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October 2008

Emergency in Pakistan in the Aftermath of a Deadly Earthquake

Posted on: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief

An earthquake in Pakistan on Wednesday October 29 spread devastation across communities, as hundreds of lives were lost and nearly 2,000 homes were destroyed.  Rescue workers are struggling through the rubble to locate survivors and provide aid to people who...

Campaign to stop polygamy in Kurdistan-Iraq

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2008

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

-To the Kurdish Parliament and the Kurdistan Regional GovernmentWe demand the repeal of polygamous marriages and all other discriminatory laws against women in Kurdistan.On October 27, 2008, legislation allowing polygamous marriages was passed in a parliamentary session in Erbil, the...

New Resource for Media Launched on World Food Day

Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2008

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

October 16, 2008—New York, NY—Today, MADRE joins with its sister organizations to recognize World Food Day and to decry the rising numbers of people suffering from hunger.  As the food crisis continues to rage across the globe, it has only...

Haiti and Cuba: Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

After a series of storms devastated Haiti and Cuba last month, MADRE members responded. MADRE was able to send emergency aid to our partner organizations in both countries. HaitiCurrent SituationThe five back-to-back storms that hit Haiti in the span of...

Kenya: Umoja Climate Change | Social Change, Water Project Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 12, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Kenya, Africa, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights

MADRE has been working with Indigenous Samburu women in rural Kenya to make their communities self-sustaining. In collaboration with the Umoja Uaso Women's Group—an organization and community of Indigenous Samburu women formed in 1990 by 15 women who were rejected...

An interview with Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Friday, October 10, 2008

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Vivian Stromberg, the Executive Director of MADRE, is featured on the brand new website For the Greater Good, a project conceived of and created by artist and photographer Friedrike Merck. The site explores the lives and work of many courageous...

Burma Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

On May 2, Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Burma and caused an estimated 146,000 fatalities and over $10 billion in damages. MADRE supporters responded and MADRE was able to reach out to women and families impacted by the storm...

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