Articles with keyword "Sudan"
Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Seven years ago, a woman named Toma walked into a local bank in Sudan. As a farmer, she had big dreams about the harvests she could raise and the money she could make selling her crops -- if she...
Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014
In 2014, MADRE is continuing to advance women's human rights worldwide. Click on the docket below to learn more about the issues that MADRE and our partners are working on, and the solutions we will create.
Posted on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In May, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE’s sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports 3,000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they need...
Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Our partners at Zenab for Women in Development recently shared with us that the women of Women Farmers Unite are working hard to obtain oil mill machinery in order to process their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Oil is extracted...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Our partners in Sudan have purchased a new tractor and disk to help with planting!
Posted on: Monday, June 11, 2012
Fatima Ahmed of our partner organization Zenab recently paid us a visit - and we'd like to share some of her updates with you!
Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Today, we recognize the crucial work women do around the world--both inside the home and out.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?
Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012
This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.
Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2012
Our Sudanese partner organization received two prestigious awards!
Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Celebrate International Women's Day with videos from our partners in Kenya, Nicaragua and Sudan.
Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Join MADRE and our partners at a panel event on rural women at the United Nations.
Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2012
MADRE partners are in New York City and available for interview.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
You are part of an inspiring global women's movement. Get a glimpse by reading these letters.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
MADRE stands with the thousands of protesters who have occupied Wall Street and with their allies worldwide.
Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers' Union in Sudanwelcome news!
Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This week, the United Nations declared that the famine in East Africa has spread to a sixth region in Somalia.
Sudanese Women Farmers Point the Way toward Food Security Worldwide: "As mothers and as farmers, the future depends on us."
Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It's hard to imagine any bright spots in the midst of the famine that has gripped the Horn of Africa this summer.
Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya Receives a Gift from Zenab for Women in Development.
Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011
It is easy to feel hopeless about the fate of our planet when we think about the inter-related crises of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, pollution, deforestation, fossil fuel consumption and more.
Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011
Earlier this month, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. To gather information about this historic occasion for MADRE members, and about what it means for women and their communities, MADRE’s Executive Director Yifat Susskind spoke with...
Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011
As we witness the creation of new state, MADRE calls for an end to violence and the inclusion of women's voices as both countries chart their paths forward.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Recently, MADRE launched the new
Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Work that took days by hand will now take only hours with the help of the tractor.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
We just received a quick update from Fatima Ahmed, the President of our sister organization in Sudan.
Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2011
When Mother's Day was first celebrated, it was a call for women to unite against war. It was a day of activism founded...
Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011
MADRE's sisters are on the cutting edge of sustainable alternatives to climate change and environmental degradation.
Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
For 100 years, women worldwide have demonstrated for their rights every March 8. In honor of this 100th International Women’s Day, through the month of March, MADRE is mobilizing 100 people to each give $100 to help secure the rights...
Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Today, Fatima Ahmed, the director of our sister organization in Sudan, Zenab for Women in Development , stopped by our office. She told us about Zenab’s latest work to support women farmers and to ensure peace during Sudan’s recent landmark...
Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2011
On January 9, the people of Southern Sudan will cast their votes to determine whether the North and South of Sudan will remain unified, or whether Southern Sudan will secede and become an independent state. On this momentous day, six...
Posted on: Monday, October 11, 2010
As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government’s foreign aid is similarly altruistic. But is it?...
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010
Stories of our Sisters 2010 This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Below you can read the stories from our sisters. To read the newsletter as a whole, check out the newsletter online. If you...
Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
During the last farming season, MADRE and our sister oganization, Zenab for Women in Development, coordinated the delivery of sorghum, millet and peanut seeds to hundreds of Women Farmers' Union members in Gungulesa, Guregana and Um Khanjar, Sudan. That support...
