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Syrian Women Refugees: Out of the Shadows

Posted on: Monday, June 16, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, Women's Health, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

For more than three years, shocking patterns of sexual violence perpetrated by both the Syrian regime and opposition forces have emerged.

Moving Women's Rights from Paper to Practice in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Posted on: Sunday, May 26, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

The locations may differ, but the stories are terribly similar. Armed intruders break into a woman’s home and threaten her life for speaking out against human rights violations. Women band together in defense of a friend facing violence from her...

Pending Landmark Legislation in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Human Rights Advocacy

After disaster, women confront an escalated danger of violence, including rape and sexual assault. This was the reality faced by thousands of Haitian women and girls after the 2010 earthquake. KOFAVIV, a MADRE partner, is an organization founded by and for...

Three Steps to Build Resilience Through Your Giving

Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

You are a person who cares. You see injustice and people suffering, all over the world, and you know it’s not right. You go looking for some way to fix it, but you know you can’t do it alone. So...

The Prospects for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

MADRE on the facts of the 2012 conflict between Gaza and Israel.

Event: Discussion of Violence against Women's Rights Activists and Journalists in Mexico

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keywords: Mexico, Costa Rica, Event, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America

Join MADRE and fellow activists for a conversation July 18th

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

In Colombia, Children of War Rebuild Their Lives Through Art

Posted on: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

Executive Director Yifat Susskind reflects on a visit to our Colombian partners.

Bringing Women's Rights Home in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE staff is in Colombia for an exciting conference on women's human rights and international law.

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.

Rights Must Be At the Center of the Family Planning Summit

Posted on: Friday, June 8, 2012

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE joins organizations to demand leaders place women's human rights at the center of family planning efforts.

Crucial as Bread: Rhonda Copelon's Pioneering Work

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Activist, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Two years since the passing of Rhonda Copelon, we still feel the presence of her vital work.

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.

MADRE Welcomes President Obama's Announcement of Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: LGBT Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

Now, MADRE urges him to advance policies that put his words into action.

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.

Video: MADRE at the CUNY Law Review Symposium

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Keywords: Event, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Watch MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speak at a special MADRE and CUNY event honoring Rhonda Copelon.

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.

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.

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.

LGBT Rights Upheld in Historic Inter-American Court Ruling

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy

This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.

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.

US Pastor Sued for Inciting Violence against Gay Community in Uganda

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

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

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.

Many Voices: Combining International Human Rights Advocacy and Grassroots Activism to End Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health

On January 12, 2010, less than one minute of violent shaking took over 200,000 lives in Haiti and rendered more than one million more homeless. The reverberations of the earthquake are still being felt.

Virtual Briefing on Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.

Ten Years of Torture

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy, Cuba, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE Condemns Human Rights Violations at Guantanamo.

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.

Event: Today at 5:30pm Join Women in Black in Zuccotti Park

Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Palestine, Middle East

Join Women in Black to support the Occupy Wall Street movement and call for an end to the occupation of Palestine.

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.

Statement from The International Indigenous Women's Forum on International Human Rights Day

Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

A statement from Myrna Cunningham, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and MADRE partner.

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

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Human Rights Advocacy

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

Haiti Photo Update

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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

MADRE staff members recently visited Haiti to bring shoe donations to a group of community organizers with KOFAVIV, MADRE's Haitian sister organization- and we'd like to share some of our photos with you!

To learn more about...

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.

Photo Update from Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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

MADRE staff members recently visited Haiti to bring shoe donations to a group of community organizers with KOFAVIV, MADRE's Haitian sister organization- and we'd like to share some of our photos with you!

To learn more about...

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...

MADRE Applauds Landmark Step Demanding Justice for Survivors of Abuse by Clergy

Posted on: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE congratulates the Center for Constitutional Rights for their courageous decision to file a case at the International Criminal Court.

