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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...

Raising Awareness and Empowering Women Through Radio

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Women's Health

Thank you for your support of Sapinchikmanta (or Voices for Justice) an Indigenous radio program in Peru!  MADRE is pleased to report that Sapinchikmanta continues to grow.  Sapinchikmanta broadcasts programs that empower Indigenous women and raise awareness on human rights issues....

Securing Rights and Safety for Girls in Nicaragua

Posted on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

Some of the women traveled for days before they arrived. On foot or in small boats, they came from 115 different communities, traversing remote areas of Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Coast. They were all headed to the same place, a forum...

Documentary: Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

"Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence" tells the story of inspiring women activists

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,...

Indigenous Women and the Move towards the SDGs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia. Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice. Peace Building, Women's Health, Economic Justice, UN, Haiti

In 2000, all member countries of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 – a target date that is rapidly approaching.  These goals aim to tackle some of the most pressing threats of our...

Creating a Conflict-Free Future for Colombia

Posted on: Monday, March 10, 2014

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

In February, MADRE Program Director Natalia Caruso and Human Rights Advocacy Coordinator Cassandra Atlas, visited our sister organization Taller de Vida in Bogota, Colombia. While there, three young girls who had escaped armed conflict in Colombia shared their vision for the country's future.  Person...

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...

Take My Body Out of the War: Project Update

Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building

In June, we shared an update with you about the launch of the Saquen mi cuerpo de la guerra (“Take my body out of the war”) campaign, an initiative displaying photos and texts created by former child soldiers who participate...

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...

Reflections on a Visit to Voices for Justice

Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Recently, Doris Loayza, an MA Candidate at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies visited MADRE’s sister organization CHIRAPAQ in Peru. While there, she learned more about the MADRE-supported “Voices for Justice” radio program with Indigenous Peoples....

Girls at the KOFAVIV Center Learn to Regain Trust

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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

In our last update, we shared stories of survival from young girls who attend KOFAVIV’s Saturday workshops. Every Saturday, Espas Timoun (Children’s Space) continues to host day-long workshops for young women between the ages of 15 and 22, many of...

MADRE Calls for International Solidarity with Haitian Women's Human Rights Defenders under Threat

Posted on: Monday, November 4, 2013

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

On the morning of October 24, 2013, women at the Haitian organization KOFAVIV were targeted with the latest in a series of violent threats. A man, who witnesses indicate was armed, stationed himself outside the KOFAVIV Center. He accosted a KOFAVIV...

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...

Nuestras Voces al Infinito

Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

This past month, our sister organization CHIRAPAQ released Nuestras Voces al Infinito, a short film exploring the lives of two Indigenous women who are making a difference in their communities as radio broadcasters for Voice for Justice. Leónidas is a...

Our Sisterhood is Our Strength: Our Victories Together

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

I'm happy to share with you our annual report, highlighting the victories that you made possible last year!

LGBT Haitians Targeted with Violence Following Anti-LGBT Demonstration

Posted on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sexual Rights

Last Friday, July 19 an anti-LGBT demonstration was held in Port-au-Prince. The demonstration was organized and carried out by a self-identified moral and religious coalition of organizations who openly condemned LGBT rights in Haiti and issued threats to the LGBT...

Hear Their Stories of Survival

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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

It’s been three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but what only lasted seconds has continued to reverberate for young girls there. Many were orphaned by the disaster and left to fend for themselves in the dangerous, overcrowded camps....

Do you know a kid who loves to draw?

Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2013

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

By now you may have read my email from earlier this week about the brutal violence impacting young girls in Haiti — the most vulnerable of the country’s earthquake survivors. But with your support, MADRE and our Haitian sister organization...

Take my body out of the war

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building

We recently received an email from Stella Duque, director of our sister organization Taller de Vida. She shared some exciting updates from her programs with former child soldiers and children at high risk of being recruited in Colombia’s armed conflict.Taller...

Hygiene kits and legal services for rape survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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

Thanks to your support of this project, MADRE was recently able to send financial support to KOFAVIV, our Haitian sister organization, to reinforce their lifesaving programs and services for rape survivors. With your support, KOFAVIV will be able to provide...

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...

