Articles with keyword "Nicaragua"
Posted on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014
In 2014, MADRE is continuing to advance women's human rights worldwide. Click on the docket below to learn more about the issues that MADRE and our partners are working on, and the solutions we will create.
Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing
Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2013
With your support, 1,000 women in Nicaragua received their full supply of pre-natal vitamins.
Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dear Rose, We would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to you on being awarded the Women's World Summit Foundation's Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life! This award marks an important stride in generating visibility to the powerful work you are...
Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012
Our partners in Nicaragua are providing clean water to Indigenous coastal communities.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We recently sent a shipment of supplies to CADPI, our partner organization in Nicaragua - and we'd like to share our photos with you!
Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012
This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.
Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Celebrate International Women's Day with videos from our partners in Kenya, Nicaragua and Sudan.
Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Join MADRE and our partners at a panel event on rural women at the United Nations.
Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
MADRE congratulates Mirna on receiving the Woman of Distinction Award.
Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Read a project update from MADRE's partner organization Wangki Tangni.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MADRE congratulates founding partner Mirna Cunningham on receiving the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction Award.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
You are part of an inspiring global women's movement. Get a glimpse by reading these letters.
Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
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...
Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011
Learn more about water rights worldwide through MADRE's projects and publications.
Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2011
Rose Cunningham speaks on Nicaragua's dangerous rainy season.
Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011
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.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Recently, MADRE launched the new
Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2011
MADRE congratulates our long-time partner Mirna Cunningham, the newly appointed...
Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2011
When Mother's Day was first celebrated, it was a call for women to unite against war. It was a day of activism founded...
Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011
MADRE's sisters are on the cutting edge of sustainable alternatives to climate change and environmental degradation.
Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2011
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Read more about our record shipment of supplies to Nicaragua!
MADRE founding partner Mirna Cunningham awarded honoris causa doctorate from Autonomous National University of Mexico
Posted on: Sunday, September 19, 2010
MADRE congratulates Mirna Cunningham, who was part of MADRE's creation in 1983.
Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010
On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. Her testimony is below. 1.- Introduction The report to...
Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010
On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. About the BanIn 2006, Nicaragua's National Assembly voted to...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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...
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010
We congratulate Mirna Cunningham on her recent appointment to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Mirna is a longtime friend and partner of MADRE, an expert from our Network of Experts and Vice President of our partner organization CADPI...
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010
Stories of our Sisters 2010 This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Below you can read the stories from our sisters. To read the newsletter as a whole, check out the newsletter online. If you...
Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010
MADRE is celebrating Earth Day by celebrating the many women who are combating the harmful effects of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, and environmental destruction. MADRE and our partners join with women worldwide who are coming up with local and effective...
Posted on: Monday, March 8, 2010
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 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
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...
Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010
Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...
Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Fabric, sewing machines, needles and thread donated by MADRE members filled over 40 boxes for a shipment to MADRE's partner, the Wangki Tangni Women's Sewing Collective in Nicaragua. Because of the amazing support from donors, we were also able to...
Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009
How Your Gifts Save LivesMADRE is a small organization with a big reach. We're able to have an impact beyond our size because we know how to focus on the most strategic places to make change. We focus on the...
Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2009
A call to action from Front Line, a MADRE partner organization through the Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition. Re: Nicaragua – Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders, and ill-treatment of Ms Patricia Orozco upon arrestOn 30 October 2009, women...
Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki: United we Construct our own Worth, Strength, Happiness and Wellness
Posted on: Friday, October 9, 2009
A Declaration from the Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki held in Waspam, Nicaragua. Representatives from MADRE and our partner organization Wangki Tangni attended.Women from the following communities gathered in Waspam, the capital of Wangki, from October 1st through...
Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Deadly WaterHouses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor...
Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009
Iraq: Art Action for Peace “The US gave us a government that plunged us into civil war,” Yanar Mohammed says. “But in Baghdad, there were brave Sunni and Shiite youngsters who refused to hate each other.” “With MADRE’s help,...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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...
Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2009
This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day.I'm writing to you from Nicaragua, where I am meeting with women I have worked with since MADRE made a major contribution of medicines, equipments and other supplies to the area's first women's...
Posted on: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
MADRE works with our long-time sister organization Wangki Tangni on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, where three-quarters of the population suffers from malnutrition. Together we implement Harvesting Hope, a project that provides families with organic vegetable seeds, coordinates a...
Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008
We are working to meet immediate needs for food, create local, sustainable solutions to hunger, and demand new economic policies that recognize that food is not a commodity, but a human right. MADRE is working through our Emergency and...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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...
Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2006
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...
Posted on: Thursday, January 1, 2004
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...
Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2001
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...
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Media Spotlight Turns Away from Iraq, as Concerns Mount Over Human Rights and Political Stalemate (Uprising Radio, July 11, 2014)
Iraq: The women left behind (Aljazeera, July 3, 2014)
Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression (The Guardian, July 3, 2014)
How Can We Protect Women From A Sexual Jihad? (HuffPost Live, June 26, 2014)