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November 2009

What's Agriculture Got To Do with Climate Change?

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

We tend to think of cars as the main culprits in climate change. But industrial agriculture, with its fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides, monoculture plantations, fuel-guzzling global transport system, and clear-cutting of carbon-absorbing forests is the source of as much as...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN

From December 7-18, representatives of 192 governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a deal aimed at stabilizing the Earth’s climate. Climate change is already happening, so governments need to act fast to reduce...

Message of Solidarity with Guatemalan Women

Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

We at MADRE, an organization demanding women’s rights worldwide, are outraged and angered by the violence against women in Guatemala and the apparent lack of repercussions perpetrators of women’s violence face. The fact that we must use terms such...

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.Reaffirming our...

Human Rights Abuses in Honduras: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

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

Open Letter to the Secretary of State of the United States of AmericaThe Honorable Hillary ClintonDepartment of StateWashington, DCDear Secretary Clinton,We are writing to you as a world leader in women’s rights. Your courageous track record on this issue has...

MADRE Year End Report

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Nicaragua, Sudan

How Your Gifts Save LivesMADRE is a small organization with a big reach. We're able to have an impact beyond our size because we know how to focus on the most strategic places to make change. We focus on the...

Resources for the World Summit on Food Security

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

World leaders are convening in Rome from November 16 to November 18 for the World Summit on Food Security. Here are some MADRE resources and some from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.MADRE Food Justice Projects:Farming for...

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...

A Powerful United Nations Women's Agency - Will the UN deliver?

Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2009

Keywords: UN

By Charlotte Bunch, member of MADRE's Network of Experts. After three years of debate, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on September 14th that will lead to the creation of a stronger unified women's rights and gender equality entity led...

Nicaragua: Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2009

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

A call to action from Front Line, a MADRE partner organization through the Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition. Re: Nicaragua – Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders, and ill-treatment of Ms Patricia Orozco upon arrestOn 30 October 2009, women...

UN Secretary General's Campaign Being Launched from Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, UN

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In awareness of this day and the ongoing violence that women face in their homes and communities, the UN launched a campaign calling on governments, civil society,...

A Legacy of Hope: Mae Millstone's Story

Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keywords: Member Profile, Planned Giving

Mae Millstone: A Commitment to Workers, Women and Wisdom For Mae Millstone, there was no one issue. Rather than commit her life to the advancement of rights in any narrow sense, Mae sought ways to promote a full range of human...

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