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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...

Success Stories from Zenab!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

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

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!

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

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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

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

Resources for the World Summit on Food Security

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

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

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

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,...

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...

New Resource for Media Launched on World Food Day

Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2008

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

October 16, 2008—New York, NY—Today, MADRE joins with its sister organizations to recognize World Food Day and to decry the rising numbers of people suffering from hunger.  As the food crisis continues to rage across the globe, it has only...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

War on Terror or War on Women?

Posted on: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Food Sovereignty, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico

War on Terror or War on Women?The View from Latin AmericaBy Yifat SusskindAssociate Director, MADRE Most Americans judge George Bush’s fixation on national security to be an appropriate response to the atrocities of September 11, 2001. But for millions of...

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