Articles with keyword "Sexual Rights"
Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Following a review of the Haitian government’s human rights record, the UN Human Rights Committee has released its Concluding Observations. In particular, the Committee noted concern for: the violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Haiti; the...
Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014
As world powers deploy military missions to fight ISIL*, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is urging them prioritize ending widespread sexual violence...
Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2014
The militants are using rape and brutality to control women who have not stopped mobilising since the US occupation In a PBS NewsHour video report in June, Isis extremist militants parade through Mosul, Iraq, one of the first cities to fall to their onslaught in...
Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014
Iraq has been pitched into a new civil war. After a lightning-quick advance, an extremist Sunni group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now controls much of northern and western Iraq. ISIS immediately moved to impose its...
Posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014
This weekend, activists and allies of the LGBT community will be celebrating Pride. It’s a joyous moment, recognizing the progress that advocates have made in advancing the human rights of LGBT people. It’s also a time to honor the ongoing...
Posted on: Monday, June 16, 2014
For more than three years, shocking patterns of sexual violence perpetrated by both the Syrian regime and opposition forces have emerged.
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: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Over 230 girls have been kidnapped. Armed men took them from their boarding school and are holding them captive. Their families are panic-stricken and heartbroken. The girls are in danger of being trafficked and sold into marriage. MADRE stands with the...
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: Thursday, March 13, 2014
This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes
Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014
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,...
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: Friday, January 24, 2014
Imagine fleeing your home to escape the violence of a devastating civil war. This is the reality for millions of Syrian refugee women and girls now struggling with trauma, grief, poverty and ongoing violence. As the crisis worsens, MADRE has continued...
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: Thursday, July 25, 2013
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...
Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Now, MADRE urges him to advance policies that put his words into action.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Watch MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speak at a special MADRE and CUNY event honoring Rhonda Copelon.
Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012
This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.
Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2012
A lawsuit accuses evangelist Scott Lively of fostering anti-gay panic in Uganda.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.
Posted on: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Project Update: Symbolic Tribunal in Colombia
Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011
MADRE urges the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.
Posted on: Friday, December 10, 2010
MADRE releases public education materials to highlight the many threats women face, and the ways they demand their human rights.
Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010
Help us raise $75,000 by December 1!
Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010
Today, MADRE's partner organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), released the report "Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls in Iraq." Yanar Mohammed, director of OWFI, presented the findings at a panel discussion held by the Coalition...
Sex Worker Rights Speak-out and Arts Evening: Activists Call for End to Criminalization and Violence on International Human Rights Day
Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2009
In conjunction with International Human Rights Day on December 10, a coalition of human rights, anti-violence, gender rights and sex worker rights organizations will hold a speak-out and arts event at NYU in the Great Room from...
Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Join us for a Speak-Out & Arts Evening!Celebrating International Human Rights Day, December 10thFeaturing:Performance Artist Ignacio RiveraDamien LuxeGuitarist, K. StonePolitical Artwork by Empower ThailandAndrea Ritchie, M.C. for the nightAnd more! Where: NYU, 19 University Place, in the Great Room What time:...
Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 6, 2006
A MADRE Position Paper MADRE understands that sexual rights—including the right to exercise and express sexuality freely and safely; be protected from sexual violence and discrimination; be in charge of decisions about one’s own body; have access to information...
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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Iraqi government 'likely complicit' in persecution of LGBT community (The Guardian, November 19, 2014)
LGBT Iraqis face 'imminent risk of death' under Islamic State (Washington Blade, November 19, 2014)
Iraq: "When Coming Out is a Death Sentence" (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, November 19, 2014)
The World's Obsession With Schoolgirls As Victims, And Why It's Putting Them In Danger (Think Progress, November 9, 2014)
Forbidden Talk - Prostitution in the Middle East (Levant TV, October 7, 2014)