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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....

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

Midwives for Peace: In Their Own Words

Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Peace Building

Midwives for Peace is a network of Palestinian and Israeli midwives, supported by MADRE. They work together to promote peace and protect the health of mothers in the West Bank.  In February, the midwives gathered for their quarterly meeting. These gatherings...

Responding to the New York Times on Environmental Poisoning in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

When a child is born with a birth defect, her mother tends to her needs.

You Give Us Hope for Syria

Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014

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

"'Rather than throw myself from a window,' the mother said, 'I should raise those beautiful girls.'"   Those are the final words of this wrenching article on Syria that you may have seen in Tuesday's New York Times. They are the words...

Educating Girls and Preventing Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

On February 6, the United Nations commemorated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a harmful practice that endangers the health and well-being of millions of girls and young women around the world. This is a practice that...

MADRE Joins Campaign for the Inclusion of Women in Syrian Peace Negotiations

Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

Ahead of official peace talks to end the war in Syria, women peace activists are convening in Switzerland as part of a global campaign, Women Lead to Peace. The campaign calls for an immediate ceasefire, the increase of humanitarian aid...

Women Lead to Peace: Q & A on the Prospects for Peace and Women's Human Rights in Syria

Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

More information on the Women Lead to Peace campaign here.  For nearly three years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war. Urgent concern for the...

Four Years After the Earthquake, Haitian Women Continue to Feel the Impact

Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Earthquake

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and devastated the lives of millions who survived. Below, MADRE reflects on the immediate needs of Haitian women and girls after the tragedy, the progress...

Midwifery in War-Time: Delivering Babies and More

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

In times of conflict, people facing violence and displacement urgently need essentials like shelter, water and food. However, when dealing with the challenge of providing for people’s most basic needs, too often aid agencies overlook the unique ways in which...

Reproductive Health: Important for women, families and communities

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2013

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, Kenya, Palestine, Guatemala

These days, it’s hard to avoid stories of how women’s reproductive rights are under attack, both here in the US and abroad.Forty years after Roe v. Wade, states in the US are still attempting to block women’s access to safe...

MADRE Statement on the 2012 US Elections

Posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Economic Justice, Women's Health

Yesterday’s US presidential election and confirmation of a second term for President Obama marked a series of unprecedented landmarks for human rights and progressive values. With President Obama’s defeat of Governor Mitt Romney, millions of US voters repudiated an extreme version...

Rights Must Be At the Center of the Family Planning Summit

Posted on: Friday, June 8, 2012

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

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

Take Action: Say no to an abortion ban in Turkey

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Keywords: Turkey, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health

Take action and stand up for women's reproductive rights worldwide.

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.

Mothers Need More than Just One Day

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Mother's Day, Human Rights Advocacy, Women's Health, Economic Justice

This Mother's Day, MADRE is envisioning a world where mothers are appreciated all year long.

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?

Despite Barriers, Palestinian and Israeli Midwives Join to Defend Women's Health

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

Palestinian and Israeli midwives refuse to be enemies.

Project Update: Sharing Midwifery Skills to Build Peace

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health

MADRE's sister organization Midwives for Peace is expanding their work of ensuring safe deliveries in the West Bank.

Statement at the Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

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

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

MADRE Fights for Reproductive Choice at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

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

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

Ending the Global Gag Rule Permanently

Posted on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, US Foreign Policy

Last week, MADRE joined hundreds of organizations from the US and around the world in calling on Representative Nita Lowey and Senator Patrick Leahy to take action to prohibit the future imposition of the dangerous Global Gag Rule on health...

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...

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...

Palestinian and Israeli midwives come together for professional development

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

MADRE's partners in Palestine, Midwives for Peace, hosted their first co-existence meeting of 2010 earlier this week. Midwives and health practitioners from both Palestine and Israel gathered for a professional development meeting as well as to share personal stories about...

Childbirth under Occupation: A Conversation between Yifat Susskind and a Palestinian Midwife

Posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

In the West Bank, Palestinian women in labor are routinely denied access to necessary medical care by Israeli military checkpoints and roadblocks. MADRE partners with a group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives to ensure that skilled, well-equipped midwives are available...

Palestine: Meeting with Palestinian and Israeli Midwives, Midwives for Peace - Project Update

Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

Midwives for Peace, MADRE's newest sister organization in Palestine, recently organized two meetings between Israeli and Palestinian midwives: one in Tel Aviv, Israel and the other in Ramallah, Palestine. At the meetings, Palestinian and Israeli midwives got to know each...

Remembering Dr. Tiller by Supporting Reproductive Rights

Posted on: Monday, June 1, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

All of us at MADRE join our members and the many organizations and individuals around the country who have expressed their sadness and anger at the killing of Dr. George Tiller.We have lost a passionate champion of women's human rights--and...

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...

Un-Gagging Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Thursday, February 5, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

By Yifat Susskind, MADRE Communications Director Of the many crises President Barack Obama faces, few are more urgent than preventing the needless deaths of half a million people this year. This is the number of women who die annually from...

Repeal of the Global Gag Rule a Crucial Move to Promote Women's Health

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Keywords: Reproductive RIghts

On the thirty-sixth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, a major step in protecting a woman’s legal right to an abortion, MADRE calls on President to end the controversial and harmful Mexico City Policy, also known...

It's Not Just an Abortion Ban: The Christian Right's Global Agenda

Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

After the initial shock of the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding President Bush's abortion ban, it's time to acknowledge the full reality of the decision. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists—which represents 90 percent of OB/GYNs in...

Reproductive Choice and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Reproductive Rights

A MADRE Position Paper If a woman cannot choose whether, when and with whom to have children, her other life choices—if or when to marry, where to live, and what kind of work to pursue—are limited. In fact, reproductive...

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