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July 2010

MADRE and partner enable UN Permanent Forum delegation to assess situation in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

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

Support from MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI), enabled a delegation of the UN Permanent Forum to travel to Colombia in order to assess the situation for Indigenous women there.Contrary to the claims of the Colombian...

Event: NYC Boat Fundraiser for the US to Gaza Campaign

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Event

MADRE is supporting the US to Gaza Campaign. Check out the fundraising event listed below. For more information about the campaign, visit www.ustogaza.org.  A NYC FUNDRAISING EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED JOIN A SUNSET CRUISE IN NY HARBOR THURSDAY AUGUST...

Rape a Part of Daily Life for Women in Haitian Relief Camps

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Womens Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Below is an update from the Ms. Magazine blog  by Gina Ulysse and discusses the work being done by MADRE and our partners in Haiti. Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women’s bodies were still...

UN General Assembly Declares Water a Human Right: MADRE Applauds the Decision

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Water Rights, UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Environmental Justice

Today, the UN General Assembly declared access to water and sanitation a human right. MADRE applauds this decision.17 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe water. Every year, nearly 1.8 million people (90 percent of them children under...

A Peaceful Boycott Should Not be a Crime

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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

In its bid to maintain its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, the Israeli government has launched a new offensive, this one against its own citizens. A bill that is currently before the Knesset would allow...

You Can Help End Suffering in Gaza

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Ghalia, like so many mothers in Gaza, struggles every day to find clean water for herself and her children. And she worries every day about her children becoming sick or even dying from the filthy water they are sometimes forced to drink.

MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (Haiti), media@madre.org, 917-477-3977Yifat Susskind, Policy and Communications Director (New York), 212-627-0444MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in HaitiTuesday, July 27, 2010-Port-au-Prince, Haiti...

New Report Released on Haiti: Our Bodies Are Still Trembling - Haitian Women's Fight Against Rape

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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

Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, we see a continued crisis of safety and security in the displacement camps that has exacerbated the already grave problem of sexual violence. In May and June, MADRE joined delegations coordinated by the...

Born Into War: An Update from MADRE's Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Last Wednesday evening, MADRE members gathered at the Salt Space in NYC for our event, ‘Born into War,’ an exhibition of photos and paintings by former child soldiers in Colombia and Uganda. The paintings and photos highlighted at the event were...

Clean Water for Gaza: Maryam's Story

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Profile

Early last year, Israel destroyed much of Gaza’s rudimentary water infrastructure in a protracted bombing campaign. Since then, an ongoing economic blockade has prevented Gazans from importing materials they need to rebuild the water system. Contaminated drinking water is putting...

Fact Sheet: The Water Crisis in Gaza

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Gaza, Water Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The Water Crisis in GazaSince 1967, the Gaza Strip has been under Israeli military occupation. As a result, Palestinians in Gaza have endured many harmful policies, including the denial of their rightful share of water and restrictions on developing water...

Job Opening: Helping Hands Coordinator / Administrative Assistant, MADRE

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Job

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organization worldwide to address issues of economic and environmental justice, women’s health, violence against women, and peace building. Since its inception in...

In Israel, Miscegenation Equals Rape

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Palestine

On Monday, Sabbar Kashur, a young Palestinian man from East Jerusalem, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for something called “rape by deception.” Apparently, Mr. Kashur had consensual sex with a Jewish Israeli woman after...

Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery - A Six Month Review

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, US Foreign Policy

Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, participants will share with members of the CBC their perspectives on how U.S. policy can best advance Haitian efforts to strengthen housing, agriculture, justice, health, gender equality and overall reconstruction initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

MADRE Presents on Colombia Before the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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

MADRE's Lisa Davis was in Geneva last week for the UN Human Rights Committee's review of Colombia's human rights record. As part of the review process, MADRE presented a shadow report that we wrote with a coalition of Colombian human...

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, US Foreign Policy

President Obama needs to hear from you--today. He needs to know that all Americans believe that the day has come for him to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Event: Born Into War - less than one week away!

