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Three Steps to Build Resilience Through Your Giving

Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Crucial as Bread: Rhonda Copelon's Pioneering Work

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Activist, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Two years since the passing of Rhonda Copelon, we still feel the presence of her vital work.

Adrienne Rich: Presente!

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Keywords: Activist

MADRE mourns the death of pioneering feminist poet Adrienne Rich.

Indigenous Information Network: We Feel the loss of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai

Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2011

Keywords: Environment, Activist, Kenya, Africa

MADRE and the Indigenous Information Network pay tribute to Wangari Muta Maathai

Activist and Member of the League of Displaced Women in Colombia is Assassinated

Posted on: Friday, August 5, 2011

Keywords: colombia, latin america and carribean, activist

MADRE mourns the death of Keila Esther Berrio Almanza.

MADRE Mourns the Death of Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral

Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Activist, Peace Building

Facundo Cabral is remembered as a teacher and a voice of protest.

Remembering Professor Rhonda Copelon

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2011

Keywords: Activist, Haiti, Guatemala, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE remembers our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, who died one year ago, at the age of 65.

MADRE Mourns the Death of Juliano Mer-Khamis

Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Activist

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...

Tonight: RACHEL Premieres at Anthology Film Archives

Posted on: Friday, October 8, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Women Human Rights Defenders, Activist, Event

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...

MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy, Activist, Indigenous Rights

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

Keywords: Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Looking Towards the Future: A Note from Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Nicaragua, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Rhonda Copelon, a champion of women's human rights

Posted on: Friday, May 7, 2010

Keywords: Activist

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...

MADRE Congratulates Partner Mirna Cunningham on Appointment to UNPFII

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Activist

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...

Event: An Evening Honoring Human Rights Activist Elsa Stamatopoulou

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, UN, Activist

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...

Event: Vivian Stromberg to be presented with the Vagina Warrior award

Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010

Keywords: Event, Activist, Combating Violence Against Women

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...

MADRE Mourns the Passing of Salvador Cardenal

Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Nicaragua, Latin America

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...

Howard Zinn, a Life-Long Activist for Social Justice

Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keywords: Activist

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...

MADRE Mourns the Passing of Paul Newman

Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2008

Keywords: Activist

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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