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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...

ECMIA Declares Commitment to the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Latin American Caribbean. Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing

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...

Chicken Farm Provides Women with Food and Income

Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2014

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

In December, MADRE was thrilled to let you know that the chicken farm project you support expanded to include an additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women from the Quiche region of Guatemala! Each woman has since received chickens and materials to...

Demanding Women's Human Rights at the United Nations: CSW 2014

Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Keywords: Events, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, UN, Indigenous Rights

From March 10 to March 21, the United Nations will host women's rights advocates from around the world for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW is for international leaders and civil society activists to convene and...

Indigenous women request UN to nominate a facilitator for world-level meeting

Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice

Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an indigenous delegate

Indigenous women request states to adopt an economic system that respects Nature

Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

The presence of extractive industries on land belonging to indigenous peoples has degenerated into a state of systematic violence against women

MADRE Joins Campaign for the Inclusion of Women in Syrian Peace Negotiations

Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

Ahead of official peace talks to end the war in Syria, women peace activists are convening in Switzerland as part of a global campaign, Women Lead to Peace. The campaign calls for an immediate ceasefire, the increase of humanitarian aid...

Women Lead to Peace: Q & A on the Prospects for Peace and Women's Human Rights in Syria

Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

More information on the Women Lead to Peace campaign here.  For nearly three years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war. Urgent concern for the...

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...

The Chicken Farms Expand Again!

Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty

We are extremely excited to let you know that thanks to your support, MADRE and Muixil, our Guatemalan sister organization, were able to expand our chicken farming project for the second time this year! An additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women...

Photo update from Muixil

Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty

In June, we were very happy to let you know that MADRE and Muixil’s chicken farming project was expanding to three new communities, reaching 50 new women participants! And thanks to your continued support, we have even more great news...

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...

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.

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.

Indigenous Women Leaders at Rio+20 Available for Interviews

Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Brazil, Economic Justice, South America

MADRE partners organize around UN summit.

Giving Women Farmers in Sudan the Seeds to Grow the Future

Posted on: Monday, June 11, 2012

Keywords: Sudan, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty

Fatima Ahmed of our partner organization Zenab recently paid us a visit - and we'd like to share some of her updates with you!

Cultivating a Brighter Future for Ixil Women: Catarina's Story

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

Read the story of Catarina, a member of our partner organization in Guatemala.

GlobalGiving Gives Back to MADRE!

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice

Our friends at GlobalGiving.org just chose our Sustainable Chicken Farm for Guatemalan Women project as one of their favorite projects!

MADRE Demands a Women's Human Rights Agenda for the G8

Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

As the leaders of the 8 largest economies prepare to meet, MADRE demands an end to business-as-usual policies.

Mothers Need More than Just One Day

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Mother's Day, Human Rights Advocacy, Women's Health, Economic Justice

This Mother's Day, MADRE is envisioning a world where mothers are appreciated all year long.

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.

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.

A Women's Human Rights Agenda for the G8

Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

Help us draft a new G8 Agenda that upholds women's human rights worldwide.

Supporting Social Change After Disaster

Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, Emergency Relief

Read our piece on supporting social change that we're sharing at AWID's International Forum.

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!

Events: MADRE at CSW

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Events, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, CSW, UN

Join MADRE and our partners for the following events at the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Responding to Obama's 2012 State of the Union

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

MADRE reflects on President Obama's third State of the Union address.

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.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are Evicted, But the Movement Stands Strong

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

The eviction will not silence the Occupy movement.

Occupy France: Calling for Change at the G20 Summit

Posted on: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Keywords: Economic Justice

Ahead of this week's meetings, MADRE calls on the G20 states to take effective action to address financial crisis.

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...

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement Revisited: Just Say No!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Free Trade, South America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy

Today, Congress is preparing to vote on a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia that was signed—but not ratified— in 2006 by then-Presidents George W. Bush and Alvaro Uribe.  Today’s passage of the agreement would end almost five years of negotiations...

Media Advisory: Montclair Salon Owner Launches Sister Salons for Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combatting Violence against Women, Event, Economic Justice

Nonna and Yifat invite you to celebrate the launch of

Indigenous Women Organize around Guatemalan Elections

Posted on: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin American and the Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

MADRE is working with our sister organization Muixil to make sure that Indigenous Mayan women's voices are heard.

How a Chicken Can Send a Girl to School

Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin American and the Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

Since 2007, MADRE has supported a women's chicken farming project in the rural highlands of Guatemala.

Women Leading the G8 Agenda

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2011

Keywords: Economic Justice, G8

Today and tomorrow, this year’s G8 summit will be held in France. The G8 (Group of 8) country participants represent the world’s wealthiest economies. As these world leaders meet to discuss the issues on their agenda, MADRE...

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?...

MADRE Talking Points on the Millennium Development Goals: Five Years Left

Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health, UN

In 2000, world leaders representing all 191 countries that belong to the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.  These goals aimed at tackling some of the most pressing threats of our time – gender...

Pakistan: The Disaster, and the Way Out

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Asia

This statement was put out by Labour Party Pakistan (Karachi), National Trade Union Federation.Contact: ntufpak@gmail.com The recent floods represent the worst disaster in Pakistan’s history. The country has been devastated from the Northern Areas to its Southern tip. The State, stripped...