Interview with President of CHIRAPAQ

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of our Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ, was recently interviewed about Voice for Justice, her radio program for Indigenous Peoples in Peru.  In her recent interview, Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, noted that Indigenous Peoples in Peru are not...

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...

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...

Pre-Natal Vitamins for 1,000 Nicaraguan Women

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2013

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

With your support, 1,000 women in Nicaragua received their full supply of pre-natal vitamins.

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...

Thank You for Being a Friend of Malya!

Posted on: Monday, December 3, 2012

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

Malya Villard-Appolon (center), 2012 CNN Hero, with her daughter and with Eramithe Delva (right), co-founder of KOFAVIV Thank you—all of your support as for our Haitian partner Malya Villard-Appolon, and her nomination as a CNN Hero, has meant more than I...

From Haiti with Love: Words of Support Through the Storm

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Here in New York City, we have weathered an overwhelming storm. Throughout the region, streets and homes lie in ruin. Many of us are without electricity and water. The infrastructure we took for granted is gone, and it is hard...

Haitian Anti-Rape Activist Malya Villard-Appolon Honored as CNN Hero

Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, KOFAVIV

MADRE Partner Recognized for Work with Survivors of Sexual Assault

Vote to Make Our Haitian Partner CNN's Hero of the Year!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

Help Malya. Help the Women of Haiti. Your vote brings Malya one step closer to winning $250,000 to support life-saving programs for women and girls in Haiti. Click here to vote for Malya! Here’s what else you can do to help! Spread the...

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a Top 10 CNN Hero!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

Our Haitian partner, Malya Villard-Appolon, has been named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012! Go here to read her and KOFAVIV's message of support to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. For years, Malya has helped survivors of sexual...

Send Messages of Hope for Cuba and Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Keywords: Cuba, Palestine, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean, Women's Health

Click here for a chance to have your voice heard by our sisters in Cuba and Palestine.

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.

MADRE Delivers: Clean Water in Nicaragua

Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

Our partners in Nicaragua are providing clean water to Indigenous coastal communities.

MADRE Resources on Rio+20

Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, UN, Climate Change

As climate change threatens communities worldwide, it is crucial that world leaders hear from Indigenous women.

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.

Photo Update from Nicaragua

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

We recently sent a shipment of supplies to CADPI, our partner organization in Nicaragua - and we'd like to share our photos with you!

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 Denounces Attacks on Colombian Abortion Rights Activists

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Women Human Rights Defenders, Reproductive Rights, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE condemns recent attacks against Colombian human rights defenders.

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?

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a CNN Hero!

Posted on: Friday, April 27, 2012

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

Malya is one of this year's CNN Heroes. Watch her feature on CNN here.

Women Rally to Protect Mother Earth

Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Nicaragua, Sudan, Kenya, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Climate Change

This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.

No to US Troops in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Read a press release from our friends at La Ruta Pacifica denouncing US troop presence in Colombia.

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.

From Congo to Colombia: Extending the International Criminal Court's Landmark Child Soldiers Verdict

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

Today, the International Criminal Court issued its first ever verdict.

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.

Videos from Our Partners

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: International Women's Day, Women's Human Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Sudan, Nicaragua

Celebrate International Women's Day with videos from our partners in Kenya, Nicaragua and Sudan.

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.

Interviews Available: Women's Rights Leaders from Haiti, Kenya and Sudan

Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sudan, Africa, Kenya, CSW

MADRE partners are in New York City and available for interview.

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.

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...

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 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...

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

A Conversation with Rose Cunningham of Wangki Tangni

Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2011

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Justice, Disaster Relief, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights, Climate Change, Flooding

Rose Cunningham speaks on Nicaragua's dangerous rainy season.

Women Pave the Path toward a Sustainable Future

Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Kenya

It is easy to feel hopeless about the fate of our planet when we think about the inter-related crises of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, pollution, deforestation, fossil fuel consumption and more.

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.

MADRE Members Supply Anti-Cholera Kits for Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Women's Health

Your support is already helping Haitians to survive regular, torrential rains.

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...

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.

Indigenous Women of the Americas Reclaim their Rights before the United Nations

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, UN

The Indigenous Women of North, Central and South America gathered today...