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

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Kenya, Human Rights Advocacy

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

MADRE Supporters Bring Aid to Famine Survivors

Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011

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

An update from our partner organization in Kenya, Womankind.

A Visit to Our Sister Organization in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

This week, MADRE staff is in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV to develop our work together.

Video: Yanar Mohammed Thanks MADRE Supporters

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Human Rights Advocacy, Middle East

Watch this message from Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq to MADRE supporters.

Award Presented for International Ruling on Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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

MADRE's work combating violence against women in Haiti was among the winners of the annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards.

MADRE Condemns Death Threats against Nehad Abu-al-Qumsan

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE denounces the recent death threats issued against...

No More Arrests and Torture of Demonstrators in Iraq: Release Youth Activist Firas Ali

Posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

We just received a statement from Yanar Mohammed, President of our partner in Iraq, condemning the torture of youth activists.

Video: Pro-Democracy Activists in Iraq Under Threat

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

A conversation with Yanar Mohammed about threats facing Iraqi protesters.

Pro-Democracy Youth Activist in Iraq Tortured and Threatened

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Human Rights Advocacy, Middle East

Last week, a youth activist organizing pro-democracy protests in Iraq was kidnapped, detained and tortured...

Letter to Iraqi Officials: Kidnapping and Torture of Youth Activist, Alaa Nabil

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind and Yanar Mohammed, the Executive Director of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), have written this letter to Iraqi officials in response to the kidnapping and torture of youth activist, Alaa Nabil. To...

International Human Rights Hearing on Rape Epidemic in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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

This Friday, MADRE and KOFAVIV will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the crisis of rape in Haiti.

Project Update from Haiti: Human Rights Advocacy Training for Grassroots Women

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

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

Read the second part of the update on MADRE's recent trip to Haiti.

Halt Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Earthquake

MADRE signs on to a letter urging the US government not to resume deportations of Haitian nationals to Haiti

IACHR Sets Recommendations for Haitian Government to Address Sexual Violence in IDP Camps

Posted on: Thursday, January 6, 2011

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

A group of human rights advocates and attorneys call on the Haitian government to take immediate steps to prevent sexual violence against Haitian women and girls.

October: All About Haiti

Posted on: Friday, October 29, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, Human Rights Advocacy

This month at MADRE, we saw some major developments in our efforts in Haiti.

Human Rights Groups File Legal Petition on Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Camps for Displaced in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Today, a group of advocates and attorneys for displaced women in Haiti submitted a petition calling for urgent action to confront an epidemic of sexual violence in the camps for displaced people.

Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Help us raise $75,000 by December 1!

"We've Been Forgotten"- IJDH new report on conditions in Haiti camps 8 months after the earthquake

Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, Human Rights Advocacy

The following comes from our friends at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)  

Haiti's Earthquake Victims: "We’ve Been Forgotten"Human rights investigation finds desperate conditions in Haiti's tent citiesSeptember 20, 2010; Boston, MA - Eight months after Haiti's...

MADRE Welcomes Michelle Bachelet

Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, GEAR, UN Women

MADRE welcomes Michelle Bachelet as the head of UN Women. We look forward to working with her and our allies in women's human rights as the new entity is developed.  We are confident that her leadership will ...

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Strengthen US Foreign Assistance and Development Aid

Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keywords: US, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Development

An Open Letter to President Obama on the U.S. Commitment to Global Development

Take Action: Stop Human Rights and Environmental Abuses in Panama

Posted on: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Keywords: Panama, Latin America and the Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

The following is an alert from our friends at Cultural Survival. See below for how you can help Indigenous people in Panama.

Event Update: Salt of This Sea - SUHEIR HAMMAD at Quad Cinema TONIGHT for Q and A, 7:30 p.m.

Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

Cannes 2008 Selection, SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr),  EXTENDED WEEK IN NYC:** SUHEIR HAMMAD IN PERSON THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 7:30 SCREENING  **Exclusive Engagement at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th St, near Union Square)SHOWTIMES THURSDAY, AUGUST 19: ...