US Congressional Black Caucus Hears from Haitian Civil-Society Leaders

Posted on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Human Rights Advocacy, Haiti, Earthquake, Economic Justice

MADRE was part of the group that enabled Haitian civil-society members, including Loune Viaud of MADRE partner organizations Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health, to testify before the Congressional Black Caucus on July 27. This is the first time Haitian...

UN Agencies Listen to Grassroots Haitian Women's Organizations

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Two weeks ago, MADRE's Lisa Davis and Diana Duarte traveled to Haiti to meet with our partners from KOFAVIV. While there, they visited one of the camps where our partner organization KOFAVIV is working, distributed supplies to the women in...

Indigenous Peruvian Students Travel to Vermont for Cultural Exchange

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This summer, MADRE is worked with the Carving Studio Sculpture Center in Vermont and our Peruvian partner, CHIRAPAQ, to facilitate the second half of the Sixth Stone Carving Workshop for adolescents from Indigenous communities in Ayacucho. In January of this...

Event: NYC Boat Fundraiser for the US to Gaza Campaign

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Event

MADRE is supporting the US to Gaza Campaign. Check out the fundraising event listed below. For more information about the campaign, visit www.ustogaza.org.  A NYC FUNDRAISING EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED JOIN A SUNSET CRUISE IN NY HARBOR THURSDAY AUGUST...

You Can Help End Suffering in Gaza

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Ghalia, like so many mothers in Gaza, struggles every day to find clean water for herself and her children. And she worries every day about her children becoming sick or even dying from the filthy water they are sometimes forced to drink.

MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (Haiti), media@madre.org, 917-477-3977Yifat Susskind, Policy and Communications Director (New York), 212-627-0444MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in HaitiTuesday, July 27, 2010-Port-au-Prince, Haiti...

New Report Released on Haiti: Our Bodies Are Still Trembling - Haitian Women's Fight Against Rape

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, we see a continued crisis of safety and security in the displacement camps that has exacerbated the already grave problem of sexual violence. In May and June, MADRE joined delegations coordinated by the...

Clean Water for Gaza: Maryam's Story

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Profile

Early last year, Israel destroyed much of Gaza’s rudimentary water infrastructure in a protracted bombing campaign. Since then, an ongoing economic blockade has prevented Gazans from importing materials they need to rebuild the water system. Contaminated drinking water is putting...

Fact Sheet: The Water Crisis in Gaza

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The Water Crisis in GazaSince 1967, the Gaza Strip has been under Israeli military occupation. As a result, Palestinians in Gaza have endured many harmful policies, including the denial of their rightful share of water and restrictions on developing water...

Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery - A Six Month Review

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, US Foreign Policy

Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, participants will share with members of the CBC their perspectives on how U.S. policy can best advance Haitian efforts to strengthen housing, agriculture, justice, health, gender equality and overall reconstruction initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

MADRE Partner in Brazil for ECLAC's Regional Conference on Women

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, ECLAC

MADRE’s partner organization, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF/FIMI) is in Brazil to participate in the Economic Commission for Latin America's (ECLAC) eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The theme of the...

Haiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women in Haiti

Prepared for Congressional Briefing Hosted by TransAfrica ForumHaiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground Epidemic of Rapes Against Women and Girls in Haiti’s IDP CampsIn the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti,...

Six-Month Progress Report on MADRE's Response to the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE has worked in Haiti since the early 1990s. When the earthquake struck, we immediately reached out to our sister organizations. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide them with life-saving support.

Project Update: Emergency Aid Distribution in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Emergency Relief, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

In Guatemala, as many as 112,000 people were forced from their homes following a devastating volcanic eruption and tropical storm last month. In the communities where our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee, works, an estimated 800 homes were destroyed,...

Ending Sexual Violence in Haiti Requires Women's Participation

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

On June 30th the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a special policy dialogue on “The role of women in countries in special situations.” MADRE representatives attended this dialogue and talked with State members as well as experts on the...

MADRE Partners Testify on Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keywords: UN, MDG, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Yesterday was the last day of a two-day series of "informal interactive hearings" of the UN General Assembly in anticipation of the September summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were set in September 2000...

Land Rights in South Africa: MADRE Congratulates the Rural Women's Movement on Recent Victory

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty, South Africa

MADRE congratulates the Rural Women's Movement (RWM), our partner organization in South Africa, and the other organizations and people involved in the ground-breaking legal victory marked by the recent repeal of the Communal Land Rights Act (CLRA). The CLRA, enacted...

No More Promises: A Call for Action

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: UN, MDG, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

 Statement on the Millennium Development Goals, Women and Indigenous Peoples 2010 Acknowledging that United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted on 13 September 2007 by the General Assembly affirms that we, as indigenous peoples, have the right...

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...

Haitian Women's Rights Activist Leaves Camp for Displaced People to Testify before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake

**Additional information will be presented at a press meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 9:45 am, in the Library of Press Room 2, Palais des Nations (Main UN Building in Geneva, Avenue de la Paix)**

June...

Send Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Emergency in GuatemalaSandra Gonzalez, our partner from the Women Workers' Committee near Guatemala City, called me earlier today. She sounded exhausted. Last Thursday, a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing rocks and lava and blanketing the capital in black ash. Just...

