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Women as Peacemakers

Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Guatemala, Africa, Middle East, Peace Building, UN

Mother, sister, daughter, wife. These are words we often use to describe women. But consider these words: peacemaker, negotiator, agent of change. In fact, the world over, it’s women who are working as powerful peacemakers in their communities and countries. In...

A Mother's Campaign for Justice in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

“Sometimes I want to give up.” When she spoke these words, Betty Gonzalez had not only suffered the brutal murder of her daughter, Rosemary. She had also been fighting for years with a justice system that didn’t seem to care...

MADRE 2014: Projects and Impacts

Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014

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

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

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Documentation for Justice

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

Reproductive Health: Important for women, families and communities

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2013

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, Kenya, Palestine, Guatemala

These days, it’s hard to avoid stories of how women’s reproductive rights are under attack, both here in the US and abroad.Forty years after Roe v. Wade, states in the US are still attempting to block women’s access to safe...

Affront to Justice: Rios Montt Guilty Verdict Annulled

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE denounces the ruling by Guatemala's Constitutional Court, annulling the May 10 verdict that found former dictator Efraín Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, targeted against the Indigenous Ixil People.  Over 100 people testified about the brutal violence...

An Open Letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

The international human rights community has been watching for months as former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was brought to trial, thirty years after he led a genocide against Guatemala’s Indigenous Ixil Peoples. We at MADRE were watching when the courtroom...

Photo Update from MUIXIL

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala

Thanks to your generous support, MADRE was recently able to send funds to MUIXIL in support of their programming with local, Indigenous Ixil women. The donation went towards maintaining the chicken farming project, organizing a human rights training, and holding...

Rios Montt Trial: Indigenous Women Speak Out

Posted on: Monday, April 8, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

Below is a message we received from Ana Ceto, our partner at Muixil, an organization of Indigenous women in Guatemala. The English translation follows the Spanish text. Estimadas mujeres de ORGANIZACIÓN MADRE, por este medio, les manifestamos nuestro profundo agradecimiento por...

Health Care for Hundreds of Guatemalan Women

Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Women's Health

Our partners at the Women Workers Committee recently held a health fair for women and their families in the neighborhood of Barcenas, just outside of Guatemala City. Women in this poor community have precious few opportunities to access health services—that’s why...

Reclaiming Women's Human Rights in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Human Rights Advocacy, Central America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

We recently presented a report before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations on violations of women's human rights in Guatemala

A Safe Space for Women in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Human Rights Advocacy, Central America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE partner Sandra Gonzelez talks about her crucial work tackling violence against women.

MADRE Denounces the Shooting of Guatemalan Activist Yolanda Veliz

Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Human Rights Advocacy, Central America and Caribbean, Environmental Justice

MADRE condemns recent attacks against Guatemalan human rights defenders.

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 Celebrates International Workers' Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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

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

Mothers Need More than One Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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

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

Demanding Women's Human Rights in Guatemala: At a Glance

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Indigenous women, women in prisons and women working in maquilas face widespread abuses in Guatemala.

Indigenous Woman Testifies Before Human Rights Committee On Guatemala Human Rights Record

Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Today, Ana Ceto Chávez of Muixil in Guatemala, will testify before the UN Human Rights Committee.

MADRE Applauds Conviction of Guatemalan Soldier; Urges Conviction of Former Dictator Ríos Montt

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

Pedro Pimentel Rios sentenced to 6,060 years for rights abuses in Guatemala.

The International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) Announces New Director Otilia Lux de Coti.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Indigenous Rights, UN

Read the following congratulatory statement from MADRE's sister organization, FIMI.

Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE stands with Indigenous Guatemalan women demanding justice for war crimes under Rios Montt.

Votes from Silenced Voices

Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Check out our latest project update from the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation in Guatemala.

Women Standing Up to Violence in Guatemala City

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

Read a project update from MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, the Women Workers Committee.

Photo Update from Guatemala

Posted on: Saturday, December 24, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE's Partners in Guatemala Demand an End to Gender-Based Violence MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, The Women Workers Committee, has been dedicated to ending the epidemic of violence against women and girls in their community. Recently, on the...

Letters from Our Sisters

Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Kenya, Nicaragua, Guatemala

You are part of an inspiring global women's movement. Get a glimpse by reading these letters.

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...

Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund: Flooding in Central America

Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Latin America, Women's Health

MADRE's sister organizations in Nicaragua and Guatemala are reeling from the flooding that has swept through Central America. They are mobilizing to save lives in their communities—and you can help.The flooding, triggered by relentless torrential rain, has killed...

