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What We Owe Nigeria's Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Posted on: Monday, June 2, 2014

Keywords: Africa, Combating Violence Against Women, US Foreign Policy

Rather than issuing a blank cheque for military intervention, we need to stay focused on the girls and their well-being,

Bring Back Our Girls: A Global Rallying Call

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Keywords: Africa, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Indigenous Rights

Over 230 girls have been kidnapped. Armed men took them from their boarding school and are holding them captive. Their families are panic-stricken and heartbroken. The girls are in danger of being trafficked and sold into marriage. MADRE stands with the...

Women Farmers Expand Production and Battle Climate Change

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Seven years ago, a woman named Toma walked into a local bank in Sudan. As a farmer, she had big dreams about the harvests she could raise and the money she could make selling her crops -- if she...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Documentation for Justice

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, Haiti

Violence against women is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights. It happens all over the world and takes many forms, devastating the women who are targeted,

MADRE Supports Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict:  In the former Yugoslavia,...

Indigenous Women and the Move towards the SDGs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia. Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice. Peace Building, Women's Health, Economic Justice, UN, Haiti

In 2000, all member countries of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 – a target date that is rapidly approaching.  These goals aim to tackle some of the most pressing threats of our...

Educating Girls and Preventing Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

On February 6, the United Nations commemorated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a harmful practice that endangers the health and well-being of millions of girls and young women around the world. This is a practice that...

An Oil Miller for Women Farmers in Sudan!

Posted on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

In May, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide...

Thanks for keeping the shelters up and running!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

Thank you so much for your support of MADRE’s “Nanyori” Shelter Network, a network of six shelter schools for young Indigenous girls from impoverished communities who are escaping forced early marriage and female genital mutilation. With your continued support, we...

Education is a universal human right

Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

In its recent issue of Nomadic News, MADRE sister organization the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) wrote about the importance of education for girls from nomadic and pastoral communities. Education is a universal human right, and yet many girls face barriers...

Our Sisterhood is Our Strength: Our Victories Together

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

I'm happy to share with you our annual report, highlighting the victories that you made possible last year!

Success Stories from Zenab!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE’s sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports 3,000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they need...

Mothers Fight Back

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Latin America, Africa

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and like many of you, I will spend it at home with my family. I’m looking forward to the home-made cards and presents from my kids, and maybe the great gift of sleeping in an...

MADRE and Partners Pledge to Keep Girls Safe in Kenya

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Elections

MADRE and their partners at the Indigenous Information Network in Kenya have pledged to keep open five shelters to accommodate young girls during the elections on March 4 and beyond, if necessary.

Elections in Kenya

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Peace Building

Five years after election-related violence result in the deaths of 1,000 people, Kenya faces another presidential election. MADRE is working closely with our partners there to monitor the situation and to help protect communities against further violence.  Below are resources on...

A New Tractor for Women Farmers in Sudan

Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice

Our partners in Sudan have purchased a new tractor and disk to help with planting!

Egyptians Vote in First Free Presidential Election

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Peace Building

15 months after former dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egyptians took to the polls to vote for president.

Don't Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

We're never going to end hunger in Africa without upholding the rights of women farmers.

MADRE Celebrates International Workers' Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Economic Justice, Sudan, Guatemala, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean

Today, we recognize the crucial work women do around the world--both inside the home and out.

Mothers Need More than One Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Mother's Day, Sudan, Guatemala, Palestine, Kenya, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Reproductive Rights

This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?

Women Rally to Protect Mother Earth

Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Nicaragua, Sudan, Kenya, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Climate Change

This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.

Congratulations to Zenab for Women in Development!

Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2012

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

Our Sudanese partner organization received two prestigious awards!

US Pastor Sued for Inciting Violence against Gay Community in Uganda

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

A lawsuit accuses evangelist Scott Lively of fostering anti-gay panic in Uganda.

From Congo to Colombia: Extending the International Criminal Court's Landmark Child Soldiers Verdict

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

Today, the International Criminal Court issued its first ever verdict.

Videos from Our Partners

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: International Women's Day, Women's Human Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Sudan, Nicaragua

Celebrate International Women's Day with videos from our partners in Kenya, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Rural Women Leaders from Kenya, Sudan, Haiti and Nicaragua Speak Out

Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Keywords: CSW, Kenya, Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

Join MADRE and our partners at a panel event on rural women at the United Nations.

Interviews Available: Women's Rights Leaders from Haiti, Kenya and Sudan

Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sudan, Africa, Kenya, CSW

MADRE partners are in New York City and available for interview.

Alice & The Power of One

Posted on: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

Read Senior Advisor Vivian Stromberg's story of Alice in her special letter from Kenya to you.