Take Action for Honduran Activists

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Take action for Honduran activists! From Grassroots International:Honduran resistance leader and former Independent presidential candidate Carlos Reyes received a death threat on his cell phone last night. More than 40 activists, journalists, environmentalists, feminists and gay rights activists have been...

Advocating for Women's Human Rights in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

An update on our work in Haiti:Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, traveled to Haiti last week as part of a delegation of human rights attorneys with the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a project of the Institute for...

Post-Earthquake Violence Against Women in Haiti: Failure to Prevent, Protect and Punish

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE is working as part of a coalition of organizations seeking justice for women in Haiti. The coalition submitted the following statement to the UN Human Rights Council for the upcoming session.

Meeting With Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy

Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, traveled to Haiti last week as part of a delegation of human rights attorneys with the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a project of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH),...

US Delegation Finds Inadequate Response and "Victim-Blaming" Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps

Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Lawyers collect rape survivor accounts and plan legal strategy   LAWYER’S EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE NETWORK For Immediate Release         May 17, 2010Contacts: Marie St. Cyr, Board Member & Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Fellow, MADRE(212) 627-0444, lisadavisnyc@gmail.com Blaine Bookey, Institute for Justice &...

Haiti Lawyers Collect Rape Survivor Accounts and Plan Legal Strategy

Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE partner Maria Suarez of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) wrote about the delegation of human rights lawyers who recently travelled to Haiti to collect the testimony of rape survivors. Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, was part...

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...

Take Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Targeting: Major General Gerardo Christian Chaumont (UN Pol, MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet (UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General), Yukio Takasu (President UN Security Council), Force Commander Major General Luiz Paul Cruz (MINUSTAH), Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women)...

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”...

Harvesting Hope: Building Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change in Nicaragua

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty

MADRE is celebrating Earth Day by celebrating the many women who are combating the harmful effects of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, and environmental destruction. MADRE and our partners join with women worldwide who are coming up with local and effective...

MADRE Speaks: Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Read the letter from Executive Director Vivian Stromberg below and check out the newsletter online. If you would like us to send you a print copy, please call...

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...

Conversation with Haitian Partner: Women's Clinic Providing Ongoing Treatment for Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lise Marie Déjean, director SOFA, a MADRE sister organization in Haiti.MADRE is working with SOFA, a national Haitian women's organization, to provide medical services to earthquake survivors. SOFA and MADRE partnered...

Event: A Roundtable on Social Movements and the Politics of Change

Posted on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

The Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University cordially invites you to:A ROUNDTABLE ON SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE POLITICS OF CHANGEThursday, April 8th, 20105:00 PM to 7:00 PMRoom 150 Horace MannTeachers College, Columbia University525 West 120th...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction: Executive Summary

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy, Emergency Relief

The Executive Summary of "Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction," a Gender Shadow Report in response to the 2010 Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Haiti at a Crossroads On January 12, 2010 the...

Organizing for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy

On Wednesday, March 31, governments gathered at UN headquarters in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti. On the same day, MADRE organized a press conference as part of a coalition of Haitian and international women's organizations...

Press Conference on Haiti Reconstruction Featuring Edwidge Danticat and Marie St. Cyr

Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

As donor nations gather in New York this week for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation.  To amplify their call, a ...

Event: A Call for the Inclusion of Haitian Women in International Donor Meeting

Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

As donor nations gather in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation.  To amplify their call, a coalition of Haitian and international...

Determining Long-Term Health Care Needs for Women in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

MADRE is continuing to partner with Circle of Health International (COHI) to support women's health volunteer teams in Fonds Parisien, Haiti.The teams are working to build and maintain a stable, sustainable response to women's health needs in the aftermath of...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

An Open Letter to Donors of the Haiti ReconstructionWe are a coalition of women from diverse backgrounds working both on the ground in Haiti and within the international arena. As organizations committed to partnering with Haitian women to ensure their...

Forthcoming: Gender Shadow Report on Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In recent weeks, Haitian government officials and global stakeholders representatives have worked to draft a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to serve as a blueprint for Haiti’s reconstruction. Although the PDNA is comprised of eight themes: governance, productive sectors, social sectors,...

MADRE to Haiti Donors: Respect Women's Human Rights in Recovery Policies

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In advance of a crucial donors' conference on Haiti, 300 organizations today joined together and submitted a two-page letter of principles to participating states.  MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, participated in this...

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...

Open Letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

Keywords: UN, Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE and partner organizations joined other women's organizations in calling on the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint qualified women to the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing.His Excellency Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, We, the signatories of...

A Video from International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

On March 8, women gathered in Haiti for a tribute to the women activists who died during the earthquake on January 12, 2010. Earlier this week, María Suárez Toro, of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE), sent us a description...

Haiti: Women's Health Delegation Continues to Provide Support to Haitian Clinic

Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

The women's health delegation is still in Haiti. New volunteers arrived at the end of February, relieving members of the volunteer team who had arrived immediately following the earthquake. The maternity ward has been moved to a larger part of...

International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

María Suárez Toro, of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE), sent us this description of the International Women's Day event that took place in Haiti. The event was in part organized by our partners from the Feminist International Solidarity Camp.  It’s...

Celebrating International Women's Day by Sending Supplies to Women in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day, Helping Hands

In celebration of International Women's Day, MADRE's Helping Hands program is sending a shipment of first aid supplies, blankets and bottled water to Haiti where it will be distributed through our partners, Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health. These supplies...