MADRE Endorses Mobilization of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Posted on: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Keywords: Activism, New York, Labor, Poverty, Guatemala, Iraq, Sudan

MADRE stands with the thousands of protesters who have occupied Wall Street and with their allies worldwide.

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.

MADRE Mourns the Death of Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral

Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Activist, Peace Building

Facundo Cabral is remembered as a teacher and a voice of protest.

Ending War Means Ending Violence against Women

Posted on: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Iraq, Middle East, Combatting Violence against Women

Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996...

Building a Better World in 2011 with Your Support

Posted on: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Palestine

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

Remembering Professor Rhonda Copelon

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2011

Keywords: Activist, Haiti, Guatemala, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE remembers our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, who died one year ago, at the age of 65.

La Belle Vie Honors MADRE

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Event, Guatemala

Last week, La Belle Vie Salon & Spa in Montclair, NJ celebrated their two-year anniversary. To celebrate, Nonna Pekarev, owner of La Belle Vie Salon & Spa, honored us with a fabulous raffle and donated the proceeds to MADRE. She...

Gathering Momentum to Demand Justice in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America

One of our major priorities for this trip to Guatemala is to lay the groundwork for a shadow report on human rights.

Women Murdered Every Day in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Guatemala, Latin America

Last Sunday, the Guatemalan security forces reported that eight women had been killed in the past 24 hours.

Claiming Home as a Women's Human Right

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala

From the myMADRE blog. Yesterday, as I joined with the women of our partner organization in Guatemala City to celebrate International Women’s Day, a phrase occurred to me: “I feel at home.” I greeted partners I had not seen in...

Statement from the Barcenas Women Workers' Committee for International Women's Day

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

Today, we received this message from our sister organization in Guatemala as they recognize International Women's Day.

Amplify Women's Voices

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Iraq, Sudan, Women Human Rights Defenders, International Women's Day

For 100 years, women worldwide have demonstrated for their rights every March 8. In honor of this 100th International Women’s Day, through the month of March, MADRE is mobilizing 100 people to each give $100 to help secure the rights...

Starting International Women's Day in Guatemala City

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala

I'm excited to head out to Barcenas, where we will spend the day with the women of our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee.

Human Rights Violations against Peaceful Protestors in Guatemala

Posted on: Monday, March 7, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala

Recently, we received news of violent attacks against peaceful protesters in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala.

A Visit to Our Sister Organizations in Guatemala

Posted on: Monday, March 7, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin American and the Caribbean

MADRE staff recently traveled to Guatemala to meet with our sister organizations, and we’d like to give you the chance to relive the trip! Some of you became a "virtual delegate" and received updates from Guatemala. If you would like...

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,...

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...

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.

Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

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

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

MADRE Programs Combating Violence Against Women in Armed Conflicts

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

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

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

You and MADRE in 2010

Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

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

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

MADRE Partner at the Launch of UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

Raising the Voices of Maquila WorkersToday, Human Rights Day, officially marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign, which begins annually on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against...

Message of Solidarity with Guatemalan Women

Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

We at MADRE, an organization demanding women’s rights worldwide, are outraged and angered by the violence against women in Guatemala and the apparent lack of repercussions perpetrators of women’s violence face. The fact that we must use terms such...

UN Secretary General's Campaign Being Launched from Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, UN

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In awareness of this day and the ongoing violence that women face in their homes and communities, the UN launched a campaign calling on governments, civil society,...

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...

Guatemala: Photos from the Helping Hands Oral Hygiene Project

Posted on: Monday, August 24, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Helping Hands, Women's Health

Thanks to MADRE members' support, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg was able to deliver toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and learning kits to children in the Barcenas community during her recent worktrip to Guatemala.The Women Workers' Committee, MADRE's partner in Barcenas, was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MADRE Condemns Assassination of Guatemalan Political Candidate

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Keywords: Peace Building, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

August 29, 2007—New York—MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today categorically condemned the recent assassination of Clara Luz López, a candidate for local council in the upcoming September 9 Guatemalan elections. López was a member of Nobel Peace Laureate...

Violence Against Women in Latin America

Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2006

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

A MADRE Position Paper Violence against women in Latin America reflects global trends, mediated by histories and conditions specific to the region. These include colonization, war, migration, and neoliberalism. As in other regions, gender-based violence was integral to the...

Report Back from Guatemala: The Aftermath of Hurricane Stan

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

Communities throughout Guatemala were devastated this fall by Hurricane Stan and the horrendous mudslides that followed. Almost half a million people were directly affected by the storm. 35,000 homes were destroyed and an estimated 669 people were killed. In...

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