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MADRE Statement on the 2012 US Elections

Posted on: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Economic Justice, Women's Health

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...

Letter to Administration Pressing for Transparency on Drone Strikes

Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy

MADRE joins a group of organizations in demanding transparency in drone strikes and adherence to international law.

"Afghan Good Enough" Isn't Good Enough

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

It's not enough for NATO to simply lower expectations and leave Afghans to clean up the mess.

MADRE Demands a Women's Human Rights Agenda for the G8

Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

As the leaders of the 8 largest economies prepare to meet, MADRE demands an end to business-as-usual policies.

Take Action: Protest the NATO/G8 Summit

Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keywords: Event, NATO, US Foreign Policy

Join the global call for justice and say no to oppressive NATO/G8 policies.

A Women's Human Rights Agenda for the G8

Posted on: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

Help us draft a new G8 Agenda that upholds women's human rights worldwide.

No to US Troops in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Read a press release from our friends at La Ruta Pacifica denouncing US troop presence in Colombia.

MADRE Denounces Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians by US Soldier

Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

Yesterday’s shooting of 16 civilians, including three women and nine children, marks yet another atrocity in the US war on Afghanistan. As news emerges that a US soldier broke into three homes near his military base to carry out the...

Responding to Obama's 2012 State of the Union

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

MADRE reflects on President Obama's third State of the Union address.

Ten Years of Torture

Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy, Cuba, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE Condemns Human Rights Violations at Guantanamo.

Today Is Not the End of the Iraq War

Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, US Foreign Policy

As the troops return from Iraq, we must ask what the US is leaving behind.

US No Help to Afghan Rape Survivors

Posted on: Monday, December 5, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

Standing with Afghan rape survivors does not mean supporting US military occupation.

The 99% Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Kenya, Economic Justice, US Foreign Policy

The protesters on Wall Street know what they want. It's the same thing that the rest of the global 99% wants...

Iraq Withdrawal Does Not Mean the War Is Over

Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.

Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, women's human rights, Us foreign policy, combating violence against women

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Often overlooked is the experience of Afghan women since the beginning of the U.S invasion.  Below are some resources for those who would...

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.

Resources on Palestinian Statehood Vote

Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Gaza, Middle East, UN, US Foreign Policy

Today, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to submit a request for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations.

Alice Walker: Why I'm joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Keywords: Gaza, Israel, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Peace Building

Author and long time MADRE supporter, Alice Walker tells us why she is sailing on the U.S boat to Gaza.

State Department Officials Have an Obligation to Speak Out Against Israeli Threats to Attack U.S. Boat to Gaza

Posted on: Friday, June 24, 2011

Keywords: Gaza, Israel, Middle East, US Foreign Policy

U.S peace activists express outrage over the lack of protection from the U.S Government.

Events: "Blueprint for Accountability" and "US Boat to Gaza's Sunset Cruise"

Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2011

Keywords: Gaza, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Event

If you are in the NY area you can take part in two upcoming events about Gaza.

Take Action: Bin Laden Is Dead. Will The Patriot Act Live On?

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Asia, Peace Building

MADRE urges lawmakers and President Obama to put an end to the Patriot Act.

After the Death of bin Laden

Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2011

Keywords: Pakistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Peace Building

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind responds to news of Osama bin Laden's death.

Take Action: Help Stop Deadly Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

MADRE urges the US government to halt deportations of Haitian people.

Take Action: Tell Congress to Block US Ground Troops from Libya

Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keywords: Libya, Middle East, US Foreign Policy

Tell your representative to support an initiative that would prevent Congress from funding ground troop presence in Libya.

Call to End the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

MADRE has signed on to this letter to the United Nations from feminist and human rights networks and organizations.Ms. Navi PillayUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsMs. Margaret SekaggyaUnited Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights DefendersMs. Rashida...

Call to Action: Mobilize against the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

This call to action comes to MADRE from JustAssociatesIn the last few months, violence in Honduras has reached new heights. Security forces are violently and indiscriminately suppressing human rights organizing and protesters. Women and women human rights defenders have been...