OWFI Releases Study on Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Sexual Rights, CSW

Today, MADRE's partner organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), released the report "Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls in Iraq." Yanar Mohammed, director of OWFI, presented the findings at a panel discussion held by the Coalition...

Women Worldwide Will Honor the Lives of Feminist Leaders Who Died in Haiti's Earthquake

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

MARCH 8TH, CENTENARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2010Honoring the lives of feminist Haitian leaders who died in the massive earthquake on January 12th, will be the focus of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2010, which is also the 100th anniversary...

UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme Accepting Applications

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

Any questions pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be e-mailed to: fellowship@ohchr.org♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 English speaking Fellowship Programme is: Monday 31 May 2010.♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 Spanish speaking...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership Are Institutionalized in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with our partners in Haiti and with a coalition of women's organizations to ensure that Haitian women's human rights are upheld in all of the relief and reconstruction programs being undertaken in Haiti. The coalition submitted this...

Bringing Aid to a Young Mother in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.Our teams provided tents and plastic roofing to Dr. Pape of GHESKIO so that he could...

Bachelet with women's organizations in Haiti: Actions to unite and reinforce the organization of women

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Chile

Update by María Suárez Toro of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) in partnership with the Feminist Solidarity Camp. “I’m not going to defend the women of Haiti by being president, but by being a woman convinced of the importance...

Providing Tents for an Orphanage and a Women's Health Clinic in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.In Carrefour, a poor, mostly residential district in the greater metropolitain area of Port-au-Prince, our team...

Event: A Voice for Ayiti

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, International Womens Day

Join MADRE and MADRE members at a benefit event for relief work in Haiti.HarmoNYom in association with Drom & WKCR 89.9 FM Present "A VOICE FOR AYITI"An incredible BENEFIT CONCERT On MONDAY MARCH 8 From 6:00 PM to MIDNIGHT(International Women's...

Women's Health Volunteer Teams Distributing Supplies

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

The women's health volunteer teams are still on the ground in Haiti, and the team in the clinic is seeing about 50 patients daily. The teams have been training local clinicians to ensure they are prepared to respond to needs...

The Sixth Annual Youth Sculpture Workshop in Peru

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

January marked the sixth year that Indigenous youths from Peru's Vilcashuaman Province and the Cajamarca Region traveled to Ayacucho in order to learn the techniques of stone sculpting at a workshop organized by MADRE and our partner CHIRAPAQ.In an area...

Haiti: Zanmi Lasante Clinic Staff Continuing to Provide Around the Clock Care

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Zanmi Lasante staff continue to work around the clock to provide care to the many injured and sick still arriving at Port-au-Prince's General Hospital (HUEH), as well as at their clinics and at field hospitals they set up during the...

Empowering Indigenous women leaders in Bolivia and across Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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

In January of 2010, close to 100 Indigenous women leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in La Paz, Bolivia for the conference Building Strategic Partnerships for Governance and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean ("Warmis KAY...

Women's Health Delegation Working to Provide Pregnant Haitian Women with Critical Support

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

Several teams of MADRE-supported health workers are still on the ground in Haiti. Two new volunteers arrived yesterday. The medical volunteers are working out of a local clinic and treating 350 patients each day. The women's health teams are seeing...

Policy Recommendations to Address Critical Security Concerns and Needs of Women Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Women Human Rights Defenders

A position statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. MADRE is a member of this coalition.POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HAITI  IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 12 JANUARY...

Tents distributed for use as health clinics and shelters in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The Myriam Merlet, Anne Marie Coriolan and Magali Marcelin Feminist International Camp is currently working to distribute tents in Haiti. The tents will be used as both health clinics and shelters. In addition to a resource distribution center, the Camp...

Aid is Power. Who Do You Want to Empower?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe like the earthquake in Haiti, you’re focused on one question: How can I help? It’s the right question, but the answer isn’t always what it seems. Many people assume that donating to a...

Haiti: Meeting Medical Needs Around the Country

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Equipping Medical Staff in HaitiMADRE has been working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city. Through the...

Broadcasting Live from Haiti--Tune In!

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Earlier this week, we mentioned that a network of women’s rights activists and organizations—in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the broader Latin American and Caribbean region and around the world—have come together with MADRE to launch an incredible project in response...

Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks. Through it all, we...

myMADRE Quick Post: Edwidge Danticat in the New Yorker

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Edwidge Danticat, author and MADRE supporter, has written a beautiful piece in the New Yorker about her cousin Maxo, whom she recently lost in the earthquake in Haiti."This generosity, along with the Haitian sense of kindness and community, is perhaps...

Notes From Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director of Partners in Health, arrived in Haiti on Friday, January 22 to meet with staff and volunteers and to assess Zanmi Lasante's needs for the coming weeks and months.MADRE is providing emergency support to Zanmi Lasante,...

Building Strategic Partnerships for Governance and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

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

A report from MADRE sister organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) on the recent Indigenous Women Parlamentarians Conference coordinated with support from MADRE in La Paz, Bolivia on January 19-20, 2010.The International Indigenous Women's Forum, partnered with the Bolivian...

