Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS AND TO THE STATES OF THE WORLDOn Sunday, June 28, 2009 the democratically elected President of the Republic of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, was assaulted, abducted and sent to...
Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2009
A military coup on Sunday morning ousted the democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who is nearing the end of his term. He was forced from the country the day of a referendum on extending term-limits from one term to two....
Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009
This month saw an important victory by Indigenous Peoples in Peru. Thanks to their months-long protest, the Peruvian government repealed new laws that opened the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling. This was an important win for Indigenous rights—and for all...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We recently received a message from Roya Hakakian, an Iranian-American writer and journalist. Given all that has been going on in Iran in the past weeks, we wanted to share her words with you.
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: Friday, June 19, 2009
(Updated from original posting June 17, 2009) Six days after the Peruvian National Police attacked and killed Indigenous protestors, the Peruvian government issued a 90-day suspension of two of the ten decrees which had opened Indigenous lands to multi-national corporations...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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,...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
As protests by Indigenous Peoples continue in Peru, Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango this week took refuge at the Nicaraguan embassy in Lima. The Peruvian government has sought his arrest, charging him with sedition for leading these protests. Today,...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009
From CHIRAPAQ, MADRE's sister organization in Peru Translation from the original Spanish. Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionTo the International Public Lima, June 9, 2009 Call for the Presence and Urgent Mediation from the United Nations in order to Stop the...
Posted on: Monday, June 8, 2009
Early Friday June 5, as hundreds of Indigenous protesters blocked a highway in the northern province of Bagua, a police force of some 600 opened fire into the crowd, killing 25 and injuring more than 150. In subsequent clashes over...
Posted on: Saturday, June 6, 2009
Yanar Mohammed, president of MADRE partner Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq June 6, 2009 Thank you, Hillary, for submitting to our patriarchs. In a visit to Egypt which was meant to be a landmark in US-Arab relations, Hillary Clinton chose to...
Posted on: Thursday, June 4, 2009
When I was in Israel recently, my family’s Passover seder ended in a raging argument about whether Hamas should be part of any Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The battle-lines were purely generational. Everyone under the age of 40 was adamant that...
Posted on: Monday, June 1, 2009
All of us at MADRE join our members and the many organizations and individuals around the country who have expressed their sadness and anger at the killing of Dr. George Tiller.We have lost a passionate champion of women's human rights--and...
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MADRE Makes News
Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees (RH Reality Check, May 17, 2013)
An Open Letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala (Common Dreams, May 15, 2013)
Mothers Fight Back (RH Reality Check, May 9, 2013)
How Not to End the War in Syria (Common Dreams, May 9, 2013)
Conditions in Jordan Syrian refugee camp are worse for women (Women's News Network, April 19, 2013)