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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Inauguration of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Earlier this week, MADRE’s program coordinator, Natalia Caruso, attended the inauguration ceremony of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first Indigenous president. The ceremony took place at the Indigenous sacred site Kalasasaya, in Tiwanaku, before a crowd of 60,000 people, most of them...

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...

Congressional Hearing on Cuba Scheduled - Take Action!

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

Keywords: Cuba, US Foreign Policy, Latin America & Caribbean

This Thursday, November 19th at 10 AM, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a public hearing on travel to Cuba: “Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?” (Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office...

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...

Obama Continues Failed Bush-Era Policy on Cuba

Posted on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Keywords: Cuba, UN, US Foreign Policy, Latin America & Caribbean

Today, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on a resolution calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba.  For the 18th consecutive year, a nearly unanimous grouping of nations came together to condemn this 47-year-old policy, now...

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)...

Colombia: Protecting Children of War, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, October 19, 2009

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean, Peace Building

In July 2009, Miguel Macias, a MADRE volunteer and youth media producer, returned to Bogota to conduct workshops with the youth of Taller de Vida.  For two weeks, Miguel worked with 15 students on writing for the web, photography, journalism,...

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...

Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki: United we Construct our own Worth, Strength, Happiness and Wellness

Posted on: Friday, October 9, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

A Declaration from the Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki held in Waspam, Nicaragua. Representatives from MADRE and our partner organization Wangki Tangni attended.Women from the following communities gathered in Waspam, the capital of Wangki, from October 1st through...

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...

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, 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...

Peru: Indigenous Youth Arts, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America & Caribbean, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

For the fifth consecutive year, MADRE and our sister organization CHIRAPAQ facilitated a stone carving workshop for Indigenous Quechua and Ashaninkas youth in rural and urban communities in Ayacucho, Peru. The goal of the project is to give Indigenous children...

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...

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...

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