Women's Health Delegation Working Around the Clock to Provide Emergency Care to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The women's health delegation arrived in Jimani, Dominican Republic last Tuesday, and they immediately began working around the clock to provide emergency services to the many busloads of people who had fled Haiti. The team has since arrived in Fonds...

International Feminist Solidarity in Action with Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is part of a newly-launched effort by women’s groups to open a Feminist International Solidarity Camp on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border.This initiative will work to direct resources and to open lines of communication with Haitian women.  In particular, the...

MADRE-Supported Midwife Volunteers Fill a Vital Need in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is supporting a delegation of midwives and maternal health practitioners. Four members of the first team of midwives and maternal health providers have arrived in the border town of Jimani, and three more are scheduled to arrive this weekend....

Haiti Earthquake Relief: MADRE's Ongoing Response

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Over a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services remains overwhelming. Casualty estimates have risen. The death toll may be as high as 200,000 and the number of injured and homeless is in the...

Hospital in Port-au-Prince Open to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city.At HUEH, the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, there...

Health Practitioners Mobilize to Provide Urgent Services

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Nearly a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services is overwhelming.  Casualty estimates have risen, now reflecting a death toll of 200,000, and the number of injured and homeless is in the millions.MADRE partners...

Update on Medical Professionals Traveling to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE continues to respond to the cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti this week on Tuesday January 12.  MADRE is partnering with Circle of Health International (COHI) to send a team of midwives, women’s health providers and public health professionals in...

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Editor’s Note: MADRE, an international women's human rights group, is working with the Haitian relief organization, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid into the country overland from the Dominican Republic.   In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake...

Haiti Earthquake Relief: Why Give to MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, it is often comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. No doubt international agencies—with their resources, know-how, heavy machinery, and access to...

Sending Medical Professionals to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is collaborating with Partners in Health to send a team of medical personnel to Haiti. In particular, surgeons (especially trauma/orthopedic surgeons), ER doctors and nurses, and full surgical teams (including anesthesiologists, scrub and post-op nurses, and nurse anesthetists) are...

Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.We have determined that our partner...

Haiti Earthquake Wreaks Massive Devastation; Women's Organizations Respond

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti, and thousands are...

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti. MADRE has activated an emergency response through our...

Update from the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice

Dear Friends OWFI wishes you a happy New Year. We hope that 2010 becomes a year of achievement and empowerment for women around the world. We thank all those who supported and helped us become a strong voice towards change in Iraq. Our...

Shipment of Sewing and Medical Supplies for Nicaragua

Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Women's Health, Helping Hands

Fabric, sewing machines, needles and thread donated by MADRE members filled over 40 boxes for a shipment to MADRE's partner, the Wangki Tangni Women's Sewing Collective in Nicaragua. Because of the amazing support from donors, we were also able to...

Evo Morales Elected to Second Term in Bolivia

Posted on: Monday, December 7, 2009

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

MADRE extends its warm congratulations to President Evo Morales on the occasion of his re-election to the Presidency of Bolivia. His overwhelming victory belongs not only to President Morales, but to the great numbers of women and men including our...

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...

Human Rights Abuses in Honduras: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Open Letter to the Secretary of State of the United States of AmericaThe Honorable Hillary ClintonDepartment of StateWashington, DCDear Secretary Clinton,We are writing to you as a world leader in women’s rights. Your courageous track record on this issue has...

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...

Nicaragua: Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A call to action from Front Line, a MADRE partner organization through the Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition. Re: Nicaragua – Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders, and ill-treatment of Ms Patricia Orozco upon arrestOn 30 October 2009, women...

Bolivia: Training on Rights, Governance and Political Participation, Project Update

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2009

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

From MADRE's partner organization: International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI)  United and StrengthenedTraining on Rights, Governance and Political Participation to Rural Indigenous Women of CNMCIOB  A Space for Empowering Political and Leadership Capacities Cochabamba, BoliviaOctober 2009The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI)...

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...

Open Letter to Security Council Members on Addressing the Crisis in Honduras

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

MADRE joins other organizations in calling on Security Council members to address the crisis in Honduras.Dear Ambassador,As feminist organizations and networks and women’s groups working to address the crisis caused by the recent coup d’état in Honduras, we look to...

Obama Addresses UN - MADRE Responds

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

September 23, 2009 – An Open LetterDear President Obama:As you bring to a close your first address to the United Nations General Assembly, we know that the time for women’s human rights advocates to amplify our voices is now.  Your...

Saving Lives in Nicaragua: Preparing for Hurricane Season

Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Emergency Relief

Deadly WaterHouses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor...

Guatemala: Farming for the Future, Photo Update

Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Sustainable Agriculture

On a recent worktrip to Guatemala, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg and Program Coordinator Natalia Caruso visited our sister organization, Muixil.Muixil is a group of 350 Indigenous Ixil women living in the highlands of Guatemala. In the 1980s, the highlands were...

A new report details the excessive use of force by Honduran police and military following the coup

Posted on: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Today, Amnesty International released a new report detailing the excessive use of force by the Honduran police and military following the coup of President Zelaya. From the report:"Amnesty International is publishing this summary of findings to highlight serious human rights concerns...

