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May 2010

MADRE Condemns Israel's Killing of Activists Bringing Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Posted on: Monday, May 31, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Israel, Peace Building, Palestine

MADRE strongly condemns Israel’s killing of as many as 19 international activists early this morning and the wounding of dozens of others aboard the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla,” a convoy of ships attempting to deliver urgently-needed humanitarian aid to Gaza. The...

Job Opening: Development Coordinator, MADRE

Posted on: Friday, May 28, 2010

Keywords: Job

MADRE is seeking an experienced, passionate, highly organized development professional to serve as our Development Coordinator.  Responsibilities: Work with Executive Director to implement organizational fundraising strategyCoordinate and further develop Major Donors Program; generate communications with ...

Make the United Nations more effective in realizing women's rights

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: UN, GEAR

Join MADRE and other progressive organizations by supporting the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign. You can sign the petition (below) through Amnesty International's website: sign the petition here. The United Nations is a galvanizing force in setting new international...

Event: Demonstrate to Support Free Gaza Flotilla - Thursday, May 27 5 pm until 7:30 pm

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

COME THURSDAY, MAY 27, 5 PM-7:30 PM TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA.  TELL THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF HUMANITARIAN AID TO GAZA. Meet at 5 pm on 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City. ...

Be a Lifeline for Women in Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

The situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous for women, and the ones who speak up for their rights are in the greatest danger of all.In fact, at the very moment I write this, 39-year-old Ranna Tareen, director of Kandahar's Women's...

STANDING UP FOR AFGHAN WOMEN: The Afghan Women's Survival Fund

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

Afghan women have been denied their human rights for decades—the right to education, to work, to health care, to political participation. More than 87 percent of Afghan women cannot read or write. Pervasive violence against women is now considered a...

Job Opening: Executive Director, MADRE

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keywords: Job

Education: Bachelors (BA, BS) Location: New York, NYType: Full TimeSector: Non-profitSalary: TBDLanguage(s): English, SpanishLast Day to Apply: July 16th, 2010MADRE is seeking an innovative Executive Director who has a deep understanding of the non-governmental political...

Looking Towards the Future: A Note from Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Nicaragua, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy

Dear Friends, I’m writing to you from Nicaragua, where I just had a long conversation with Mirna Cunningham, my dear friend and MADRE’s first-ever partner from 1983. We made plans for MADRE to send another shipment of medicines and school...

Take Action for Honduran Activists

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

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

Take action for Honduran activists! From Grassroots International:Honduran resistance leader and former Independent presidential candidate Carlos Reyes received a death threat on his cell phone last night. More than 40 activists, journalists, environmentalists, feminists and gay rights activists have been...

Event: Women in Black, Union Square

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

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

Women in Black are holding a special event  to acknowledge 43 years of Occupation by Israel of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza—and the disastrous effects it has had upon the Palestinian people.Please join us.Thursday June 3, 2010, 5:30...

Cancel Racist Characters on Peruvian Television

Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Read this on myMADRE, the MADRE Blog »(In the coming days, we will be posting more information about how you can take action to support Afro-Peruvian anti-racist efforts targeting media. The blog entry below provides background information about the issue.)We...

Mexico: Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico, 23 - 25 April 2010

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Women Human Rights Defenders

An update from the Women Human Rights Defenders. The Meso American Meeting of Women Activists for Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico on 23 - 25 April 2010 was a meeting among women, lesbian and trans activists from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala,...

Advocating for Women's Human Rights in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

An update on our work in Haiti:Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, traveled to Haiti last week as part of a delegation of human rights attorneys with the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a project of the Institute for...

Event: Ending Militarization in the Americas

Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Honduras, Peace Building

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition will host a one-day Anti-militarization Organizers Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Columbus, GA.The conference will take place in the lead-up to the November Vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA). It...

Post-Earthquake Violence Against Women in Haiti: Failure to Prevent, Protect and Punish

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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

MADRE is working as part of a coalition of organizations seeking justice for women in Haiti. The coalition submitted the following statement to the UN Human Rights Council for the upcoming session.