2011's Big Wins - Brought to You by Women

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Economic Justice

From New York City to Egypt to South Sudan, 2011 was a year of transformations.

Women in Egypt Come Together to Protest Violent Attacks

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Women Human Rights Defenders

Women are being beaten and sexually assaulted for protesting to demand an end to military rule. But they're not stepping down.

To Reverse Climate Change, We Need the Voices of Grassroots Women

Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Africa, UN, Climate Change

MADRE underscores that prioritizing the expertise of grassroots women worldwide is critical to addressing climate change while upholding human rights

The Myth of the Green Bank: Climate Justice, Gender Justice and the World Bank: MADRE Talking Points

Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Africa, UN, Climate Change

To create the effective climate policies we all need, the World Bank must listen to the women who are most affected by the climate crisis.

MADRE Supports Pro-Democracy Protesters in Egypt as Their Fight for Democracy Continues

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE condemns the violent response of the Egyptian military and urges President Obama to suspend military aid to the country.

The 99% Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Kenya, Economic Justice, US Foreign Policy

The protesters on Wall Street know what they want. It's the same thing that the rest of the global 99% wants...

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

Seeds, Tools and Even Rain for Women Farmers in Sudan

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers' Union in Sudan—welcome news!

Sudanese Women Farmers Mobilize to Support Women Facing Famine in Neighboring Somalia

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

This week, the United Nations declared that the famine in East Africa has spread to a sixth region in Somalia.

Sudanese Women Farmers Point the Way toward Food Security Worldwide: "As mothers and as farmers, the future depends on us."

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

It's hard to imagine any bright spots in the midst of the famine that has gripped the Horn of Africa this summer.

Emergency Aid for Families in Famine-Hit Communities

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

We have great news from our partners at Womankind Kenya!

Local Women's Organizations in Kenya and Sudan Connect Through MADRE (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya Receives a Gift from Zenab for Women in Development.

Photo Album: MADRE Visits Kenya

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind recently traveled to Kenya with MADRE Program Director Natalia Caruso.

East Africa's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine is more than just a "natural" disaster. Its roots are man-made.

Underreported and Unchecked: Sexual Violence against Somali Refugee Women

Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Combating Violence Against Women

Amal left her village in Somalia when she realized that there was nothing left there for her.

The Avoidable Famine: Emergency Response Must Address Root Causes of Environmental Disasters

Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine could have been avoided. The starvation is the result of a perfect storm of climate change, political chaos and bad economic policies.

MADRE Staff Returns with Updates from Drought-Stricken Kenya

Posted on: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

Today, MADRE staff returned from a week-long trip to Kenya.

MADRE Partner Rose Cunningham Leads Trainings on Indigenous Women's Human Rights in Kenya

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Kenya, Human Rights Advocacy

Over this past week, MADRE staff have been in Kenya visiting our sister organizations...

MADRE Meets With Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

Hubbie discusses the various challenges women and their families face as they flee the famine in Somalia.

Bringing Together Women Leaders in Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

One of the important roles that MADRE plays is to connect the women leaders of our sister organizations.

Water and Food Still Urgently Needed; Executive Director Yifat Susskind Shares an Update from Kenya

Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya

This week, MADRE staff are in Kenya visiting our sister organizations

Help Families Fleeing Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

A famine is raging in East Africa. You can help.

MADRE Supporters Bring Aid to Famine Survivors

Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keywords: Somalia, Africa, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Famine

An update from our partner organization in Kenya, Womankind.

Famine Spreads in Somalia: You Can Help

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, UN

The United Nations just declared famine in another three areas in Somalia...

Help MADRE Spread the Word: Confront the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Please take this opportunity to give as generously as you can.

Women Pave the Path toward a Sustainable Future

Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Kenya

It is easy to feel hopeless about the fate of our planet when we think about the inter-related crises of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, pollution, deforestation, fossil fuel consumption and more.

Grassroots Women Mobilizing Support for Survivors of Famine

Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

An update from our partner organization, Womankind Kenya

A New Era for Women in Sudan: A Q&A with Yifat Susskind and Fatima Ahmed

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

Earlier this month, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. To gather information about this historic occasion for MADRE members, and about what it means for women and their communities, MADRE’s Executive Director Yifat Susskind spoke with...

Help Survivors of the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Our partners in Kenya are mobilizing urgently to give life-saving aid to people suffering in the famine in East Africa.

MADRE Encourages Peace in Aftermath of Sudan Split

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

As we witness the creation of new state, MADRE calls for an end to violence and the inclusion of women's voices as both countries chart their paths forward.

Women Farmers Union in Sudan Purchases a Tractor!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Work that took days by hand will now take only hours with the help of the tractor.