Event Update: Salt of This Sea Still in Theaters!

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

There's still time to see Salt of This Sea!

Take Action: Stop the Displacement of the Afro-Colombian Community La Toma!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and Caribbean

If the Colombian government does not change its mind, tomorrow the 1052 families that make up the Afro-Colombian community La Toma will be evicted from the land that they have lived on for almost 400 years. We cannot let this happen. Take action today!

Take Action: Urge Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to remove Uribe from panel on Gaza flotilla

Posted on: Monday, August 16, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Colombia, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, UN, Peace Building

The following is an alert from Colombia Support network. Please see below for information on how to take action regarding the appointment of Alvaro Uribe-Velez to the UN's panel of inquiry into the Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian flotilla.

Photos: MADRE Partners in Haiti Organize Sit-In

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy

Early yesterday morning, MADRE partner and grassroots Haitian women's organizations KOFAVIV and FAVILEK organized a sit-in at the Haitian national palace to demand shelter for earthquake survivors and action to end the gender-based violence that is so common in the camps.

Event: Salt of this Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) Opens Friday, August 13th in New York City

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

Join us for SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), this Friday, August 13, in New York City.

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...

Take Action: Demand Withdrawal of US Troops from Colombia

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

The following is an alert from our friends at SOA Watch. Take action to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Colombia below. A group of nine SOA Watch activists is currently in Colombia to confront the escalation of U.S. policy...

Take Action: Sign on for peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

Join MADRE in signing on to this letter from Alliance for Global Justice: Send a letter to new President Santos!Dear Friend, In the final week of Alvaro Uribe's Colombian presidency, Colombia continues to generate a regional crisis in South America....

Ensuring Human Rights in Colombia: Concluding Observations from the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

Following MADRE’s Shadow Report on Colombia and presentation at the UN Human Rights Committee last month, the Committee released its observations to the Colombian state. In the observations, the Committee expressed its deep concern at the persistence of serious human...

MADRE and partner enable UN Permanent Forum delegation to assess situation in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

Support from MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI), enabled a delegation of the UN Permanent Forum to travel to Colombia in order to assess the situation for Indigenous women there.Contrary to the claims of the Colombian...

UN General Assembly Declares Water a Human Right: MADRE Applauds the Decision

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Water Rights, UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Environmental Justice

Today, the UN General Assembly declared access to water and sanitation a human right. MADRE applauds this decision.17 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe water. Every year, nearly 1.8 million people (90 percent of them children under...

A Peaceful Boycott Should Not be a Crime

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

In its bid to maintain its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, the Israeli government has launched a new offensive, this one against its own citizens. A bill that is currently before the Knesset would allow...

MADRE Presents on Colombia Before the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

MADRE's Lisa Davis was in Geneva last week for the UN Human Rights Committee's review of Colombia's human rights record. As part of the review process, MADRE presented a shadow report that we wrote with a coalition of Colombian human...

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, US Foreign Policy

President Obama needs to hear from you--today. He needs to know that all Americans believe that the day has come for him to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

MADRE Presents Report to UN Human Rights Committee on the Situation in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (New York): (212) 627-0444; email: media@madre.orgLisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Director (Geneva): ldavis@madre.org 

 

MADRE Presents Report to...

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...

Video: Born Into War - Child Soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

MADRE sister organization Taller de Vida provides life-changing support to former child soldiers and children at risk of becoming child soldiers in Colombia. Watch the video to find out more.

Demanding Human Rights in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country’s highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. Instead of battling one another directly, Colombia’s armed groups usually attack civilians suspected of siding with their enemy. The...

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.

Take action for child soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

All sides in Colombia's armed conflict exploit children as soldiers. Some are as young as eight years old. These children are virtual slaves, often sexually abused and forced to commit violence--even murder--so that their childhood and humanity are destroyed.The Colombian...

