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MADRE 2014: Projects and Impacts

Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014

Keywords: Afghanistan, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Nicaragua, Palestine, Sudan, Indigenous Rights

In 2014, MADRE is continuing to advance women's human rights worldwide. Click on the docket below to learn more about the issues that MADRE and our partners are working on, and the solutions we will create. 

MADRE Condemns Atrocious Attack against Young Woman in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE condemns the recent heinous act of violence carried out against Afghan teenager Gul Meena and the persistent violence targeted against women and girls in that country. Gul Meena barely escaped with her life when her family targeted her for "honor"...

"Muslim Rage": So Much Easier Than Thinking

Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Keywords: Middle East, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, US Policy

This piece was originally published in Common Dreams. I know you’re not stupid, but the mainstream media seems to think you are. Why else would Newsweek’s front page feature a picture of an angry man wearing a turban and run the headline,...

Benefits of Midwifery in Afghanistan

Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is working with a network of brave midwives who dare to stand up against violence and for women's health.

Giti's Story - Your MADRE Support in Action

Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

Afghan midwives are providing escape to women facing life-threatening violence.

Week of Twitter Action on Afghanistan

Posted on: Monday, July 2, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is partnering with CODEPINK on a week of Twitter Action around the Second International Afghanistan Conference.

"Afghan Good Enough" Isn't Good Enough

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

It's not enough for NATO to simply lower expectations and leave Afghans to clean up the mess.

Project Update: Blankets and Coats for Afghan Children

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, relief

Read a project update about MADRE's relief work in Afghanistan.

MADRE Denounces Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians by US Soldier

Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

Yesterday’s shooting of 16 civilians, including three women and nine children, marks yet another atrocity in the US war on Afghanistan. As news emerges that a US soldier broke into three homes near his military base to carry out the...

US No Help to Afghan Rape Survivors

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

Standing with Afghan rape survivors does not mean supporting US military occupation.

Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, women's human rights, Us foreign policy, combating violence against women

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Often overlooked is the experience of Afghan women since the beginning of the U.S invasion.  Below are some resources for those who would...

Stop Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Iraq

One decade later, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.

Building a Better World in 2011 with Your Support

Posted on: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Palestine

Thank you for taking part in MADRE's 2011 Membership Drive.

Letter to the New York Times on Afghan Women's Shelters

Posted on: Saturday, February 19, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan

Afghan women's shelters are a crucial refuge for women escaping brutal violence - and these shelters are under siege.

Pressing Reset on the Afghanistan Debate: Toward Ending the War and Upholding Women's Rights

Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combatting Violence Against Women

This week, policy circles have been buzzing with the news of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appointment of Marc Grossman, a career diplomat and former US Ambassador to Turkey, as the new special envoy to Afghanistan and...

MADRE Member Support is a Lifeline for Zarbobo

Posted on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

I am so pleased to be able to tell you what an important difference MADRE members have made - support for the Afghan Women's Survival Fund was a lifeline for Zarbobo, a woman who lived in fear and hunger for...

Be a Lifeline for Women in Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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

The situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous for women, and the ones who speak up for their rights are in the greatest danger of all.In fact, at the very moment I write this, 39-year-old Ranna Tareen, director of Kandahar's Women's...

STANDING UP FOR AFGHAN WOMEN: The Afghan Women's Survival Fund

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

Afghan women have been denied their human rights for decades—the right to education, to work, to health care, to political participation. More than 87 percent of Afghan women cannot read or write. Pervasive violence against women is now considered a...

Act for Afghan Women

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

As Afghan President Karzai wraps up his visit to Washington, DC, we at MADRE noticed something is missing.  We have seen news stories about the upcoming military offensive in Kandahar, about the Taliban's continuing hold on power and about funding...

Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Colombia, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan

Stories of our Sisters 2010 This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Below you can read the stories from our sisters. To read the newsletter as a whole, check out the newsletter online. If you...

MADRE Programs Combating Violence Against Women in Armed Conflicts

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia, Guatemala, Palestine, Iraq

 Guatemala In the past decade, nearly 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered in Guatemala. Many of them, including girls as young as 10, were tortured and raped, their bodies left in public places.  As a result, women have...

Event: Comparative Strategies to End Violence Against Women

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia, UN, CSW, Event

Join MADRE for a Panel Discussion & Photo Exhibit Addressing Violence Against WomenWomen using human rights to strengthen anti-violence strategies: Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia and the United States. March 3, 2010From 12pm - 1:30pmLunch Included!United Nations Church Center (10th Floor)777 United Nations PlazaNew...

UNIFEM: Peace Is Impossible When Half the Population Is Excluded from Negotiations, Say Afghanistan's Women Activists

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan

*The following is today's press release from UNIFEM. London — In the lead-up to the 28 January London Conference on Afghanistan hosted by the UK Government, Afghan women human rights defenders...

You and MADRE in 2010

Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Kenya, Guatemala, Palestine, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Emergency Relief

Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...

Afghanistan Update: MADRE Members Come Through for Naseema

Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Profile

Fantastic news! Thanks to the support we were able to raise through the Afghan Women's Survival Fund, Naseema and her three children are—right now—making their final preparations to escape Afghanistan. Naseema is frightened, but incredibly relieved to finally have the...

Event: No Peace Prize for the War President

Posted on: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

 As President Obama Accepts Nobel Peace Prize, War Resisters League and Other Groups March with Coffins, Signs to Oppose Surge and Ongoing War in Afghanistan."NO PEACE PRIZE FOR THE WAR PRESIDENT"On December 10, as President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel...

