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Breaking the gridlock of climate change negotiations: learning from allies

Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

An empowered civil society is itself an enforcement mechanism of human rights, transforming the human rights system from a legalistic framework into a powerful tool for social change. The climate justice movement is well placed to make use of this...

Paper Released Calling for Climate Justice - With Gender Justice

Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights

Today, world leaders will attend a United Nations climate summit to present proposals to reduce emissions.

Raising Awareness and Empowering Women Through Radio

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Women's Health

Thank you for your support of Sapinchikmanta (or Voices for Justice) an Indigenous radio program in Peru!  MADRE is pleased to report that Sapinchikmanta continues to grow.  Sapinchikmanta broadcasts programs that empower Indigenous women and raise awareness on human rights issues....

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...

Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change

The disruption of Hurricane Sandy has brought climate change back to the forefront of politics. It's a stark reminder of the disasters that threaten people worldwide - unless we do more to avert them.

MADRE Statement on the 2012 US Elections

Posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Economic Justice, Women's Health

Yesterday’s US presidential election and confirmation of a second term for President Obama marked a series of unprecedented landmarks for human rights and progressive values. With President Obama’s defeat of Governor Mitt Romney, millions of US voters repudiated an extreme version...

MADRE Resources on Rio+20

Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, UN, Climate Change

As climate change threatens communities worldwide, it is crucial that world leaders hear from Indigenous women.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

A Conversation with Rose Cunningham of Wangki Tangni

Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2011

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Justice, Disaster Relief, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights, Climate Change, Flooding

Rose Cunningham speaks on Nicaragua's dangerous rainy season.

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

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.

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.

On Earth Day and Every Day, Women Protect the Planet

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Sudan, Nicaragua, Kenya, Earth Day

MADRE's sisters are on the cutting edge of sustainable alternatives to climate change and environmental degradation.

Letter Asking Obama to Veto Clean Air Act Rollbacks

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Today, MADRE signed this letter to President Obama, asking him to veto the Clean Air Act rollbacks. You can sign the letter by clicking here.  Dear Mr. President, The Clean Air Act provides powerful, cost-effective, and proven tools to combat...

NGO SIGN-ON to stop climate funds for World Bank

Posted on: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

MADRE has signed onto the statement below. Endorsements should be sent to korenstein@foe.org (the deadline for signatures is 10PM Bonn time Wednesday, June 9, 2010).Dear President Obama:The success of global climate negotiations – and the fight against climate change...

Indigenous Organizations Meet in Managua to Discuss Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, Indigenous Rights

On May 24th and 25th, representatives from Indigenous organizations and networks from across the Americas met in Managua, Nicaragua for the 2nd Latin American Indigenous Forum on Climate Change. The objective of this forum, which closely followed the People's World...

Indigenous Peoples on Advancing the Implementation of CSD

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN. CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010  Intervention of Indigenous Peoples...

Indigenous Peoples in Partnership for Sustainable Development

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN.  CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010 Intervention of Indigenous...

Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, presented this at the Thematic Session on Mining during the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at the UN.  CSD18 Review Session, Interactive Panel: Thematic Session on Mining6 May 2010UN Headquarters, New York Mining...

Indigenous Peoples Demand a Role in Global Waste Management

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic Cluster on Waste...

Event: Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

This event will be moderated by Lucy Mulenkei, the Executive Director of MADRE's partner, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) in Kenya. Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development6:15 - 7:45pm, Thursday May 6, 2010 at the ECOSOC ChamberNorth Lawn Building, UN Headquarters,...

Farming for the Future: Combating Malnutrition in Indigenous Communities in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Recent prolonged droughts and a drop in remittances due to the worldwide financial crisis have left many families in Guatemala unable to grown or buy food. To combat this problem, MADRE and Muixil have expanded Farming for the Future, a food security and microenterprise project for Indigenous Ixil women in El Quiché.

Indigenous Peoples Recommend Transportation Solutions

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic...

