Articles with keyword "Reproductive Rights"
Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
"Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence" tells the story of inspiring women activists
Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When a child is born with a birth defect, her mother tends to her needs.
Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014
"'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...
Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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...
Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2014
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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...
Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2013
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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...
Posted on: Friday, June 8, 2012
MADRE joins organizations to demand leaders place women's human rights at the center of family planning efforts.
Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Take action and stand up for women's reproductive rights worldwide.
Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012
MADRE condemns recent attacks against Colombian human rights defenders.
Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012
This Mother's Day, MADRE is envisioning a world where mothers are appreciated all year long.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?
Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011
Palestinian and Israeli midwives refuse to be enemies.
Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2011
MADRE's sister organization Midwives for Peace is expanding their work of ensuring safe deliveries in the West Bank.
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, April 20, 2010
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
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: Friday, February 19, 2010
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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...
Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2009
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...
Posted on: Monday, June 1, 2009
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...
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: Thursday, February 5, 2009
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...
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2007
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
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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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
The Right to Heal: 11 Years After Iraq Invasion, U.S. Urged on Reparations for War's Enduring Wounds (Democracy Now!, March 26, 2014)
Protests Call Iraq's New Family Law 'Legalization of Pedophilia' (Rudaw, March 10, 2014)
Haiti: the neoliberal model imposed on the country is failing its citizens (The Guardian, February 5, 2014)
Human rights group slams Iraq over treatment of women in prison (Miami Herald, February 2, 2014)
New Ways to Evaluate Impact (Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 24, 2014)