Educating the PublicA cogent understanding of the social, economic, and political conditions that confront us is critical to creating positive change. MADRE works to communicate the impacts of policies of governments, international financial institutions, and other centers of power on women and their communities worldwide and to formulate and press for alternatives to destructive policies. MADRE enables people to come together and see their own struggles in a broader context and in relation to other peoples' struggles.
MADRE's extensive public education and media work on Iraq has retold the Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqi women, illuminating the links between women's human rights and democratic rights in general and the Bush Administration's clear contempt for both (see Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy:Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq).
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