Sudan: Women Farmers Unite for Darfur, Project Update

Posted on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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

Fatima Ahmed, Director of MADRE's sister organization, Zenab for Women in Development, is in Sudan. Thanks to MADRE member support, Fatima has been buying organic seeds and is now distirbuting them to women farmers. The Problem: Hunger in DarfurIn the...

Hunger Season in Darfur

Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2009

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

As global food aid reaches its lowest levels in 20 years, Josette Sheeran, the head of the United Nations World Food Program, recently issued a sobering warning: “With one in six people going hungry, one child dying every six seconds,...

The Mission for Democracy and Human Rights in Guatemala-Honduras returns home via land

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Return of the delegation via land as a result of the closing of the Toncontin de Tegucigalpa international airport.Guatemala, 07/06/09 - The human rights organizations’ mission, headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, attests to the dire...

Statement by Feminist and Women's Organizations from Honduras

Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

  TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS AND TO THE STATES OF THE WORLDOn Sunday, June 28, 2009 the democratically elected President of the Republic of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, was assaulted, abducted and sent to...

MADRE Denounces the Military Coup d'Etat in Honduras

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

A military coup on Sunday morning ousted the democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who is nearing the end of his term. He was forced from the country the day of a referendum on extending term-limits from one term to two....

Peru: Indigenous Victory is a Victory for All

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month saw an important victory by Indigenous Peoples in Peru. Thanks to their months-long protest, the Peruvian government repealed new laws that opened the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling. This was an important win for Indigenous rights—and for all...

Peru's Congress Overturns Two Decrees that Led to Police Violence

Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

(Updated from original posting June 17, 2009) Six days after the Peruvian National Police attacked and killed Indigenous protestors, the Peruvian government issued a 90-day suspension of two of the ten decrees which had opened Indigenous lands to multi-national corporations...

What's Wrong with the Peru Free Trade Agreement?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy

From the Campaign to Repeal the Peru Free Trade Agreement The Peru Free Trade Agreement will:THREATEN SMALL FARMERS. The agreement will favor only a small sector of Peruvian farmers who export to the US. By lowering Peru's tariffs on agricultural products,...

Women Redefining Democracy

Posted on: Friday, May 8, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Network of Experts

Alda Facio, member of MADRE's Network of Experts, Reposted from OpenDemocracyIn the run up to the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference ‘Women Redefining Democracy’, Alda Facio argues that the masculine perspective of “control and authority through numbers” must be replaced with...

Guatemala: Farming for the Future, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Farming for the Future was designed to establish pig farming as a source of food security and microenterprise for Indigenous Ixil women in El Quiché department in the Guatemalan highlands. Working in collaboration with our local partner, Muixil, MADRE has...

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...

Nicaragua: Harvesting Hope, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty

MADRE works with our long-time sister organization Wangki Tangni on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, where three-quarters of the population suffers from malnutrition. Together we implement Harvesting Hope, a project that provides families with organic vegetable seeds, coordinates a...

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...

16 Days, 16 Entries

Posted on: Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health

16 Days, 16 Entries November 25 - Since 1991, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership has held the 16 Days of Activism, a time each year for us to recognize the global threat that gender violence represents. The sixteen days...

Where are Women's Rights on the Internet?

Posted on: Sunday, November 16, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice

For regular bloggers and blog-readers, it’s probably no big revelation that new technologies are constantly emerging that allow people to communicate in a huge variety of ways.  We text, we blog, we Twitter, we podcast, and that’s just barely...

Yes We Did but We're Not Done

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health

MADRE and our sister organizations join millions in the US and around the world in congratulating Barack and Michelle Obama and all who helped bring about last night’s historic victory. This election is of...

Haiti and Cuba: Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

After a series of storms devastated Haiti and Cuba last month, MADRE members responded. MADRE was able to send emergency aid to our partner organizations in both countries. HaitiCurrent SituationThe five back-to-back storms that hit Haiti in the span 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...

Burma Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

On May 2, Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Burma and caused an estimated 146,000 fatalities and over $10 billion in damages. MADRE supporters responded and MADRE was able to reach out to women and families impacted by the storm...

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

We've been doing all we can this week to get emergency support to our partner organizations in Haiti. Haiti—the poorest in the hemisphere—has been slammed by four major storms in the past month. More than 1,000 people have...

Haiti Slammed by Four Severe Storms; Women's Organization Launches Emergency Response with Local Groups

Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean

September 8, 2008-New York, NY-With the impact of Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Haiti has been hit by four severe storms in less than four weeks. The most recent heavy flooding has killed another 50 people, pushing the death toll...

Burma: Cyclone Nargis Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The repeated obstruction of international aid efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma meant that cyclone survivors lacking access to food, water, sanitation, and shelter relied heavily on monasteries, churches, and NGOs for support. In response to the...

Iraq: Art Action for Peace, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Peace Building, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

Art Action for Peace, a MADRE and OWFI project, extended its efforts to unite Iraqi youth through poetry, music, and other art forms. Since late June 2008, young poets have organized one major community event and continued to hold small...

Mexico: Building an Indigenous Women's Movement, Project Update

Posted on: Saturday, August 9, 2008

Keywords: Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

MADRE works in Chiapas, Mexico, to support Indigenous Chiapanecan women in building sustainable livelihoods, strengthening women’s cooperatives, and building skills to increase social and political participation. Our project, Building an Indigenous Women’s Movement, is implemented in collaboration with K’inal Antzetik...

