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September 2009

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...

Open Letter to Security Council Members on Addressing the Crisis in Honduras

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

MADRE joins other organizations in calling on Security Council members to address the crisis in Honduras.Dear Ambassador,As feminist organizations and networks and women’s groups working to address the crisis caused by the recent coup d’état in Honduras, we look to...

Obama Addresses UN - MADRE Responds

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

September 23, 2009 – An Open LetterDear President Obama:As you bring to a close your first address to the United Nations General Assembly, we know that the time for women’s human rights advocates to amplify our voices is now.  Your...

A Step Towards a New and Powerful Voice for Women at the UN

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Keywords: UN

After more than three years of work and struggle by women's rights advocates worldwide, the UN General Assembly yesterday took a momentous step forward.  In a unanimous vote, they adopted a resolution pledging to create a new UN agency for...

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. ...

Saving Lives in Nicaragua: Preparing for Hurricane Season

Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Emergency Relief

Deadly WaterHouses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor...

NATO Air Strike in Afghanistan Claims Civilian Lives

Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

This morning, an estimated 90 people were killed in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, when a NATO air strike targeting two fuel trucks caused a massive explosion.  UN reports indicate that civilians made up dozens of those who lost their...

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...

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...

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