Naseema's Story: The Price of Her Courage

Posted on: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Profile

Naseema knew full well what her husband was capable of—and still she chose to report him to the authorities for murder.  Now, her life is in constant danger, as her husband tries to track her down, and her only hope...

Six Alternatives to a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Tonight, President Obama will tell us that he must expand the war on Afghanistan in order to end it. He will say that another troop surge is necessary to prevent al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a base. What he won’t...

MADRE Year End Report

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Nicaragua, Sudan

How Your Gifts Save LivesMADRE is a small organization with a big reach. We're able to have an impact beyond our size because we know how to focus on the most strategic places to make change. We focus on the...

WOMEN AMONG WARLORDS: Rebuilding Afghanistan - October 27th Panel

Posted on: Monday, October 26, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

A panel discussion moderated by: Laura Flanders, MADRE Board Member and GritTV Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 3.00 pm CUNY Graduate Center, Center for Place, Culture & Politics, Skylight Room (9th floor) Democratization in Afghanistan is ineluctably tied to realizing...

War on Afghanistan: Eight Years Too Long

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On October 7, 2001, the US began a military campaign that, to this day, continues to destroy civilian lives in Afghanistan.  In the days before the bombs fell, MADRE spoke out against the impending so-called “war on terror” and warned:“What’s...

Recommitting to Peace on 9/11

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Eight years ago, nearly three thousand people in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania were killed in the September 11th attacks.  Today, we remember that crime against humanity and the resilience and courage that so many demonstrated in its wake. ...

NATO Air Strike in Afghanistan Claims Civilian Lives

Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

This morning, an estimated 90 people were killed in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, when a NATO air strike targeting two fuel trucks caused a massive explosion.  UN reports indicate that civilians made up dozens of those who lost their...

Afghan Democracy is Flat-lining--And Only Women Can Save It

Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

By the time the first ballot is cast in Afghanistan's August 20 election, hopes for a democratic outcome will already be dead. The Obama Administration is billing Afghanistan's second Parliamentary election in 30 years as a milestone in that country's...

The Biggest Danger to Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

When people in the US talk about the scourge of violence against women in Afghanistan, discussion tends to stop cold at one word: culture. As if culture is some sacred terrain upon which we dare not tread. The flawed syllogism...

Stories of our Sisters

Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Sudan, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

 Iraq: Art Action for Peace “The US gave us a government that plunged us into civil war,” Yanar Mohammed says. “But in Baghdad, there were brave Sunni and Shiite youngsters who refused to hate each other.” “With MADRE’s help,...

World Refugee Day 2009

Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Sudan, Refugees, Peace Building

World Refugee Day was this week, so we wanted to share a few quick snapshots of the experiences and living conditions of both refugees and internally displaced people in some of the places in which we work. For years, MADRE’s...

Afghan Women Confront Human Rights Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

To help shore up domestic support for its war in Afghanistan, the Bush Administration spoke often of the need to free Afghan women from the Taliban. Indeed, that regime robbed women of even a minimal degree of self-determination, violating basic...

Afghan Women Speak Out

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

Debate over military policy in Afghanistan is a constant feature of US news these days. We've heard a lot from generals, politicians, and pundits, but very little from Afghans themselves. As the most impoverished and discriminated-against sector of Afghan society,...

Afghan Women Are Killed for Demanding their Rights: MADRE Responds

Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

Women in Afghanistan are routinely denied basic human rights, including education, healthcare, freedom from violence, and freedom of movement. Afghan women who fight to change this reality are attacked and even assassinated by ultra-conservatives.   Meanwhile, US airstrikes that kill civilians...

NATO Gathers to Debate Afghanistan Policies; MADRE Releases New Talking Points on Afghanistan

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

In preparation for the NATO summit this weekend, high-level discussions have already taken place in recent days on a topic likely to dominate the summit agenda: President Obama's strategy of military escalation in Afghanistan. Today, MADRE released a set of...

MADRE Talking Points on Women in Afghanistan: Confronting the Legacy of US-Supported Extremism

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Background on Afghan Women’s ActivismMost people in the US assume that Taliban-style extremism is deeply ingrained in Afghan history and culture. In fact, it’s a recent imposition and a product of US intervention. Since the mid-1800s, Afghan governments have slowly...

MADRE Talking Points: Seven Reasons to Oppose a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

We know that elements in the military and Congress exerted great pressure on President Obama to ratchet up the war on Afghanistan. To achieve a more rational and peaceful outcome, we need to exert a counter-pressure. MADRE calls on the...

A Note from Vivian Stromberg for International Women's Day

Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Congo, International Womens Day

This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day.I'm writing to you from Nicaragua, where I am meeting with women I have worked with since MADRE made a major contribution of medicines, equipments and other supplies to the area's first women's...

US Air Strikes in Afghanistan Kill 90 Civilians

Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Afghanistan, Middle East

Last week, in one of the most devastating attacks since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, US air strikes took the lives of at least 90 civilians—including 60 children. These numbers have been verified by a team of UN...

Justice Not Vengeance: A MADRE Tool Kit in Response to the September 11 Attacks and the US War Against Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

The attacks of September 11 in New York and Washington, D.C. have given people in the US a terrible but important insight into the experiences of so many of our sisters and their families around the world, who regularly feel...

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