Women Farmers Unite in Sudan

Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice

We just received a quick update from Fatima Ahmed, the President of our sister organization in Sudan.

Project Update: Expanding Access to Safe Water for Indigenous Women in Kenya

Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

Ongoing drought in Kenya has put millions of people at risk of hunger and starvation. For women who play a primary role in securing clean water for their families, these severe droughts create new burdens. MADRE partners with the Indigenous...

Don't Let NATO Chill the Arab Spring

Posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, US Policy

MADRE stands with the people of Libya fighting for democracy and an end to repressive government.

Oral Statement on the Women Human Rights Defenders' Report of the UN Special Rapporteur

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders recently produced this report on the the situation of women human rights defenders. In response, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, of which MADRE is a member, produced this statement that...

Project Update: Sudanese Women Stand for Peace and Community Prosperity

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Peacebuilding

Today, Fatima Ahmed, the director of our sister organization in Sudan, Zenab for Women in Development , stopped by our office. She told us about Zenab’s latest work to support women farmers and to ensure peace during Sudan’s recent landmark...

MADRE Echoes Sudanese Women's Call For Peace

Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa

On January 9, the people of Southern Sudan will cast their votes to determine whether the North and South of Sudan will remain unified, or whether Southern Sudan will secede and become an independent state. On this momentous day, six...

US Abandons Principle on Child Soldiers

Posted on: Monday, November 1, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Child Soldiers, Peace Building, Africa

MADRE letter to the editor, originally printed in the Washington Post on 10/31.

Buying Local Halfway Across the Globe

Posted on: Monday, October 11, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government’s foreign aid is similarly altruistic. But is it?...

Kenya: Conserving Water, Saving Lives

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is working with our partner in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), to support the Kilgoris Girls' School. Together, we are providing young girls with a safe space where they can grow and learn without fear of a forced marriage.

Women in Sudan uniting to provide for their families and their communities

Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

During the last farming season, MADRE and our sister oganization, Zenab for Women in Development, coordinated the delivery of sorghum, millet and peanut seeds to hundreds of Women Farmers' Union members in Gungulesa, Guregana and Um Khanjar, Sudan. That support...

MADRE Partner Travels to Doha to Participate in Peace Process for Darfur

Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

Fatima Ahmed of MADRE's Sudanese partner organization Zenab for Women in Development recently travelled to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in the peace process talks for Darfur. Fatima is part of an initiative organized by Sisterhood for Peace to...

A Call for EU Support for the Trial of Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein by Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders

A statement from our friends at Women Human Rights Defenders calling for EU support for the trial of Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein. 1 September 2009 Mr. Jan Sadek AmbassadorEmbassy of SwedenP.O. Box 8368KhartoumSudan Your Excellency, We are writing to you as...

Kenya: Water Rights are Human Rights, Project Update

Posted on: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

In partnership with our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), MADRE supported the installation of a community water collection point and a drinking trough for livestock for the Emayian Maasai community of Southwest Kenya. These innovations will protect a...

Humanitarian Crisis Renewed in Darfur

Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2009

Keywords: Darfur, Sudan, Africa, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Sudan's President Bashir just expelled 13 international aid organizations from Darfur - and he's now threatening to expel even more.Over one million people in Darfur depend on these aid groups every day for food, water and health services. But in...

Sudan: Women Farmers Unite, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Food Sovereignty

In collaboration with Zenab for Women in Development, MADRE has supported a Women Farmers' Union in eastern Sudan since its founding in 2007. Prior to the creation of the union, women farmers in Al Qadarif state, which produces 75% of...

Kenya: Umoja Climate Change | Social Change, Water Project Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 12, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Kenya, Africa, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights

MADRE has been working with Indigenous Samburu women in rural Kenya to make their communities self-sustaining. In collaboration with the Umoja Uaso Women's Group—an organization and community of Indigenous Samburu women formed in 1990 by 15 women who were rejected...

Opposition to ICC Indictment

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Sudan, Africa

The following countries are members of institutions that have condemned the ICC indictment of Sudanese President Bashir. The African Union: (*also in Arab League) *Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Repulic Chad Comoros...

The International Criminal Court Targets Sudan's President: Is it Justice or Regime Change?

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Sudan, Africa

On July 14, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) moved to indict Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur. The move has sharply divided the international community;...

Dia de la MADRE: In Celebration of Mothers around the Globe

Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keywords: Sudan, Iraq, Colombia, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

This piece was published in the May issue of MotherVerse Magazine. Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1983, a partnership was forged between a group of Nicaraguan women and a group of women in the United States. At...

Water for All

Posted on: Saturday, May 3, 2008

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

Having an ample supply of safe water is something most of us don’t think much about. Turning on the kitchen tap or running a bath is usually an effortless decision. Yet, when we flush the toilet, we use as much...

