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Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression

Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Peace Building, Sexual Rights

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...

Understanding Iraq's New Civil War: A Women's Rights Perspective

Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Iraq, Latin American and Caribbean, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

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...

Honor LGBT Voices Worldwide

Posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Iraq, Latin American and Caribbean, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

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...

Syrian Women Refugees: Out of the Shadows

Posted on: Monday, June 16, 2014

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

For more than three years, shocking patterns of sexual violence perpetrated by both the Syrian regime and opposition forces have emerged.

Securing Rights and Safety for Girls in Nicaragua

Posted on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

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...

Bring Back Our Girls: A Global Rallying Call

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Keywords: Africa, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Indigenous Rights

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...

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...

Report Release: Syrian Women and the Peace Process

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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

This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Documentation for Justice

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, Haiti

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,...

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...

Flashlights and Safe Birthing Kits for Syrian Women

Posted on: Friday, January 24, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

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...

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...

LGBT Haitians Targeted with Violence Following Anti-LGBT Demonstration

Posted on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sexual Rights

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...

MADRE Welcomes President Obama's Announcement of Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: LGBT Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

Now, MADRE urges him to advance policies that put his words into action.

Video: MADRE at the CUNY Law Review Symposium

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Keywords: Event, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Watch MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speak at a special MADRE and CUNY event honoring Rhonda Copelon.

LGBT Rights Upheld in Historic Inter-American Court Ruling

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy

This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.

US Pastor Sued for Inciting Violence against Gay Community in Uganda

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

A lawsuit accuses evangelist Scott Lively of fostering anti-gay panic in Uganda.

Virtual Briefing on Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.

Creating a Space for Justice in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Women's Human Rights, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Project Update: Symbolic Tribunal in Colombia

Take Action: Demand a United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011

Keywords: United Nations, Burma, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, US Foreign Policy, Asia

MADRE urges the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.

Download Our Flyers to Call for an End to Violence Against Women!

Posted on: Friday, December 10, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

MADRE releases public education materials to highlight the many threats women face, and the ways they demand their human rights.

Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Help us raise $75,000 by December 1!

OWFI Releases Study on Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Sexual Rights, CSW

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

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Event

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...

Sex Workers Rights are Human Rights!

Posted on: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

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:...

Event: What are Sexual Rights?

Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Sexual Rights

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...

Sexual Rights are Human Rights

Posted on: Wednesday, September 6, 2006

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

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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