MADRE Member Support is a Lifeline for Zarbobo

Posted on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

I am so pleased to be able to tell you what an important difference MADRE members have made - support for the Afghan Women's Survival Fund was a lifeline for Zarbobo, a woman who lived in fear and hunger for...

UN Women: The New UN Gender Equality Entity

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, GEAR

MADRE is pleased to announce that, through the amazing efforts of global, regional, and national networks of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform  (GEAR) Campaign, the General Assembly has agreed on its newest gender equality entity, UN Women.From today's press release:Charlotte...

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...

Help Recover a Stolen Childhood

Posted on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

Tania isn't her real name. I can't use it or show her picture without putting her life in danger from the Colombian armed forces who tried to recruit her as a child soldier. ...

Testimony of a Former Child Soldier in Colombia: One Young Girl's Story

Posted on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, Profile

Thousands of children, some as young as eight years old, are being used as soldiers in Colombia's armed conflict. Through our local partner, Taller de Vida, we provide trauma counseling, art therapy, and recreational programs to young people who have been uprooted from their homes by war and poverty.

Colombia's Election Results Lack Promise of Change

Posted on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

On Sunday, Juan Manuel Santos was elected to succeed Álvaro Uribe as president of Colombia with 69% of the vote in a runoff election. Only 45% of the population participated in the election, as many who supported the left-wing candidate...

Take Action: Colombian Organizations Receiving Death Threats Again

Posted on: Monday, June 21, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Colombian government has not taken the necessary measures to investigate and end the hostility towards Afro-descendants, indigenous people and women leaders, who are solely defending their human rights. Take action for their human rights.

Event: Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010

Posted on: Monday, June 21, 2010

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Event, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators at the Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010.

Preparing for the G20 Summit in Toronto

Posted on: Friday, June 18, 2010

Keywords: G20, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

On June 26 and 27, as the G20 meets in Toronto, progressive organizations will be holding alternative summits, themed days of resistance and days of action. The meetings will offer the public involvement in discussions on poverty, human rights and...

MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy, Activist, Indigenous Rights

On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda, the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcué, was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving. Aida Quilcué had recently returned from Geneva, where...

Charlotte Bunch spoke with AWID to pay tribute to her longstanding and cherished colleague and friend, Rhonda Copelon.

Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

Charlotte Bunch, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, spoke with Masum Momaya of AWID.AWID: Charlotte, can you tell us how you came to work with Rhonda?Charlotte Bunch: I began working closely with Rhonda in the 1990s after she became...

Statement at the Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. Her testimony is below. 1.- Introduction The report to...

MADRE Fights for Reproductive Choice at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. About the BanIn 2006, Nicaragua's National Assembly voted to...

Event: Free Gaza Flotilla Survivor Tells Her Story

Posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

 Where:  All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Sts., New York CityWhen:  7 pm Wednesday, June 9Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat, and outspoken anti-war activist will talk about her experiences with...

Physicians for Human Rights Israel's actions & response to Gaza Flotilla incident

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

A letter from Gila Norich, Director of Development at Physicians for Human Rights Israel. Waking up to Monday's events was disheartening and shocking, to say the least. Throughout the ordeal, Physicians for Human Rights- Israel has remained in constant contact...

Ending Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

LIMPAL, MADRE's sister organization in Colombia, recently published there their May 2010 bulletin. You can read the original here. Summaries are below.International League15 years after the 4th World Conference on Women met in Beijing, civil society organizations are calling for...

Event: Demonstrate to Support Free Gaza Flotilla - Thursday, May 27 5 pm until 7:30 pm

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

COME THURSDAY, MAY 27, 5 PM-7:30 PM TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA.  TELL THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF HUMANITARIAN AID TO GAZA. Meet at 5 pm on 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City. ...

Be a Lifeline for Women in Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

The situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous for women, and the ones who speak up for their rights are in the greatest danger of all.In fact, at the very moment I write this, 39-year-old Ranna Tareen, director of Kandahar's Women's...