Indigenous Woman Leader Elected By the United Nations Appeals for the Right to Water

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, UN

MADRE received this press release from Verónica Vargas...

Congratulations from MADRE to Mirna Cunningham!

Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2011

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE congratulates our long-time partner Mirna Cunningham, the newly appointed...

Employment Opportunity with MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Keywords: Job, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE is now accepting applications for the new staff position of Haiti Coordinator.

Event: "The Way We See It"

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011

Keywords: Event, Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean

Announcing an upcoming exhibition of Haitian women's photography, opening in New York on the evening of April 28th.

Take Action: Help Stop Deadly Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

MADRE urges the US government to halt deportations of Haitian people.

Gender-Based Violence Against Haitian Women & Girls in Internal Displacement Camps

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

MADRE submitted this report to the UN Human Rights Council, in preparation for a review of human rights in Haiti in October 2011. To download a pdf version of this report in its entirety, click here.  1. This...

Call to End the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

MADRE has signed on to this letter to the United Nations from feminist and human rights networks and organizations.Ms. Navi PillayUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsMs. Margaret SekaggyaUnited Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights DefendersMs. Rashida...

Call to Action: Mobilize against the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

This call to action comes to MADRE from JustAssociatesIn the last few months, violence in Honduras has reached new heights. Security forces are violently and indiscriminately suppressing human rights organizing and protesters. Women and women human rights defenders have been...

Project Update: Engineering a Solution for Clean Water in Nicaragua

Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2011

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

In the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, Indigenous Peoples often live without health or sanitation services, a result of government neglect and marginalization. This has left people facing life-threatening risks. We have heard women in the communities of our partner...

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.

As Aristide Lands in Haiti, MADRE Upholds His International Right to Return

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Today, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti after seven years of exile in South Africa. Aristide, the nation’s first democratically elected president, was twice ousted from power with support from the United States. MADRE calls for all members...

Oral Statement on the Women Human Rights Defenders' Report of the UN Special Rapporteur

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders recently produced this report on the the situation of women human rights defenders. In response, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, of which MADRE is a member, produced this statement that...

KOFAVIV Celebrates International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, International Women's Day, Latin America and Caribbean

Take a look at these photos we just received of the celebration of International Women's Day by our sister organization in Haiti, KOFAVIV!   To learn more about MADRE's work in Haiti, click here.*Photo credit: IJDH/BAI  

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.

Statement from K'inal Antsetik for International Women's Day

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean

To honor the 100th International Women's Day today, we received this message from K'inal Antsetik, MADRE's sister organization in Mexico.

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.

Haiti Update: Visiting KOFAVIV: A Refuge for Rape Survivors

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

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

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

MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind Blogs about her Trip to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind is keeping us informed about her first work trip to Haiti through the myMADRE Blog. She updates us on the current atmosphere in Port-au-Prince, and shares her experiences visiting with MADRE's sister organization KOFAVIV, meeting...

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.

Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean

The following is an excerpt from a UN report on the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia

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!

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.

UN Agencies Listen to Grassroots Haitian Women's Organizations

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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

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

Indigenous Peruvian Students Travel to Vermont for Cultural Exchange

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

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

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

Rape a Part of Daily Life for Women in Haitian Relief Camps

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Womens Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Below is an update from the Ms. Magazine blog  by Gina Ulysse and discusses the work being done by MADRE and our partners in Haiti. Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women’s bodies were still...

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

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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

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

Haiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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

Violence Against Women in Haiti

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

Demanding a Second Chance for Colombia's Children of War

Posted on: Monday, July 12, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

The shy 14-year-old was not sure how many people she had killed. “When it was my turn to shoot someone, I always hid my face because I was afraid.” Julia (not her real name) is one of thousands of children...

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.

MADRE Talking Points: Using International Law to Wage Peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helping to address a wide range of social justice concerns.  More and more, local activists are devising ways to use these international...

Ending Sexual Violence in Haiti Requires Women's Participation

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

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

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

MADRE Talking Points: The Role of the US in Colombia's Conflict

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

The Conflict in a Nutshell For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country’s highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. In the...

