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April 2010

MADRE Condemns Racist Law in Arizona as a Violation of Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 30, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE joins a growing coalition of immigrant, social justice, labor, religious, human and civil rights organizations in denouncing the recently-signed Arizona Senate Bill 1070.  This racist law represents an assault on the human rights of millions of people in Arizona...

A Legacy of Hope: Zenab Mohamed Nour's Story

Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Keywords: Member Profile, Planned Giving

MADRE is celebrating the important work being done within our network of supporters and sister organizations by sharing stories of inspired activism and giving that will make a lasting impact on women’s human rights. Our Legacy of Hope series gives...

Colombia: Death threats against over 60 human rights organisations and individual human rights defenders

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

Action Alert from Front Line, a member of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Please take action on behalf of human rights defenders MOVICE, FUNDEPAZ and CODHES and others.Copy the enclosed letter and send it to the address provided.TARGET ADDRESS:...

Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Colombia, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan

Stories of our Sisters 2010 This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Below you can read the stories from our sisters. To read the newsletter as a whole, check out the newsletter online. If you...

Take Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Targeting: Major General Gerardo Christian Chaumont (UN Pol, MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet (UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General), Yukio Takasu (President UN Security Council), Force Commander Major General Luiz Paul Cruz (MINUSTAH), Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women)...

The Cochabamba Protocol: People's Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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

People's Agreement from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia.Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger.If global warming increases by more than 2 degrees Celsius, a situation that the “Copenhagen Accord”...

Harvesting Hope: Building Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change in Nicaragua

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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

MADRE is celebrating Earth Day by celebrating the many women who are combating the harmful effects of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, and environmental destruction. MADRE and our partners join with women worldwide who are coming up with local and effective...

MADRE Speaks: Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Read the letter from Executive Director Vivian Stromberg below and check out the newsletter online. If you would like us to send you a print copy, please call...

Declaration of Women in Asia on Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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

A declaration on Climate Change. The Declaration is an open document that is expected to evolve in the coming years. MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum, signed on to the statement put out in October 2009. We,...

Ex Braceros Defend Their Own Workers' Rights in Immigration Reform and in the International Debate on Migrant Indigenous Workers' Rights at the UN

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights

*The following is a press release from La Alianza de Ex-Braceros del Norte 1942-64.Statement to be read on April 22, 2010 3pm-6pm at UN General Assembly RoomSpeakers available from 6-8 pm Thursday, April 22, 2010 and 8-12 noon Friday, April...

Ending the Global Gag Rule Permanently

Posted on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Reproductive Rights, US Foreign Policy

Last week, MADRE joined hundreds of organizations from the US and around the world in calling on Representative Nita Lowey and Senator Patrick Leahy to take action to prohibit the future imposition of the dangerous Global Gag Rule on health...

The People's World Conference on Climate Change: Civil Society Has a Voice in Bolivia

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean

This week, from April 19-22, Bolivia is hosting the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (CMPCC), where over 20,000 people have gathered to debate the causes of and solutions to Climate Change.Unlike the December...

Event: An Evening Honoring Human Rights Activist Elsa Stamatopoulou

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, UN, Activist

Join MADRE and the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) for an evening celebrating Elsa Stamatopoulou, a human rights advocate committed to the struggles of Indigenous Peoples and a tireless activist for women's rights.Elsa - our friend, our sisterWhen:Wednesday, April...

MADRE Partners at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII)

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Today marks the start of the ninth annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII). Indigenous women leaders from many of MADRE's partner organizations are in New York to participate in the forum, including representatives from the...

Celebrate Mothers Who Make the World

Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Keywords: Mother's Day

Every day, we hear women's stories of the threats they face, of the violence they confront, of the obstacles to health and happiness that an unjust world throws before them. On Mother's Day, we want to celebrate the many mothers...

Conversation with Haitian Partner: Women's Clinic Providing Ongoing Treatment for Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lise Marie Déjean, director SOFA, a MADRE sister organization in Haiti.MADRE is working with SOFA, a national Haitian women's organization, to provide medical services to earthquake survivors. SOFA and MADRE partnered...

Nuclear Security Summit Must Take Concrete Steps to Eliminate the Nuclear Threat

Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Keywords:

MADRE welcomes President Obama's initiative to convene today's Nuclear Security Summit. As 47 nations gather in Washington, DC for the summit, MADRE joins other organizations calling for a concerted move towards a safer world free of the threat of nuclear...

Event: Vivian Stromberg to be presented with the Vagina Warrior award

Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010

Keywords: Event, Activist, Combating Violence Against Women

Join us at a special presentation of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on Sunday, April 18th @ 7pm. Vivian Stromberg, MADRE's Executive Director, will be honored at the event for her many years of fighting for women's human rights around...

Making Health a Priority Around the World

Posted on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Keywords: Womens Health

April 7 is World Health Day. Health is not only the absence of disease or infirmity, but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being. The strongest determinants of health are the social, political and economic forces in our...

Event: A Roundtable on Social Movements and the Politics of Change

Posted on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

The Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University cordially invites you to:A ROUNDTABLE ON SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE POLITICS OF CHANGEThursday, April 8th, 20105:00 PM to 7:00 PMRoom 150 Horace MannTeachers College, Columbia University525 West 120th...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction: Executive Summary

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

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

The Executive Summary of "Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction," a Gender Shadow Report in response to the 2010 Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Haiti at a Crossroads On January 12, 2010 the...

Organizing for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy

On Wednesday, March 31, governments gathered at UN headquarters in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti. On the same day, MADRE organized a press conference as part of a coalition of Haitian and international women's organizations...

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