Articles with keyword "Activist"
Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012
You are a person who cares. You see injustice and people suffering, all over the world, and you know it’s not right. You go looking for some way to fix it, but you know you can’t do it alone. So...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Two years since the passing of Rhonda Copelon, we still feel the presence of her vital work.
Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012
MADRE mourns the death of pioneering feminist poet Adrienne Rich.
Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2011
MADRE and the Indigenous Information Network pay tribute to Wangari Muta Maathai
Posted on: Friday, August 5, 2011
MADRE mourns the death of Keila Esther Berrio Almanza.
Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011
Facundo Cabral is remembered as a teacher and a voice of protest.
Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2011
MADRE remembers our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, who died one year ago, at the age of 65.
Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011
MADRE joins many in mourning the death of Juliano Mer-Khamis, an activist who used theater to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. He co-founded and directed the Freedom Theater of Jenin, reaching out to the young generation...
Posted on: Friday, October 8, 2010
The following is a message from our friends at Women Make Movies:RACHEL is a startlingly rigorous, fascinating and deeply moving investigatory documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda, the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcué, was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving. Aida Quilcué had recently returned from Geneva, where...
Charlotte Bunch spoke with AWID to pay tribute to her longstanding and cherished colleague and friend, Rhonda Copelon.
Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2010
Charlotte Bunch, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, spoke with Masum Momaya of AWID.AWID: Charlotte, can you tell us how you came to work with Rhonda?Charlotte Bunch: I began working closely with Rhonda in the 1990s after she became...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Dear Friends, I’m writing to you from Nicaragua, where I just had a long conversation with Mirna Cunningham, my dear friend and MADRE’s first-ever partner from 1983. We made plans for MADRE to send another shipment of medicines and school...
Posted on: Friday, May 7, 2010
Our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, the wonderful women's human rights lawyer and activist, died yesterday at the age of 65.Rhonda was a professor of law and the co-director of the International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic at the...
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010
We congratulate Mirna Cunningham on her recent appointment to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Mirna is a longtime friend and partner of MADRE, an expert from our Network of Experts and Vice President of our partner organization CADPI...
Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010
Join MADRE and the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) for an evening celebrating Elsa Stamatopoulou, a human rights advocate committed to the struggles of Indigenous Peoples and a tireless activist for women's rights.Elsa - our friend, our sisterWhen:Wednesday, April...
Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010
Join us at a special presentation of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on Sunday, April 18th @ 7pm. Vivian Stromberg, MADRE's Executive Director, will be honored at the event for her many years of fighting for women's human rights around...
Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010
MADRE joins the Nicaraguan people and the vast sea of humanity in mourning the loss of musician Salvador Cardenal. As part of the Latin-American folk music group Dúo Guardabarranco, Salvador and his sister, Katia Cardenal, were ambassadors to the world.We...
Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Howard Zinn, the wonderful historian and life-long activist for social justice, died yesterday at the age of 87. Through his writing, organizing, and public speaking, Howard Zinn worked to propel MADRE's vision of a world where human rights are a...
Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2008
After decades of prominence in film, activism and philanthropy, Paul Newman died at the age of 83 last Friday, September 26. In 1982, he founded a food company, Newman's Own, which would go on to raise $250 million for progressive...
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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Iraqi government 'likely complicit' in persecution of LGBT community (The Guardian, November 19, 2014)
LGBT Iraqis face 'imminent risk of death' under Islamic State (Washington Blade, November 19, 2014)
Iraq: "When Coming Out is a Death Sentence" (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, November 19, 2014)
The World's Obsession With Schoolgirls As Victims, And Why It's Putting Them In Danger (Think Progress, November 9, 2014)
Forbidden Talk - Prostitution in the Middle East (Levant TV, October 7, 2014)