G8 to Poor Women: Let Them Eat Dirt

Posted on: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

Last week, leaders of the world’s richest countries, the Group of Eight (G8), met to chart the course of the global economy at the luxurious Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. While President Bush and his colleagues...

G8's Food Crisis Agenda Must Focus on Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

July 7, 2008—New York, NY—As the Group of 8 (G8) nations today begin their three-day summit in Toyako, Japan, MADRE issued an open letter to world leaders emphasizing that upholding women's human rights is key to resolving the global food...

A Women's Declaration to the G8: Support Real Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

To: Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Japan) Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Canada) President Nicolas Sarkozy (France) Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany) Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (Italy) President Dmitry Medvedev (Russia) Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom) President George Bush (United States) ...

Women Leaders Submit Letter to the G8, Demand Action on Food Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

July 1, 2008—New York, NY—Next Monday, as the G8 gathering of the world's wealthiest countries begins, devising solutions to the food crisis raging across the planet will be high on the agenda. Today, MADRE and four of its sister organizations...

MADRE Partners Rescuing Children from Traffickers

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

More than a month after Cyclone Nargis, Burma's ruling military junta (the SPDC) has allowed only a few international aid agencies to distribute relief items to survivors. Moreover, because the SPDC is confiscating and selling humanitarian supplies, it is estimated...

Solving the Global Food Crisis Starts with Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty, Emergency Relief

A version of this article was distributed through the Progressive Media Project. Ana Chumba is facing a choice that no mother should ever have to make: whether to feed her daughter or send her to school. Ana is a...

MADRE supports women at the epicenter of the global food crisis.

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Haiti, Guatemala, Sudan, Iraq, Kenya, Nicaragua, Food Sovereignty

We are working to meet immediate needs for food, create local, sustainable solutions to hunger, and demand new economic policies that recognize that food is not a commodity, but a human right. MADRE is working through our Emergency and...

Food Policies Leave People Hungry

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

A version of this article was distributed by the National Women's Editorial Forum. This week the U.N. convened world leaders in Rome to hammer out solutions to the food crisis. Once again policy leaders are forgetting that food is...

As UN Summit Ends, MADRE Emphasizes Women's Rights as Central to Resolving Global Food Crisis

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Guatemala, Haiti, Sudan, Iraq, Emergency Relief, Food Sovereignty

June 5, 2008—New York, NY—Today, as more than 40 world leaders gathered in Rome wrap up a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, emphasizes that small-scale women farmers should be central...

In the Aftermath of the Cyclone, Burmese Women's Groups Mobilize

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

In the more than two weeks since Tropical Cyclone Nargis slammed the coast of Burma, the details of the devastation have continued to emerge. Reports show that, in the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta, food crops such as rice have been destroyed,...

Death Toll in Burma 22,000 and Rising; Women's Leadership in Response to Deadly Cyclone

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Burma, Emergency Relief

Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on Saturday May 3 with winds of up to 120 miles per hour, and the death toll has been reported as over 22,000 and climbing. The force of the storm set off a tidal wave...

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...

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement: Just Say No!

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

With Congress back in session, the Bush Administration is pushing hard to pass another trade agreement based on the failed NAFTA model, this time with Colombia. The Administration is in a race against public opinion, which is quickly turning against...

CSW Events

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2008

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

Event Announcements MADRE at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2008 Launch of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign Human Rights for Women — Human Rights for All: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration...

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....

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...

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...

11 Solutions to Halting the Environmental Crisis

Posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This resource was published by AlterNet. You probably don’t need to be told that the threat of climate change is real. If you’re concerned about the issue, it’s fairly easy to conjure the apocalyptic scenes of widespread drought, frequent...

The Globalization of Hunger

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

At first, the numbers don't seem to add up. The world produces more food than ever—enough to feed twice the global population. Yet, more people than ever suffer from hunger; and their numbers are rising. Today, 854 million people, most...

Roadmap to a Sustainable Future: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Monday, October 8, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A version of this resource has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus. Last month, after 30 years of advocacy by Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations finally passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration...

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...

New Proposal for Five-Year Ban on Agrofuels Seeks to End Global Hunger

Posted on: Saturday, October 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

October 25, 2007—New York—The link between the expanding agrofuel industry, also known as “biofuels,” and the dangers posed to global food security will move into the spotlight today, with the call by Jean Ziegler, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on...

Bush Agenda on Climate Change at Odds with International Push

Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

September 27, 2007—New York—While dozens of heads of state convened at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week for a forum to address the threat of climate change and the need for a global reduction in emissions, President...

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...

Declaration on Indigenous Peoples' Rights Approaches Landmark UN Decision

Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

September 13, 2007—New York—Today, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will deliberate over whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a human rights framework over twenty years in the making. In advance of these negotiations, MADRE...

Hurricane Felix's First Responders

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

This MADRE article was published by CounterPunch, ZNet, Common Dreams and Portside. A 50–year–old Miskito woman named Rose Cunningham, was the early warning system for dozens of impoverished Nicaraguan communities that took...

Stand for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Calls for the Adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesOn September 13, the UN General Assembly will decide whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration establishes a framework for...

