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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

International Women's Day

The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, a MacArthur grantee, is among the organizations helping plan this year’s global celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8. Read More

MacArthur Discussion Series Reducing Maternal Mortality

More than half a million women die each year due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Read More

Screening: An Evening of Film for Reproductive Rights

Join MacArthur grantees Ipas and Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) for an evening of film for reproductive rights. The evening includes a screening of Not Yet Rain, a short film by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell ... Read More

Women Deliver Conference

More than 3,300 advocates for maternal health from around the world will attend the Women Deliver Conference on June 7-9, 2010, in Washington, D.C., which calls for investing in women in order to end ... Read More

"Giving Life: A Risky Proposition"

From ABC's 20/20
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MacArthur Foundation in Mexico

MacArthur first began making grants in Mexico in 1986 and opened an office there in 1992. Here, grantmaking supports population and reproductive health; development of effective human rights protections; and migration in Mexico. Watch the video ...

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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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Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Continued U.S. investment in maternal health is part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a white paper from the MacArthur-supported Council on Foreign Relations. Read More
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An Evaluation of the Impact of the Anti-Shock Garment on Maternal Mortality

This assessment reviews the Foundation’s grantmaking to reduce postpartum hemorrhage. Since 2003, MacArthur has invested more than $17 million in programs aimed at reducing postpartum hemorrhage in countries where maternal mortality is high. Read More