Celebrate the Next 30 Years! A Toast to Young Women Activists

For 30 years, MADRE has brought together activists and changemakers to advance women's human rights. Together, we're carrying that legacy forward into the next 30 years—and beyond.

During Women's History Month, we held a celebration of the future we are building. We recognized the young activists who will continue to keep the fire burning for women's human rights. 

Below are a few photos from that inspiring evening. We asked our guest to share their messages of hope and encouragement for 2044 - the next 30 years. 

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What will justice for women look like 30 years from now?

"Education will be easier to access for women, despite their geographical location or socioeconomic background." 

"Restorative justice for survivors of violence and access to reproductive health."

"More women will hold positions of power."

"Women will have equal employment rights and opportunities."

"Justice will mean that every woman can have her voice heard."

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Three amazing women sharing the torch with young women activists (L to R): Yifat Susskind, MADRE's Executive Director; Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar of Rutger University's Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL); and Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

What is your message for women's human rights activists in 2044?

"Perseverence is key. What holds value is difficult to attain."

"Hopefully, you will look back and wonder how it could have been possible that this conversation existed, because there has been so much progress. If you are still fighting, keep going. There will be peace and justice, one day."

"I hope things are easier for you." 

"The fight continues."

'Wishing you strength, love, solidarity and sisterhood to dismantle patriarchy."

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To view more pictures from MADRE's "Toast to Young Women Activists" event, click here