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January 2010

Haiti: Meeting Medical Needs Around the Country

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

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

Equipping Medical Staff in HaitiMADRE has been working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city. Through the...

Broadcasting Live from Haiti--Tune In!

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

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

Earlier this week, we mentioned that a network of women’s rights activists and organizations—in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the broader Latin American and Caribbean region and around the world—have come together with MADRE to launch an incredible project in response...

Howard Zinn, a Life-Long Activist for Social Justice

Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keywords: Activist

Howard Zinn, the wonderful historian and life-long activist for social justice, died yesterday at the age of 87. Through his writing, organizing, and public speaking, Howard Zinn worked to propel MADRE's vision of a world where human rights are a...

Take Action:

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

MADRE belongs to the coalition US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Unfortunately, it's not too often that we get the opportunity to thank Members of Congress for doing the right thing.  That's why it's so important to do so...

UNIFEM: Peace Is Impossible When Half the Population Is Excluded from Negotiations, Say Afghanistan's Women Activists

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan

*The following is today's press release from UNIFEM. London — In the lead-up to the 28 January London Conference on Afghanistan hosted by the UK Government, Afghan women human rights defenders...

Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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

In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks. Through it all, we...

myMADRE Quick Post: Edwidge Danticat in the New Yorker

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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

Edwidge Danticat, author and MADRE supporter, has written a beautiful piece in the New Yorker about her cousin Maxo, whom she recently lost in the earthquake in Haiti."This generosity, along with the Haitian sense of kindness and community, is perhaps...

Notes From Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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

Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director of Partners in Health, arrived in Haiti on Friday, January 22 to meet with staff and volunteers and to assess Zanmi Lasante's needs for the coming weeks and months.MADRE is providing emergency support to Zanmi Lasante,...

Building Strategic Partnerships for Governance and Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice

A report from MADRE sister organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) on the recent Indigenous Women Parlamentarians Conference coordinated with support from MADRE in La Paz, Bolivia on January 19-20, 2010.The International Indigenous Women's Forum, partnered with the Bolivian...

Women's Health Delegation Working Around the Clock to Provide Emergency Care to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

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

The women's health delegation arrived in Jimani, Dominican Republic last Tuesday, and they immediately began working around the clock to provide emergency services to the many busloads of people who had fled Haiti. The team has since arrived in Fonds...

MADRE Partner Reports on the State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Women's Health

Long-time MADRE partner Myrna Cunningham wrote a chapter on the current health situation of Indigenous Peoples for the United Nations report "State of the World's Indigenous Peoples."From the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:"Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's...

The Inauguration of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Earlier this week, MADRE’s program coordinator, Natalia Caruso, attended the inauguration ceremony of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first Indigenous president. The ceremony took place at the Indigenous sacred site Kalasasaya, in Tiwanaku, before a crowd of 60,000 people, most of them...

International Feminist Solidarity in Action with Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

MADRE is part of a newly-launched effort by women’s groups to open a Feminist International Solidarity Camp on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border.This initiative will work to direct resources and to open lines of communication with Haitian women.  In particular, the...

MADRE-Supported Midwife Volunteers Fill a Vital Need in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

MADRE is supporting a delegation of midwives and maternal health practitioners. Four members of the first team of midwives and maternal health providers have arrived in the border town of Jimani, and three more are scheduled to arrive this weekend....

Haiti Earthquake Relief: MADRE's Ongoing Response

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

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

Over a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services remains overwhelming. Casualty estimates have risen. The death toll may be as high as 200,000 and the number of injured and homeless is in the...

Hospital in Port-au-Prince Open to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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

MADRE is working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city.At HUEH, the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, there...

Health Practitioners Mobilize to Provide Urgent Services

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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

Nearly a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services is overwhelming.  Casualty estimates have risen, now reflecting a death toll of 200,000, and the number of injured and homeless is in the millions.MADRE partners...

Update on Medical Professionals Traveling to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

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

MADRE continues to respond to the cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti this week on Tuesday January 12.  MADRE is partnering with Circle of Health International (COHI) to send a team of midwives, women’s health providers and public health professionals in...

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

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

Editor’s Note: MADRE, an international women's human rights group, is working with the Haitian relief organization, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid into the country overland from the Dominican Republic.   In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake...

Haiti Earthquake Relief: Why Give to MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, it is often comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. No doubt international agencies—with their resources, know-how, heavy machinery, and access to...

Sending Medical Professionals to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

MADRE is collaborating with Partners in Health to send a team of medical personnel to Haiti. In particular, surgeons (especially trauma/orthopedic surgeons), ER doctors and nurses, and full surgical teams (including anesthesiologists, scrub and post-op nurses, and nurse anesthetists) are...

Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.We have determined that our partner...

Haiti Earthquake Wreaks Massive Devastation; Women's Organizations Respond

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti, and thousands are...

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti. MADRE has activated an emergency response through our...

Gaza Freedom March Ends--But Our Work of Ending Israeli Apartheid Continues!

Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

MADRE is a member of the coalition US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.  The Gaza Freedom March is over, but our work of changing U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine is more important now than ever!Over 1,300 people from across the...

You and MADRE in 2010

Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Kenya, Guatemala, Palestine, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Emergency Relief

Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...

Update from the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice

Dear Friends OWFI wishes you a happy New Year. We hope that 2010 becomes a year of achievement and empowerment for women around the world. We thank all those who supported and helped us become a strong voice towards change in Iraq. Our...

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