Taking a Stand Against Racism in Peru

Posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's partner organization in Peru, LUNDU, is dedicated to promoting respect for Peru’s populations of African descent and to combating racism and sexism. Last year, they launched a major media monitoring and anti-racism campaign, and MADRE has been working with...

Testifying for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

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

This week, MADRE and our partners are in Geneva at the 14th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps...

MADRE Partner from Haiti Testifies Before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

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

Today, Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps for displaced people since the earthquake destroyed her home in January, is testifying before representatives from the Human Rights Council in Geneva.Malya, a...

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

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

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

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

June...

Advocating for Women's Human Rights in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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

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

Meeting With Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010

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

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

Haiti Lawyers Collect Rape Survivor Accounts and Plan Legal Strategy

Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

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

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

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.

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:...

Take Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

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

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

Organizing for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

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

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

Determining Long-Term Health Care Needs for Women in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

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

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

A Video from International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

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

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

International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010

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

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

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...

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

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

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

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

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requires the Nicaraguan Government to adopt urgent measures to save the life of Amalia*

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

This press release from Women's Link Worldwide refers to Nicaragua's denial of a therapeutic abortion for Amalia*, a 27-year-old cancer patient. Bogotá, March 1, 2010 – On February 18, 2010, a group of Nicaraguan and international organizations, specifically, the Nicaraguan...

Bringing Aid to a Young Mother in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

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

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

Call on Nicaragua to Allow Cancer Patient a Therapeutic Abortion

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

Since October 2006, women in Nicaragua have been denied the right to an abortion, even in cases where pregnancy puts a woman's life at risk.Amelia, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan woman and the mother of a 10-year-old child, has cancer. Despite the...

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

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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

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

Event: A Voice for Ayiti

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

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

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

Women's Health Volunteer Teams Distributing Supplies

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

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

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

Tents distributed for use as health clinics and shelters in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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

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

Aid is Power. Who Do You Want to Empower?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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

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

Haiti: Meeting Medical Needs Around the Country

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

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

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

Broadcasting Live from Haiti--Tune In!

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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

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

myMADRE Quick Post: Edwidge Danticat in the New Yorker

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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

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

Notes From Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

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

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

International Feminist Solidarity in Action with Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

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

MADRE-Supported Midwife Volunteers Fill a Vital Need in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

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

Haiti Earthquake Relief: MADRE's Ongoing Response

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

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

Hospital in Port-au-Prince Open to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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

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

Health Practitioners Mobilize to Provide Urgent Services

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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

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

Update on Medical Professionals Traveling to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

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

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

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

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

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

Haiti Earthquake Relief: Why Give to MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

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

Sending Medical Professionals to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

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

Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

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

Haiti Earthquake Wreaks Massive Devastation; Women's Organizations Respond

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

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

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

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

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...

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...

A Call to Indigenous Womens Organizations to Stop Violence Against Triquis Women

Posted on: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Keywords: Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Indigenous Rights

From MADRE's partner organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI). On July 5, 2007, sisters Virginia and Daniela Ortiz Ramirez, residents of a Triqui town located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, were seen for the last time. Two years...

UN Committee against Torture Calls for an End to Nicaragua's Life-Threatening Abortion Ban

Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, UN

In a precedent-setting move, the United Nations Committee against Torture has called for Nicaragua to modify its abortion laws.  Since October 2006, Nicaragua has eliminated all exceptions to a ban on abortions, including procedures to save the life of the...

Haiti and Cuba: Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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

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

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

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

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

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

Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008

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

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

Dia de la MADRE: In Celebration of Mothers around the Globe

Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keywords: Sudan, Iraq, Colombia, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

This piece was published in the May issue of MotherVerse Magazine. Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1983, a partnership was forged between a group of Nicaraguan women and a group of women in the United States. At...

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

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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

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

Event: What are Sexual Rights?

Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Sexual Rights

DAWN – Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era International Council on Human Rights Policy MADRE and The Sexual Rights Initiative (i) invite you to a parallel event: WHAT ARE SEXUAL RIGHTS? A DIALOGUE, INVOLVING WOMEN...