As Aristide Lands in Haiti, MADRE Upholds His International Right to Return

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Today, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti after seven years of exile in South Africa. Aristide, the nation’s first democratically elected president, was twice ousted from power with support from the United States. MADRE calls for all members...

Take Action: Congress Considers Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Posted on: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Today, a congressional committee is holding a hearing on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. This FTA is moving towards a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives – but you can take action to make sure this does...

Take Action: Maintain Funding for Humanitarian Assistance Programs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Keywords: Emergency Relief, US Foreign Policy

This call to action has been initiated by the Women's Refugee Commission. Take action, and ask your senators to maintain current funding for life-saving humanitarian assistance programs. These efforts have been historically underfunded at less than 1 percent of the...

Iraq: MADRE Partner Discusses the Withdrawal of US Troops

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

MADRE Partner Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) was on Democracy Now! earlier this week to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and what that means for the Iraqi people.A note from Yanar:There...

US Congressional Black Caucus Hears from Haitian Civil-Society Leaders

Posted on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Human Rights Advocacy, Haiti, Earthquake, Economic Justice

MADRE was part of the group that enabled Haitian civil-society members, including Loune Viaud of MADRE partner organizations Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health, to testify before the Congressional Black Caucus on July 27. This is the first time Haitian...

Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery - A Six Month Review

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, US Foreign Policy

Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, participants will share with members of the CBC their perspectives on how U.S. policy can best advance Haitian efforts to strengthen housing, agriculture, justice, health, gender equality and overall reconstruction initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, US Foreign Policy

President Obama needs to hear from you--today. He needs to know that all Americans believe that the day has come for him to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Tell Your Senators to Support CEDAW Today

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy, CEDAW, Mother's Day

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women’s Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public...

Nations Gather at the United Nations for Review of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy

More than one hundred nations gathered today at the United Nations headquarters for a review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).  Five years after the last review failed to establish a clear agreement for disarmament, MADRE calls for a renewed...

Ending the Global Gag Rule Permanently

Posted on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, US Foreign Policy

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 Seven-Year Anniversary of an Illegal War

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

Today, March 19, 2010 marks the 7th anniversary of the launch of the Iraq war. Since the very beginning, MADRE has been part of the movement against the war. Together with our partner, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq...

Calling on President Obama to Reconfirm Administration's Commitment to Withdrawal from Iraq

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

MADRE joins other organizations in calling on President Obama to reconfirm his commitment to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by August 31, 2010.To: President Barack Obama1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington DC 20500 Dear President Obama:We are deeply concerned by recent indications...

Event: No Peace Prize for the War President

Posted on: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

 As President Obama Accepts Nobel Peace Prize, War Resisters League and Other Groups March with Coffins, Signs to Oppose Surge and Ongoing War in Afghanistan."NO PEACE PRIZE FOR THE WAR PRESIDENT"On December 10, as President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel...

Commemorating World AIDS Day

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, AIDS, US Foreign Policy

Today is World AIDS Day - a good time to remember that AIDS continues to ravage much of the world and that women are disproportionately affected as response to this pandemic flounders. AIDS Around the WorldHIV is the leading cause...

To Address Climate Change, We Need Social Change: Rural Women's Rights are Key to Solutions

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, US Foreign Policy

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a climate change agreement, women’s organizations emphasize that the creation of any new policy is an opportunity to advance human rights. While most Parties to the UNFCCC approach climate change as a...

Six Alternatives to a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Tonight, President Obama will tell us that he must expand the war on Afghanistan in order to end it. He will say that another troop surge is necessary to prevent al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a base. What he won’t...

Congressional Hearing on Cuba Scheduled - Take Action!

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

Keywords: Cuba, US Foreign Policy, Latin America & Caribbean

This Thursday, November 19th at 10 AM, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a public hearing on travel to Cuba: “Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?” (Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office...

