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MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2012

Keywords: Honduras, Latin American and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE joins women human rights defenders from around the world standing with Honduras and demanding an end to the violence.

Congratulations to Rose Cunningham on her Women's World Summit Foundation's Prize!

Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin American and Caribbean, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders

Dear Rose,  We would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to you on being awarded the Women's World Summit Foundation's Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life! This award marks an important stride in generating visibility to the powerful work you are...

MADRE Denounces Attacks on Colombian Abortion Rights Activists

Posted on: Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Women Human Rights Defenders, Reproductive Rights, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE condemns recent attacks against Colombian human rights defenders.

Human Rights Defenders Respond to Attacks for Criticisms of Sri Lankan Government

Posted on: Friday, April 6, 2012

Keywords: Asia, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE ally Sunila Abeysekara and other human rights defenders respond.

Women in Egypt Come Together to Protest Violent Attacks

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Women Human Rights Defenders

Women are being beaten and sexually assaulted for protesting to demand an end to military rule. But they're not stepping down.

Stop Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Iraq

One decade later, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.

Photo Album: MADRE Visits Kenya

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind recently traveled to Kenya with MADRE Program Director Natalia Caruso.

Bringing Together Women Leaders in Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

One of the important roles that MADRE plays is to connect the women leaders of our sister organizations.

Coalition Calls for the Immediate Release of Iranian Women Human Rights Defender

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Iran, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE endorses the call for Iranian authorities to release Maryam Bahreman.

Meet MADRE: Women as First Responders to Conflict and Disaster

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Iraq, Nicaragua, Emergency Relief, Women Human Rights Defenders

Recently, MADRE launched the new

Community Organizer and Activist is Assassinated in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, June 17, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders, Peace Building

Ana Fabricia Cordoba, a community organizer and member of the Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres was assasinated in Medellin, Colombia on June 8, 2011.

MADRE Condemns Death Threats against Nehad Abu-al-Qumsan

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE denounces the recent death threats issued against...

Remembering Professor Rhonda Copelon

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2011

Keywords: Activist, Haiti, Guatemala, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE remembers our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, who died one year ago, at the age of 65.

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...

Oral Statement on the Women Human Rights Defenders' Report of the UN Special Rapporteur

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders recently produced this report on the the situation of women human rights defenders. In response, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, of which MADRE is a member, produced this statement that...

Amplify Women's Voices

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Iraq, Sudan, Women Human Rights Defenders, International Women's Day

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...

See What You've Accomplished in Peru

Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders

We profile Tarcila Rivera Zea of our sister organization CHIRAPAQ

Tonight: RACHEL Premieres at Anthology Film Archives

Posted on: Friday, October 8, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Women Human Rights Defenders, Activist, Event

The following is a message from our friends at Women Make Movies:RACHEL is a startlingly rigorous, fascinating and deeply moving investigatory documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed...

Event: Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010

Posted on: Monday, June 21, 2010

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Event, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators at the Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010.

Mexico: Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico, 23 - 25 April 2010

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

An update from the Women Human Rights Defenders. The Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico on 23 - 25 April 2010 was a meeting among women, lesbian and trans activists from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala,...

Respect Universality in Principle and Practice: Defend Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

A statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition.As women human rights defenders and members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC), we note with grave concern the circumstances under which Gita Sahgal, a member of...

Policy Recommendations to Address Critical Security Concerns and Needs of Women Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Women Human Rights Defenders

A position statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. MADRE is a member of this coalition.POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HAITI  IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 12 JANUARY...

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

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders

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...

Solidarity Statement on the Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran

Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Keywords: Iran, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Women Human Rights Defenders

On the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran, members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) express solidarity with the civil society in Iran in their struggle to demand that the...

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