Hurricane Felix Tears through Nicaragua; Local Communities Destroyed

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

September 5, 2007 — New York — As Hurricane Felix made landfall on Tuesday, pounding the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, the impact of this category five storm reveals the situation of at-risk communities marginalized through discrimination and government neglect. As...

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Please help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous families who lost everything in last week's earthquake. We sent you an urgent request for support last week for our Peruvian partner LUNDU, which is working in Afro-Peruvian communities affected by the earthquake. ...

Urgent Request for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

"I opened the door to my house to rescue my children, and the walls caved in, crushing all of them." At 6:40 pm local time yesterday, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Peru. Among the towns...

MADRE Makes Urgent Call for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

August 16, 2007—New York—In the wake of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that struck Peru at 6:40 pm local time yesterday, MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today put out a call for emergency aid for the victims. Among the towns...

Reshape Food Aid: A MADRE Alert

Posted on: Monday, August 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Reshape Food Aid: Reach More People | Support Local Farmers A MADRE Action Alert The world’s problems are interconnected; therefore we need to look for holistic solutions that...

MADRE Calls for Farm Bill to Reshape Food Aid

Posted on: Monday, August 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

August 6, 2007—New York—MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, calls for a change in US food aid policy so that it reaches more people and supports local farmers in countries affected by food crises. MADRE is mobilizing its 23,000...

Neoliberal Jihadist at the World Bank

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Women's Health, Peace Building

This spring, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was forced to resign because of a scandal. Of course, the real scandal is the World Bank's flagrant violation of its own mission. Charged with fighting global poverty, the Bank has consistently pursued...

Indigenous Women and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A MADRE Position Paper Indigenous Peoples have fought for centuries against genocide, displacement, colonization, and forced assimilation, preserving their cultures and their identities as distinct Peoples. The ongoing attack has left Indigenous communities among the poorest and most marginalized...

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...

Indigenous Women: Fighting for Rights, Creating Change

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Speaks Spring/Summer 2007 Long-time MADRE supporters may recall that our first partnership—formed in 1983—was with Indigenous women in Nicaragua. Ever since then, MADRE has worked with Indigenous women who are organizing to...

Economic Justice and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

A MADRE Position Paper At the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments committed to remedy some of the ways in which macro-economic policies impact women negatively and disproportionately. But 10 years later, violations of women's economic rights...

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...

Prioritizing Women's Human Rights in Times of Disaster: Problems & Solutions

Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

When we examine "natural disasters" from the perspective of survivors, we see that disasters are ultimately not a force of nature, but a failure of government—a failure to ensure safe infrastructure, social services, and human rights for all. Indeed, the...

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...

MADRE Launches Disaster Fund that Advances Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 1, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

June 1, 2006—New York—As millions in vulnerable Caribbean nations and Gulf Coast states brace for hurricane season and survivors of last weekend's earthquake in Indonesia begin their arduous recovery, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, announces the launch of...

After Disaster Relief: 10 Pointers for Charitable Giving that Sustains Social Change

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

The extraordinary disasters that punctuated 2005—the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the mudslides in Central America, and the earthquake in Pakistan to name a few—were each met with an outpouring of charitable giving. This generosity saved thousands of lives and continues...

Top 10 Reasons Why Latin American Women Oppose Bush's Free Trade Agenda

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2005

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

Bush is branding Latin Americans' broad rejection of his trade agenda at last week's Summit of the Americas in Argentina as an attempt to

From Disaster to Development: Community Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis

Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

In the wake of disasters like the Asian tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, we may find it comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. But large-scale relief operations are not always best suited to meet...

MADRE Representatives' Statements at Hearings on UN Reform and the Millennium Development Goals

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

MADRE representatives Mirna Cunningham, Betty Murungi, and Alejandra Sarda were selected by a joint civil society-United Nations task force to participate in the UN General Assembly Hearings with Civil Society on June 23 and 24, 2005 in New York City....

Cuba

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2005

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

A MADRE Position Paper Proponents of neoliberal economics routinely claim that the only way to improve healthcare in poor countries is through free trade, privatization, and corporate deregulation. Yet Cuba demonstrates that high standards of health and healthcare are attainable...

The UN Millennium Development Goals: Obstacles and Opportunities

Posted on: Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Women's Health

A MADRE Position paper Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerAchieve universal primary educationPromote gender equality and empower womenReduce child mortalityImprove maternal healthCombat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseasesEnsure environmental sustainabilityDevelop a global partnership for development World Summit...

Hunger in Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2004

Keywords: Palestine, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Hunger in Palestine:A MADRE BACKGROUNDER BASED ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, A REPORT BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR JEAN ZIEGLERSpring 2004In July 2003, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food traveled to the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

What's so Liberal About Neoliberalism

Posted on: Monday, December 22, 2003

Keywords: Economic Justice

What’s so Liberal About NeoliberalismBy Yifat SusskindMost mainstream economists haven’t given much thought to the social consequences of macro-economic policies. But the impacts of economic policies are not race- or gender-neutral. Rather, gender (or the socially assigned differences between men...

A MADRE Interview with Noam Chomsky

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2001

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

MADRE's Communications Director, Yifat Susskind, interviews Noam Chomsky about the World Conference Against Racism, US policy in Colombia, Bush's militarization of outer space and more.August 2001

MADRE: What do you see as the significance of the UN World Conference Against Racism...

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