The Cochabamba Protocol: People's Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

People's Agreement from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia.Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger.If global warming increases by more than 2 degrees Celsius, a situation that the “Copenhagen Accord”...

Declaration of Women in Asia on Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

A declaration on Climate Change. The Declaration is an open document that is expected to evolve in the coming years. MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum, signed on to the statement put out in October 2009. We,...

The People's World Conference on Climate Change: Civil Society Has a Voice in Bolivia

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean

This week, from April 19-22, Bolivia is hosting the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC), where over 20,000 people have gathered to debate the causes of and solutions to Climate Change.Unlike the December...

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...

Climate Change and Women's Human Rights: The MADRE Model

Posted on: Friday, December 4, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Water Rights

Evidence is mounting that sustainable agriculture is our best hope for feeding a growing population and restoring the stability of the climate. Worldwide, the vast majority of those who farm sustainably are women. Securing the full range of their human...

To Address Climate Change, We Need Social Change: Rural Women's Rights are Key to Solutions

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, US Foreign Policy

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a climate change agreement, women’s organizations emphasize that the creation of any new policy is an opportunity to advance human rights. While most Parties to the UNFCCC approach climate change as a...

What's Agriculture Got To Do with Climate Change?

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

We tend to think of cars as the main culprits in climate change. But industrial agriculture, with its fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides, monoculture plantations, fuel-guzzling global transport system, and clear-cutting of carbon-absorbing forests is the source of as much as...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN

From December 7-18, representatives of 192 governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a deal aimed at stabilizing the Earth’s climate. Climate change is already happening, so governments need to act fast to reduce...

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.Reaffirming our...

Resources for the World Summit on Food Security

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

World leaders are convening in Rome from November 16 to November 18 for the World Summit on Food Security. Here are some MADRE resources and some from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.MADRE Food Justice Projects:Farming for...

Indigenous Women's Fund Announcement of the First Call for Proposals

Posted on: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

A call from MADRE's partner organization the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI).  The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) in its commitment to the empowerment of Indigenous women's human rights and Indigenous peoples' collective human rights around the world, is pleased to...

Rural and Indigenous Women's Statement on Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, United Nations, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

MADRE and our partner organization the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) have signed onto this statement from the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). A full list of signatories will be available closer to the submission date...

Punch in the Streets, Not in the Suites

Posted on: Monday, September 28, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, US Foreign Policy

By Laura Flanders, MADRE Board Member The G20 summit wrapped up in Pittsburgh Friday with pledges but little punch. Except in the streets.On climate change, world leaders vowed "strong action" and on the economy, "balanced economic growth." The summit endorsed granting...

Ending Climate Change and Other Frivolous Pursuits

Posted on: Friday, December 12, 2008

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change

The refrain coming from world leaders at this year’s climate change negotiations, which wrapped up today in Poznan, Poland, is essentially this: “Don’t expect us to do much on climate when we’re facing a global recession.”  While not everybody expresses...

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...

MADRE Delegation to Travel to UN Climate Change Conference

Posted on: Friday, November 30, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

November 30, 2007—New York, NY—In preparation for next week's United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change, MADRE today emphasized that human rights must be the starting point for international negotiations on climate policy. MADRE also announced the launch of its...

Food for Life

Posted on: Saturday, October 6, 2007

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

Your Lunch's Link to Climate Change, Biodiversity and Global Justice This year, the UN Meteorological Organization warned of record-breaking extreme weather on every continent. Around the world, wars are raging over natural...

Feed People, Not Cars: Agrofuels are no Solution to Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2007

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

Why is Energy a Women's Issue? In most of the Global South women are responsible for collecting household fuel for cooking, lighting, and other family needs. Most of this energy is derived from natural resources such as...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change: What Do Women's Human Rights have to do with Global Warming?

Posted on: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief, Climate Change

Women living in poverty are the most threatened by the dangers that stem from global warming. They are also key actors in ensuring their communities' ability to cope with and adapt to climate change. When we approach climate...

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