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Mothers Fight Back

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Latin America, Africa

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and like many of you, I will spend it at home with my family. I’m looking forward to the home-made cards and presents from my kids, and maybe the great gift of sleeping in an...

Hugo Chavez, Presente

Posted on: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Keywords: Latin America

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, has died, losing his battle to cancer after most recently winning re-election in October 2012. He was first elected in 1998, gathering massive popular support from people frustrated and marginalized by the hold of elites onto...

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

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012

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

Join MADRE and fellow activists for a conversation July 18th

MADRE Founding Partner Mirna Cunningham Receives the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction Award!

Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, CSW

MADRE congratulates Mirna on receiving the Woman of Distinction Award.

Project Update: Sustainable Solutions for Clean Water in Nicaragua

Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Keywords: Latin America, Nicaragua, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights

Read a project update from MADRE's partner organization Wangki Tangni.

Broadcasting for Indigenous Rights in Peru

Posted on: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Read an update from our partner organization in Peru, CHIRAPAQ.

Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

Posted on: Monday, February 6, 2012

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

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

MADRE Partner Recognized for Dedication to Rural Women's Issues

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, CSW

MADRE congratulates founding partner Mirna Cunningham on receiving the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction Award.

Votes from Silenced Voices

Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

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

Women Standing Up to Violence in Guatemala City

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

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

Photo Update from Guatemala

Posted on: Saturday, December 24, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

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

Creating a Space for Justice in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Women's Human Rights, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Project Update: Symbolic Tribunal in Colombia

Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund: Flooding in Central America

Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

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

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

Women Spinning Life: A Place for My Home

Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Women's Human Rights

We just received an update from our sister organization LIMPAL in Colombia, and we want to share the news with you. LIMPAL is a community-based women’s organization working to promote social justice for women who have been...

Gathering Momentum to Demand Justice in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America

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

Women Murdered Every Day in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Guatemala, Latin America

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

Born Into War: An Update from MADRE's Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Last Wednesday evening, MADRE members gathered at the Salt Space in NYC for our event, ‘Born into War,’ an exhibition of photos and paintings by former child soldiers in Colombia and Uganda. The paintings and photos highlighted at the event were...

Event: Born Into War - less than one week away!

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Join us on Wednesday, July 21 for Born into War: An Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda.  When:Wednesday, July 21, 20106:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: The Salt Space1160 Broadway at 27th St.Fifth...

Project Update: Emergency Aid Distribution in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Emergency Relief, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

In Guatemala, as many as 112,000 people were forced from their homes following a devastating volcanic eruption and tropical storm last month. In the communities where our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee, works, an estimated 800 homes were destroyed,...

MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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

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

Send Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Emergency in GuatemalaSandra Gonzalez, our partner from the Women Workers' Committee near Guatemala City, called me earlier today. She sounded exhausted. Last Thursday, a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing rocks and lava and blanketing the capital in black ash. Just...

Event: Born Into War

Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

An Exhibit of Photos and Drawings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda Please join us!When:Wednesday, July 21, 20106:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: The Salt Space1160 Broadway at 27th St.Fifth FloorNew York, NY 10001(map)Wine and refreshments will be served Admission:$20.00 to...

Looking Towards the Future: A Note from Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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

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

Take Action for Honduran Activists

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Take action for Honduran activists! From Grassroots International:Honduran resistance leader and former Independent presidential candidate Carlos Reyes received a death threat on his cell phone last night. More than 40 activists, journalists, environmentalists, feminists and gay rights activists have been...

Cancel Racist Characters on Peruvian Television

Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Read this on myMADRE, the MADRE Blog »(In the coming days, we will be posting more information about how you can take action to support Afro-Peruvian anti-racist efforts targeting media. The blog entry below provides background information about the issue.)We...

Event: Ending Militarization in the Americas

Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Honduras, Peace Building

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition will host a one-day Anti-militarization Organizers Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Columbus, GA.The conference will take place in the lead-up to the November Vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA). It...