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Join us on Wednesday, July 21 for Born into War: An Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda.  When:Wednesday, July 21, 20106:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: The Salt Space1160 Broadway at 27th St.Fifth...

MADRE Presents Report to UN Human Rights Committee on the Situation in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2010

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (New York): (212) 627-0444; email: media@madre.orgLisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Director (Geneva): ldavis@madre.org 

 

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MADRE Brings Gaza to the United Nations' Attention

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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

The blockade of goods to Gaza imposed by the Israeli government has had crippling effect on Palestinians, severely impacting the flow of essential supplies including food, medicine and water. Restricting supplies has led to critical decline in the water supply....

Event: Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in My Love)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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

Jewish Voice for Peace-New York Presents Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in My Love), the 2005 movie by Israeli Shai Pollack about the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle against the Wall in Bil'in.

MADRE Partner in Brazil for ECLAC's Regional Conference on Women

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, ECLAC

MADRE’s partner organization, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF/FIMI) is in Brazil to participate in the Economic Commission for Latin America's (ECLAC) eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The theme of the...

Haiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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

Violence Against Women in Haiti

Prepared for Congressional Briefing Hosted by TransAfrica ForumHaiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground Epidemic of Rapes Against Women and Girls in Haiti’s IDP CampsIn the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti,...

Video: Born Into War - Child Soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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

MADRE sister organization Taller de Vida provides life-changing support to former child soldiers and children at risk of becoming child soldiers in Colombia. Watch the video to find out more.

Job Opening: Membership Coordinator, MADRE

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Job

(previously posted as Development Assistant)MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organization worldwide to address issues of economic and environmental justice, women’s health, violence against women, and peace building. Since its inception...

Demanding a Second Chance for Colombia's Children of War

Posted on: Monday, July 12, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

The shy 14-year-old was not sure how many people she had killed. “When it was my turn to shoot someone, I always hid my face because I was afraid.” Julia (not her real name) is one of thousands of children...

Demanding Human Rights in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

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

For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country’s highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. Instead of battling one another directly, Colombia’s armed groups usually attack civilians suspected of siding with their enemy. The...

Six-Month Progress Report on MADRE's Response to the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

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

MADRE has worked in Haiti since the early 1990s. When the earthquake struck, we immediately reached out to our sister organizations. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide them with life-saving support.

Applications for grants under the Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade will be accepted between 1 July 2010 and 1 October 2010

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights

This statement was received from the United Nations Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesApplications for grants under the Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade will be accepted between 1 July 2010 and 1 October 2010 Applications for grants under...

Project Update: Emergency Aid Distribution in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Emergency Relief, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

In Guatemala, as many as 112,000 people were forced from their homes following a devastating volcanic eruption and tropical storm last month. In the communities where our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee, works, an estimated 800 homes were destroyed,...

MADRE Talking Points: Using International Law to Wage Peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helping to address a wide range of social justice concerns.  More and more, local activists are devising ways to use these international...

Take action for child soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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

All sides in Colombia's armed conflict exploit children as soldiers. Some are as young as eight years old. These children are virtual slaves, often sexually abused and forced to commit violence--even murder--so that their childhood and humanity are destroyed.The Colombian...

MADRE Member Support is a Lifeline for Zarbobo

Posted on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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

I am so pleased to be able to tell you what an important difference MADRE members have made - support for the Afghan Women's Survival Fund was a lifeline for Zarbobo, a woman who lived in fear and hunger for...

UN Women: The New UN Gender Equality Entity

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, GEAR

MADRE is pleased to announce that, through the amazing efforts of global, regional, and national networks of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform  (GEAR) Campaign, the General Assembly has agreed on its newest gender equality entity, UN Women.From today's press release:Charlotte...

Ending Sexual Violence in Haiti Requires Women's Participation

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

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

On June 30th the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a special policy dialogue on “The role of women in countries in special situations.” MADRE representatives attended this dialogue and talked with State members as well as experts on the...

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