Event: What are Sexual Rights?

Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Sexual Rights

DAWN – Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era International Council on Human Rights Policy MADRE and The Sexual Rights Initiative (i) invite you to a parallel event: WHAT ARE SEXUAL RIGHTS? A DIALOGUE, INVOLVING WOMEN...

Bush's Legacy vs. African Women's Lives

Posted on: Friday, February 22, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Africa

President Bush headed home on Thursday from his five-day, five-country tour of Africa. Not since Thanksgiving 2003, when he showed up at the Baghdad Airport with a fake turkey for US troops have we seen such saccharine Presidential photo ops....

Kenyan Women's Groups Mobilize to Demand a Voice at the Negotiating Table

Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Kenya, Africa

February 7, 2008—New York, NY—As the political response to the violence in Kenya moves into a new phase of negotiations, MADRE supports Kenyan women’s groups demanding a voice at the negotiating table. This week, the Kenya Red Cross...

Inequality, Not Identity, Fuels Violence in Kenya

Posted on: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Kenya, Africa

From day-one of the crisis that has gripped Kenya this year, much of the mainstream media has been quick to label the violence "tribal warfare," while the top US envoy to Africa called the Kenyan clashes "ethnic cleansing." The problem...

What's Wrong with the Word "Tribe"?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Africa

In much of the world, discussions of African affairs are tainted by racist assumptions and stereotypes. Using the term “tribe” to describe African ethnic groups sometimes reflects this trend. The following analysis is excerpted from “Talking about Tribe,” an...

New Year, No Resolutions on Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

With the dramatic wrap-up of the UN climate change conference in Bali, 2007 is drawing to a close. Now we have seven short years—until 2015—to reverse the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and avoid a global temperature increase of two...

What is Biodiversity?

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

Biodiversity (short for biological diversity) refers to the variety and patterns of life on Earth, encompassing everything from small genetic differences within and between species to the range of ecosystems—including forests, wetlands, deserts, mountains, lakes, oceans, and agricultural landscapes—that form...

Deforestation, Climate Change, and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

Forests are finite natural resources that provide climate stability, food, water, fuel, medicine, building material and cultural contexts that sustain life as we know it. By disabling the carbon-cycling capacity of the Earth, deforestation threatens the survival both of people...

An Open Letter from Fatima Ahmed, President of Zenab

Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Keywords: Africa, Sudan

An Open Letter to: UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon UN General Assembly President, H.E., Dr. Srgjan Kerim Member States Representatives of the UN General Assembly Directors of UN Agencies Dear colleagues and friends from around...

Violence Against Women: Sixteen Ways Women are Fighting Back

Posted on: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

On November 25, 2007, advocates around the world for women's human rights commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and simultaneously launched sixteen days of action. These sixteen days—culminating on December 10, Human Rights Day—mark...

Program Highlights: Summer 2007

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

MADRE Speaks: Spring/Summer 2007 Program Highlights KENYA Indigenous Information Network With MADRE's support, the women of our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), held a three-day celebration and human rights training for women. The event attracted more than...

Summer 2007: From the Executive Director

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

MADRE Speaks:Spring/Summer 2007 Letter from the Executive Director, Vivian Stromberg Dear Friends, In April, I visited the communities of our sister organizations on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, home to most of the country's...

Violence against Indigenous Women

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Indigenous Rights

by Mónica Alemán April 25, 2007 We as Indigenous women have always worked to combat rape and other forms of sexual violence through strategies that recognize that their rights as women and as Indigenous Peoples are inextricably...

US in Africa: Partnership or Pillage?

Posted on: Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Africa

Spring 2000 Alarming reports about the specter of famine in the Horn of Africa have recently resurfaced in the media. The culprit, we are told, is insufficient rainfall. But while a drought might ruin harvests, mass starvation cannot be...

Abstaining from Greed and Dogma: The AIDS Policy We Should Call for in 2007

Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Africa

December 1, 2006—World AIDS Day A whole generation into the AIDS pandemic, we now have significant (though still insufficient) knowledge of how to combat the disease. But while the world's collective understanding is gradually advancing, US AIDS policy remains...

MADRE Representative to Human Rights Commission Murdered

Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Africa, Sierra Leone

October 6, 2004Dear Friends,This week, our friend and partner, Fannyann Eddy was murdered. Fannyann was the head of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association (SLLAGA). The murderers broke into the SLLAGA office late at night while Fannyann was working,...

Women's Health in a Sick World

Posted on: Monday, September 1, 2003

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

Mary is a 35 year-old woman living in Rwanda. During the 1994 genocide, she was raped and her husband and oldest child were killed. Banished by her community for bearing the stigma of rape, Mary and her three remaining children...

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