MADRE Mourns the Passing of Salvador Cardenal

Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Nicaragua, Latin America

MADRE joins the Nicaraguan people and the vast sea of humanity in mourning the loss of musician Salvador Cardenal. As part of the Latin-American folk music group Dúo Guardabarranco, Salvador and his sister, Katia Cardenal, were ambassadors to the world.We...

The Sixth Annual Youth Sculpture Workshop in Peru

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

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

January marked the sixth year that Indigenous youths from Peru's Vilcashuaman Province and the Cajamarca Region traveled to Ayacucho in order to learn the techniques of stone sculpting at a workshop organized by MADRE and our partner CHIRAPAQ.In an area...

Human Rights Abuses in Honduras: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Open Letter to the Secretary of State of the United States of AmericaThe Honorable Hillary ClintonDepartment of StateWashington, DCDear Secretary Clinton,We are writing to you as a world leader in women’s rights. Your courageous track record on this issue has...

Open Letter to Security Council Members on Addressing the Crisis in Honduras

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

MADRE joins other organizations in calling on Security Council members to address the crisis in Honduras.Dear Ambassador,As feminist organizations and networks and women’s groups working to address the crisis caused by the recent coup d’état in Honduras, we look to...

A new report details the excessive use of force by Honduran police and military following the coup

Posted on: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Today, Amnesty International released a new report detailing the excessive use of force by the Honduran police and military following the coup of President Zelaya. From the report:"Amnesty International is publishing this summary of findings to highlight serious human rights concerns...

MADRE Commends the Suspension of US Military Aid to Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On July 8, 2009, the US embassy in Honduras confirmed that the US would suspend $16.5 million dollars in military assistance, following the June coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.  MADRE commends this US decision as a necessary step...

The Mission for Democracy and Human Rights in Guatemala-Honduras returns home via land

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Return of the delegation via land as a result of the closing of the Toncontin de Tegucigalpa international airport.Guatemala, 07/06/09 - The human rights organizations’ mission, headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, attests to the dire...

Statement by Feminist and Women's Organizations from Honduras

Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

  TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS AND TO THE STATES OF THE WORLDOn Sunday, June 28, 2009 the democratically elected President of the Republic of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, was assaulted, abducted and sent to...

MADRE Denounces the Military Coup d'Etat in Honduras

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

A military coup on Sunday morning ousted the democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who is nearing the end of his term. He was forced from the country the day of a referendum on extending term-limits from one term to two....

Peru: Indigenous Victory is a Victory for All

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

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

This month saw an important victory by Indigenous Peoples in Peru. Thanks to their months-long protest, the Peruvian government repealed new laws that opened the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling. This was an important win for Indigenous rights—and for all...

Peru's Congress Overturns Two Decrees that Led to Police Violence

Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2009

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

(Updated from original posting June 17, 2009) Six days after the Peruvian National Police attacked and killed Indigenous protestors, the Peruvian government issued a 90-day suspension of two of the ten decrees which had opened Indigenous lands to multi-national corporations...

What's Wrong with the Peru Free Trade Agreement?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy

From the Campaign to Repeal the Peru Free Trade Agreement The Peru Free Trade Agreement will:THREATEN SMALL FARMERS. The agreement will favor only a small sector of Peruvian farmers who export to the US. By lowering Peru's tariffs on agricultural products,...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women

Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

From CHIRAPAQ, MADRE's sister organization in Peru Translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionTo the International Public Lima, June 9, 2009 Call for the Presence and Urgent Mediation from the United Nations in order to Stop the...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women to the Peruvian Government

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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

By Tarcila Rivera Zea, member of MADRE's Network of Experts Partial translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionLima, May 13, 2009To: Alan Garcia Perez, President of the Republic of PeruJavier Velasques Quesquen,  President of the Congress of...

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