexican Senate elevated the legal standing of human rights treaties by approving changes to 11 articles of Mexico's Constitution.

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.
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Report Notes Mexico’s Changing Approach to Immigration Law

A report by two researchers at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a MacArthur grantee, reviews Mexican immigration policy of the past 35 years and compares the country’s regulations to those of the U ...

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Rulings Encourage Reform in Mexico

Two decisions by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in cases litigated by MacArthur grantees are prompting Mexico's government to reform its Code of Military Justice.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Compels Mexican Government to Enact Broader Human Rights Reforms

Two decisions by the Court in the past 14 months in cases litigated by two MacArthur grantees have ramped up pressure on Mexico’s government to reform its Code of Military Justice.

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation.

Conference Shapes Collective Efforts on Maternal Health

With MacArthur support, organizations from India, Mexico, and Nigeria joined academics and government officials at the first global technical meeting focused solely on maternal health.

Latino Immigrants Engaged Civically in U.S.

A new MacArthur-funded report by the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute finds that Latino immigrant communities are increasingly determined to integrate and participate in civic and political life where they live in the U.S.

Spanish Translation of Journal Supports Maternal Mortality Prevention in Latin America

A grant from MacArthur allowed Family Care International to produce a Spanish-language version of the scientific journal The Lancet for Mexico and Latin America.

Court Holds Mexico Accountable for Man's Disappearance

In a landmark case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently found that Mexico failed to adequately investigate the disappearance of a dissident during the country’s “dirty war,” a period from the 1960s through the ...