STANDING UP FOR AFGHAN WOMEN: The Afghan Women's Survival Fund

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

Afghan women have been denied their human rights for decades—the right to education, to work, to health care, to political participation. More than 87 percent of Afghan women cannot read or write. Pervasive violence against women is now considered a...

Looking Towards the Future: A Note from Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Nicaragua, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy

Dear Friends, I’m writing to you from Nicaragua, where I just had a long conversation with Mirna Cunningham, my dear friend and MADRE’s first-ever partner from 1983. We made plans for MADRE to send another shipment of medicines and school...

Mexico: Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico, 23 - 25 April 2010

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

An update from the Women Human Rights Defenders. The Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico on 23 - 25 April 2010 was a meeting among women, lesbian and trans activists from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala,...

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),...

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...

Act for Afghan Women

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

As Afghan President Karzai wraps up his visit to Washington, DC, we at MADRE noticed something is missing.  We have seen news stories about the upcoming military offensive in Kandahar, about the Taliban's continuing hold on power and about funding...

Tell Your Senators to Support CEDAW Today

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy, CEDAW, Mother's Day

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women’s Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public...

MADRE Congratulates Partner Mirna Cunningham on Appointment to UNPFII

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Activist

We congratulate Mirna Cunningham on her recent appointment to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Mirna is a longtime friend and partner of MADRE, an expert from our Network of Experts and Vice President of our partner organization CADPI...

MADRE Condemns Racist Law in Arizona as a Violation of Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 30, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE joins a growing coalition of immigrant, social justice, labor, religious, human and civil rights organizations in denouncing the recently-signed Arizona Senate Bill 1070.  This racist law represents an assault on the human rights of millions of people in Arizona...

Colombia: Death threats against over 60 human rights organisations and individual human rights defenders

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

Action Alert from Front Line, a member of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Please take action on behalf of human rights defenders MOVICE, FUNDEPAZ and CODHES and others.Copy the enclosed letter and send it to the address provided.TARGET ADDRESS:...

MADRE Partners at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII)

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Today marks the start of the ninth annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII). Indigenous women leaders from many of MADRE's partner organizations are in New York to participate in the forum, including representatives from the...

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...

Executing Du'a Khalil's killers is not justice, but a violation of human rights

Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Statement by MADRE partner organization Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Representative Abroad, Houzan Mahmoud. According to official sources at Ninawa Criminal Court, the four people charged with the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad on 7 April 2007 have been...

Haiti NGO Letter to the Donors' Conference

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean, Haiti, Economic Development, Emergency Relief

MADRE joined organizations from around the world in calling on the Donors' Conference on Haiti to adopt a human rights-based approach to rebuilding Haiti. Attendees of the conference include: United States, Canada, France, Japan, EU (presidency with Spain until July...

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...

Honoring Our Partners on International Women's Day

Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010

Keywords: International Womens Day, Human Rights Advocacy, CSW

On March 8, 2010, women around the world celebrate the one hundredth International Women’s Day. MADRE recognizes the many women who have made - and continue to make - vital contributions to the women's movement. We especially recognize the work...

MADRE Partner Awarded Women's Order Of Merit

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

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

MADRE congratulates Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, our partner organization in Peru, on being awarded the 2010 Women's Order of Merit by the Ministry of Women and Social Development in Peru. The award is being given in recognition of...

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...

Event: Protest Friends of the IDF and Ashkenazi!

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

Printable Flyer Join human rights organizations for a moving procession to protest the annual fundraising dinner of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces & and keynote IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.  WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 5:00 -...

Respect Universality in Principle and Practice: Defend Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

A statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition.As women human rights defenders and members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC), we note with grave concern the circumstances under which Gita Sahgal, a member of...