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Guatemala In the past decade, nearly 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered in Guatemala. Many of them, including girls as young as 10, were tortured and raped, their bodies left in public places. As a result, women have...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Join MADRE for a Panel Discussion & Photo Exhibit Addressing Violence Against WomenWomen using human rights to strengthen anti-violence strategies: Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia and the United States. March 3, 2010From 12pm - 1:30pmLunch Included!United Nations Church Center (10th Floor)777 United Nations PlazaNew...
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010
Fatima Ahmed of MADRE's Sudanese partner organization Zenab for Women in Development recently travelled to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in the peace process talks for Darfur. Fatima is part of an initiative organized by Sisterhood for Peace to...
Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010
Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...
Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009
How Your Gifts Save LivesMADRE is a small organization with a big reach. We're able to have an impact beyond our size because we know how to focus on the most strategic places to make change. We focus on the...
A Call for EU Support for the Trial of Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein by Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition
Posted on: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A statement from our friends at Women Human Rights Defenders calling for EU support for the trial of Lubna Ahmed Al Hussein. 1 September 2009 Mr. Jan Sadek AmbassadorEmbassy of SwedenP.O. Box 8368KhartoumSudan Your Excellency, We are writing to you as...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Fatima Ahmed, Director of MADRE's sister organization, Zenab for Women in Development, is in Sudan. Thanks to MADRE member support, Fatima has been buying organic seeds and is now distirbuting them to women farmers. The Problem: Hunger in DarfurIn the...
Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009
Iraq: Art Action for Peace “The US gave us a government that plunged us into civil war,” Yanar Mohammed says. “But in Baghdad, there were brave Sunni and Shiite youngsters who refused to hate each other.” “With MADRE’s help,...
Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2009
As global food aid reaches its lowest levels in 20 years, Josette Sheeran, the head of the United Nations World Food Program, recently issued a sobering warning: “With one in six people going hungry, one child dying every six seconds,...
Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2009
World Refugee Day was this week, so we wanted to share a few quick snapshots of the experiences and living conditions of both refugees and internally displaced people in some of the places in which we work. For years, MADRE’s...
Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2009
Sudan's President Bashir just expelled 13 international aid organizations from Darfur - and he's now threatening to expel even more.Over one million people in Darfur depend on these aid groups every day for food, water and health services. But in...
Posted on: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
In collaboration with Zenab for Women in Development, MADRE has supported a Women Farmers' Union in eastern Sudan since its founding in 2007. Prior to the creation of the union, women farmers in Al Qadarif state, which produces 75% of...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The following countries are members of institutions that have condemned the ICC indictment of Sudanese President Bashir. The African Union: (*also in Arab League) *Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Repulic Chad Comoros...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
On July 14, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) moved to indict Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur. The move has sharply divided the international community;...
Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008
We are working to meet immediate needs for food, create local, sustainable solutions to hunger, and demand new economic policies that recognize that food is not a commodity, but a human right. MADRE is working through our Emergency and...
Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008
June 5, 2008—New York, NY—Today, as more than 40 world leaders gathered in Rome wrap up a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, emphasizes that small-scale women farmers should be central...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This piece was published in the May issue of MotherVerse Magazine. Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1983, a partnership was forged between a group of Nicaraguan women and a group of women in the United States. At...
Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
An Open Letter to: UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon UN General Assembly President, H.E., Dr. Srgjan Kerim Member States Representatives of the UN General Assembly Directors of UN Agencies Dear colleagues and friends from around...
Posted on: Thursday, January 1, 2004
Some Notes on the Crisis in Darfur Since March 2003, tens of thousands of men, women and children have been murdered in Darfur, western Sudan. Communities are under attack by the janjaweed militias, who kill entire families, systematically rape and...
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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Haitian woman faces death threats for speaking out about violence against women (WBEZ Worldview, July 16, 2014)
Media Spotlight Turns Away from Iraq, as Concerns Mount Over Human Rights and Political Stalemate (Uprising Radio, July 11, 2014)
Iraq: The women left behind (Aljazeera, July 3, 2014)
Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression (The Guardian, July 3, 2014)
How Can We Protect Women From A Sexual Jihad? (HuffPost Live, June 26, 2014)