Meeting With Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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

Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, traveled to Haiti last week as part of a delegation of human rights attorneys with the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a project of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH),...

US Delegation Finds Inadequate Response and "Victim-Blaming" Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps

Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010

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

Lawyers collect rape survivor accounts and plan legal strategy   LAWYER’S EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE NETWORK For Immediate Release         May 17, 2010Contacts: Marie St. Cyr, Board Member & Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Fellow, MADRE(212) 627-0444, lisadavisnyc@gmail.com Blaine Bookey, Institute for Justice &...

Haiti Lawyers Collect Rape Survivor Accounts and Plan Legal Strategy

Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE partner Maria Suarez of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) wrote about the delegation of human rights lawyers who recently travelled to Haiti to collect the testimony of rape survivors. Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, was part...

Act for Afghan Women

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

As Afghan President Karzai wraps up his visit to Washington, DC, we at MADRE noticed something is missing.  We have seen news stories about the upcoming military offensive in Kandahar, about the Taliban's continuing hold on power and about funding...

Indigenous Peoples on Advancing the Implementation of CSD

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN. CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010  Intervention of Indigenous Peoples...

Indigenous Peoples in Partnership for Sustainable Development

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN.  CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010 Intervention of Indigenous...

Event: COHI's First Annual Women's Health Care Summit

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Event

 MADRE's Policy & Communications Director, Yifat Susskind, will be speaking at COHI's First Annual Women's Health Care Summit on June 4, 2010 in Boston. See the details below. Bridges: Women’s Health Care as an Agent of Change How does women’s health status...

Rhonda Copelon, a champion of women's human rights

Posted on: Friday, May 7, 2010

Keywords: Activist

Our friend and long-time ally, Rhonda Copelon, the wonderful women's human rights lawyer and activist, died yesterday at the age of 65.Rhonda was a professor of law and the co-director of the International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic at the...

Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, presented this at the Thematic Session on Mining during the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at the UN.  CSD18 Review Session, Interactive Panel: Thematic Session on Mining6 May 2010UN Headquarters, New York Mining...

Indigenous Peoples Demand a Role in Global Waste Management

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic Cluster on Waste...

Event: Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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

This event will be moderated by Lucy Mulenkei, the Executive Director of MADRE's partner, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) in Kenya. Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development6:15 - 7:45pm, Thursday May 6, 2010 at the ECOSOC ChamberNorth Lawn Building, UN Headquarters,...

Farming for the Future: Combating Malnutrition in Indigenous Communities in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Recent prolonged droughts and a drop in remittances due to the worldwide financial crisis have left many families in Guatemala unable to grown or buy food. To combat this problem, MADRE and Muixil have expanded Farming for the Future, a food security and microenterprise project for Indigenous Ixil women in El Quiché.

Indigenous Peoples Recommend Transportation Solutions

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic...

Tell Your Senators to Support CEDAW Today

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy, CEDAW, Mother's Day

We know that women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination daily. We also know that CEDAW, the Women’s Treaty, helps women and girls to go to school, to own and inherit property, to take part in public...

Nations Gather at the United Nations for Review of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy

More than one hundred nations gathered today at the United Nations headquarters for a review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).  Five years after the last review failed to establish a clear agreement for disarmament, MADRE calls for a renewed...

MADRE Congratulates Partner Mirna Cunningham on Appointment to UNPFII

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

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

We congratulate Mirna Cunningham on her recent appointment to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Mirna is a longtime friend and partner of MADRE, an expert from our Network of Experts and Vice President of our partner organization CADPI...

Event: Mother's Day Picnic for Peace

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: Event, Peace Building, Mother's Day

Join us at a CodePink Mother's Day Weekend Picnic for Peace in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 8th. CodePink: Women for Peace is organizing a powerful women's gathering to bring the message of peace and disarmament to the annual military...

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