Event: Procession for Justice for the Palestinian People

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

 Israeli War Criminals Feast at the Waldorf while Palestinians Hunger for JusticeJoin us for a moving procession to protest the 2010 Annual New York Gala Dinner of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)WE WILL NOT BE SILENTNO to...

Event: 20th Anniversary Symposium

Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Keywords: International Womens Day, Human Rights Advocacy

Join MADRE and the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at the 20th Anniversary Symposium! Featuring prominent speakers from the global women’s movement reflecting onbodyeconomymovementMarch 6, 20109:30 am – 5:30 pmHunter College Assembly HallEast 68th St. and Lexington Ave.New York,...

Searching for a Representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keywords: Latin America & Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, UN, Indigenous Rights

An interview and LETTER OF SUPPORT for the candidacy of Mirna Cunningham of MADRE's sister organization CADPI.By Tarcila Rivera Zea.The Central American Indigenous Council (CICA) and the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of South America have nominated Dr. Mirna Cuninngham...

Codification of the Human Right to Peace

Posted on: Monday, February 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

MADRE and partner organizations signed on to this statement for the Human Rights Council, Session 13. See a full list of organizations that signed the statement »   I The Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL) welcomed on 30...

Sex Workers Rights are Human Rights!

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Join us for a Speak-Out & Arts Evening!Celebrating International Human Rights Day, December 10thFeaturing:Performance Artist Ignacio RiveraDamien LuxeGuitarist, K. StonePolitical Artwork by Empower ThailandAndrea Ritchie, M.C. for the nightAnd more! Where: NYU, 19 University Place, in the Great Room  What time:...

Day of Indigenous Resistance

Posted on: Monday, October 12, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Today is a day that has embedded itself in the public consciousness of many people living in the US—but too often for the wrong reasons.  Today, school children will be taught about an explorer who “sailed the ocean blue,” but...

Farida Shaheed named Expert on Cultural Rights

Posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2009

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE congratulates Farida Shaheed! Farida, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, was named the new Expert on Cultural Rights by the Human Rights Council this week.From Women Living Under Muslim Laws:"The Human Rights Council concluded its 12th session by...

Honoring Mercedes Sosa (1935-2009)

Posted on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Keywords: Latin America & Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy

Mercedes Sosa died on October 4, 2009 and with her passing the world lost a great lady. She wrapped her soul, her heart, her humanity, her uncompromising commitment to justice around songs which she shared with all of us. Her...

A MADRE interview on "Saving the World's Women"

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

MADRE Media Coordinator Diana Duarte spoke with Peter Hart of FAIR about the recent special issue of the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women.From FAIR:"The centerpiece was an article co-written by Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. While the...

Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

This article was co-authored by MADRE's Yifat Susskind and Diana Duarte in response to a series of articles published in the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women and published on RH Reality Check.  With a tagline like...

The Ezra I Knew: The Man with the Roses

Posted on: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Ezra Nawi, Human Rights Advocacy

By Jessi Roemer, MADRE supporter, cantorial soloist and writer. I first knew Ezra Nawi as the man with the roses. He was not a florist. He was a plumber, a gentle Jerusalemite who would show up every Friday at French...

The War on Iraq: Six Years of Women's Resistance

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

 After Six Years, Some US troops Will Leave Iraq. But Where Are We Leaving Iraqi Women? March 16, 2009If you haven’t thought about the Iraq War as a story of US allies systematically torturing and executing women,...

Resources on the Provincial Elections in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

On Saturday, January 31, Iraq will hold its first elections since 2005, also marking the first time that provincial councils will guarantee seats for female candidates. MADRE Resources:MEDIA ADVISORY: Quotas in Upcoming Elections in Iraq to Place...

Ending Poverty, Promoting Development: MADRE Critiques the UN Millennium Development Goals

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, MDG

In 2000, world leaders representing all 191 countries that belong to the United Nations pledged to achieve these eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Since then, the goals have become the main framework for development policy worldwide. They have...

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