Obama Continues Failed Bush-Era Policy on Cuba

Posted on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Keywords: Cuba, UN, US Foreign Policy, Latin America & Caribbean

Today, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on a resolution calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba.  For the 18th consecutive year, a nearly unanimous grouping of nations came together to condemn this 47-year-old policy, now...

War on Afghanistan: Eight Years Too Long

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On October 7, 2001, the US began a military campaign that, to this day, continues to destroy civilian lives in Afghanistan.  In the days before the bombs fell, MADRE spoke out against the impending so-called “war on terror” and warned:“What’s...

Punch in the Streets, Not in the Suites

Posted on: Monday, September 28, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, US Foreign Policy

By Laura Flanders, MADRE Board Member The G20 summit wrapped up in Pittsburgh Friday with pledges but little punch. Except in the streets.On climate change, world leaders vowed "strong action" and on the economy, "balanced economic growth." The summit endorsed granting...

A MADRE interview on "Saving the World's Women"

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

MADRE Media Coordinator Diana Duarte spoke with Peter Hart of FAIR about the recent special issue of the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women.From FAIR:"The centerpiece was an article co-written by Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. While the...

Recommitting to Peace on 9/11

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Eight years ago, nearly three thousand people in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania were killed in the September 11th attacks.  Today, we remember that crime against humanity and the resilience and courage that so many demonstrated in its wake. ...

Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

This article was co-authored by MADRE's Yifat Susskind and Diana Duarte in response to a series of articles published in the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women and published on RH Reality Check.  With a tagline like...

MADRE Commends the Suspension of US Military Aid to Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On July 8, 2009, the US embassy in Honduras confirmed that the US would suspend $16.5 million dollars in military assistance, following the June coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.  MADRE commends this US decision as a necessary step...

What's Wrong with the Peru Free Trade Agreement?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy

From the Campaign to Repeal the Peru Free Trade Agreement The Peru Free Trade Agreement will:THREATEN SMALL FARMERS. The agreement will favor only a small sector of Peruvian farmers who export to the US. By lowering Peru's tariffs on agricultural products,...

MADRE Talking Points on Women in Afghanistan: Confronting the Legacy of US-Supported Extremism

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Background on Afghan Women’s ActivismMost people in the US assume that Taliban-style extremism is deeply ingrained in Afghan history and culture. In fact, it’s a recent imposition and a product of US intervention. Since the mid-1800s, Afghan governments have slowly...

Top 10 Reasons Why Latin American Women Oppose Bush's Free Trade Agenda

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2005

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice

Bush is branding Latin Americans' broad rejection of his trade agenda at last week's Summit of the Americas in Argentina as an attempt to

Adjusting to Empire

Posted on: Sunday, June 1, 2003

Keywords: US Foreign Policy

Adjusting to Empire By Yifat Susskind, Associate Director, MADREJune 2003________________________________________“America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity in the world.” – George Bush, September 11, 2001 ________________________________________On September 11, 2001, George Bush supplied the...

FREE SOCIETIES DO NOT INTIMIDATE BY CRUELTY AND CONQUEST

Posted on: Sunday, September 1, 2002

Keywords: US Foreign Policy

“FREE SOCIETIES DO NOT INTIMIDATE BY CRUELTY AND CONQUEST” AND OTHER GREAT QUOTES FROM BUSH’S BIG SPEECH TO THE UN By Yifat Susskind, Associate DirectorSeptember 20021. “Our principles and our security are challenged today by outlaw groups and regimes that accept no...

BUSH'S WAR: THE FALL-OUT ON WOMEN AND FAMILIES

Posted on: Friday, June 28, 2002

Keywords: Middle East, US Foreign Policy

As the atrocities of Sept. 11 become part of our collective past, their repercussions shape our present and future. The legacy of these attacks embodies an ugly truth: namely, that the Bush Administration has exploited Sept. 11 to advance a...

Justice Not Vengeance: A MADRE Tool Kit in Response to the September 11 Attacks and the US War Against Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

The attacks of September 11 in New York and Washington, D.C. have given people in the US a terrible but important insight into the experiences of so many of our sisters and their families around the world, who regularly feel...

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