CSW Events

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2008

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

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

New Year, No Resolutions on Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

With the dramatic wrap-up of the UN climate change conference in Bali, 2007 is drawing to a close. Now we have seven short years—until 2015—to reverse the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and avoid a global temperature increase of two...

What is Biodiversity?

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

Biodiversity (short for biological diversity) refers to the variety and patterns of life on Earth, encompassing everything from small genetic differences within and between species to the range of ecosystems—including forests, wetlands, deserts, mountains, lakes, oceans, and agricultural landscapes—that form...

Deforestation, Climate Change, and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

Forests are finite natural resources that provide climate stability, food, water, fuel, medicine, building material and cultural contexts that sustain life as we know it. By disabling the carbon-cycling capacity of the Earth, deforestation threatens the survival both of people...

Violence Against Women: Sixteen Ways Women are Fighting Back

Posted on: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

On November 25, 2007, advocates around the world for women's human rights commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and simultaneously launched sixteen days of action. These sixteen days—culminating on December 10, Human Rights Day—mark...

Hurricane Felix's First Responders

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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

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

Hurricane Felix Tears through Nicaragua; Local Communities Destroyed

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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

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

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...

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2007

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

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

Urgent Request for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

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

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

MADRE Makes Urgent Call for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

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

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

Program Highlights: Summer 2007

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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

MADRE Speaks: Spring/Summer 2007 Program Highlights KENYA Indigenous Information Network With MADRE's support, the women of our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), held a three-day celebration and human rights training for women. The event attracted more than...

Summer 2007: From the Executive Director

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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

MADRE Speaks:Spring/Summer 2007 Letter from the Executive Director, Vivian Stromberg Dear Friends, In April, I visited the communities of our sister organizations on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, home to most of the country's...

Violence against Indigenous Women

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Indigenous Rights

by Mónica Alemán April 25, 2007 We as Indigenous women have always worked to combat rape and other forms of sexual violence through strategies that recognize that their rights as women and as Indigenous Peoples are inextricably...

Nicaraguan Assembly Passes Therapeutic Abortion Ban

Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2006

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

October 26, 2006—New York—The Nicaraguan National Assembly voted (52-0) today to outlaw therapeutic abortion in Nicaragua. While abortion in most cases in Nicaragua is already illegal, for over 100 years, Nicaragua's penal code has...

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...

Misery in the Name of Democracy: The US Works Elections in Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Keywords: Iraq, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Haiti

The Bush Administration is touting Iraq's December 15 election as a giant leap forward for freedom guaranteed to ignite fervor for democracy across the entire Middle East. But closer to home, the Administration has discovered that democracy has created a...

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...

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

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2005

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

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

MADRE Delivers Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Cuba Devastated by Hurricane Dennis

Posted on: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's emergency shipment of humanitarian aid included $744,000 dollars worth of anti-parasite medicine for women and families affected by Hurricane Dennis. At least 16 people in Cuba were killed by the hurricane, which destroyed 150,000 homes and buildings, causing over...

Cuba

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2005

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

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

Abducting Democracy: A MADRE Statement on Haiti's 33rd Coup d'Etat

Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2004

Keywords: Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Haiti

On February 29, 2004, Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown for the second time in 13 years. The opposition gangs that placed millions of Haitians under siege are armed with sophisticated weapons, including US-made M-16s...

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...

Women's Health in a Sick World

Posted on: Monday, September 1, 2003

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

Mary is a 35 year-old woman living in Rwanda. During the 1994 genocide, she was raped and her husband and oldest child were killed. Banished by her community for bearing the stigma of rape, Mary and her three remaining children...

Colombia's Conflict: The Basics

Posted on: Friday, September 27, 2002

Keywords: Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Colombia

Over the past decade, Colombia has become the leading recipient of US military aid in the hemisphere and, at the same time, the worst violator of human rights. As in Central America in the 1980s, the US is supporting repressive...

Hurricane Mitch: MADRE Delivers Aid and Supports Community-based Relief Efforts

Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2001

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

Hurricane Mitch, one of the most lethal storms of the century, leveled Nicaragua in 1998. In a few days, massive floods and mudslides took tens of thousands of lives, destroyed homes and livelihoods, and left in its...

A MADRE Interview with Noam Chomsky

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2001

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

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

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

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