Articles with keyword "Sexual Rights"
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: 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: Friday, March 23, 2012
Gay men and youth in Iraq are facing targeted violence.
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: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Like all people, sex workers are protected under international human rights standards.
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
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Take Action: Tell the Department of Health and Human Services How the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath Harms Sex Workers
Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This action alert comes to us from Sex Work Awareness.The anti-prostitution loyalty oath (APLO) is a regulation that has been part of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (aka “Leadership Act”) which requires non-governmental...
Posted on: Friday, June 25, 2010
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 10, 2009
The Declaration of Human Rights includes the rights to be free from harm, to access adequate health care and housing, and the right to fair employment that pays a living wage. The failure to recognize sex work as labor means...
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
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)
Poverty, Homelessness and Gender Violence Remains High Four Years After Earthquake (Uprising Radio , January 17, 2014)
Empowering Haiti's rape survivors (CNN, January 14, 2014)