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August 2010

MADRE Still Needs Helping Hands Interns for Fall!

Posted on: Monday, August 30, 2010

Keywords: Job

Know someone who needs a great internship?

Pakistan: Relief from the Floods, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, August 30, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Here is an update on MADRE and Shirkat Gah flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

Iraq: MADRE Partner Discusses the Withdrawal of US Troops

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

MADRE Partner Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) was on Democracy Now! earlier this week to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and what that means for the Iraqi people.A note from Yanar:There...

Pakistan: The Disaster, and the Way Out

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Asia

This statement was put out by Labour Party Pakistan (Karachi), National Trade Union Federation.Contact: ntufpak@gmail.com The recent floods represent the worst disaster in Pakistan’s history. The country has been devastated from the Northern Areas to its Southern tip. The State, stripped...

Take Action: Don't Let the Taliban Benefit from the Flood Crisis - Send More Aid to Pakistan

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Lack of aid to Pakistan could have dire effects for women and girls.

Update: Pakistan Flooding

Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Yesterday, we asked for your help responding to the flooding in Pakistan. We're getting new information from our friends at Shirkat Gah all the time. Here is an update on the situation.

Event Update: Salt of This Sea - SUHEIR HAMMAD at Quad Cinema TONIGHT for Q and A, 7:30 p.m.

Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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

Cannes 2008 Selection, SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr),  EXTENDED WEEK IN NYC:** SUHEIR HAMMAD IN PERSON THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 7:30 SCREENING  **Exclusive Engagement at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th St, near Union Square)SHOWTIMES THURSDAY, AUGUST 19: ...

Event Update: Salt of This Sea Still in Theaters!

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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

There's still time to see Salt of This Sea!

Women in Pakistan need you

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Monsoon flooding has devastated over a quarter of the land in Pakistan, including its agricultural heartland and remote mountainous areas.  The Pakistani government estimates that 20 million people will be affected by this disaster, and 3.5 million children are at...

Kenya: Conserving Water, Saving Lives

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is working with our partner in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), to support the Kilgoris Girls' School. Together, we are providing young girls with a safe space where they can grow and learn without fear of a forced marriage.

Take Action: Stop the Displacement of the Afro-Colombian Community La Toma!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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

If the Colombian government does not change its mind, tomorrow the 1052 families that make up the Afro-Colombian community La Toma will be evicted from the land that they have lived on for almost 400 years. We cannot let this happen. Take action today!

Take Action: Urge Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to remove Uribe from panel on Gaza flotilla

Posted on: Monday, August 16, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Colombia, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, UN, Peace Building

The following is an alert from Colombia Support network. Please see below for information on how to take action regarding the appointment of Alvaro Uribe-Velez to the UN's panel of inquiry into the Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian flotilla.

Photos: MADRE Partners in Haiti Organize Sit-In

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy

Early yesterday morning, MADRE partner and grassroots Haitian women's organizations KOFAVIV and FAVILEK organized a sit-in at the Haitian national palace to demand shelter for earthquake survivors and action to end the gender-based violence that is so common in the camps.

Event: Salt of this Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) Opens Friday, August 13th in New York City

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

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

Join us for SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), this Friday, August 13, in New York City.

US Congressional Black Caucus Hears from Haitian Civil-Society Leaders

Posted on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Human Rights Advocacy, Haiti, Earthquake, Economic Justice

MADRE was part of the group that enabled Haitian civil-society members, including Loune Viaud of MADRE partner organizations Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health, to testify before the Congressional Black Caucus on July 27. This is the first time Haitian...

COHI's First Annual Women's Health Care Summit a Success

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Keywords: Event, Women's Health

Below is an update from Circle of Health International (COHI) about their First Annual Women's Health Summit in June. MADRE Policy & Communications Director Yifat Susskind spoke at the event (pictured below on the left-hand side).1st Summit Success!COHI’s First Annual...

UN Agencies Listen to Grassroots Haitian Women's Organizations

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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

Two weeks ago, MADRE's Lisa Davis and Diana Duarte traveled to Haiti to meet with our partners from KOFAVIV. While there, they visited one of the camps where our partner organization KOFAVIV is working, distributed supplies to the women in...

UN urges greater protection of the world's Indigenous communities

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigeous Rights

The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples."The world's Indigenous peoples have preserved a vast amount of humanity's cultural history. Indigenous Peoples speak a majority of the world's languages, and have...

Event: International Day of the World's Indigenous People at the UN

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights

This is an event being held at the UN today in observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Please note that only people with a valid UN grounds pass will be able to attend. You are hereby invited...

Take Action: Demand Withdrawal of US Troops from Colombia

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

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

The following is an alert from our friends at SOA Watch. Take action to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Colombia below. A group of nine SOA Watch activists is currently in Colombia to confront the escalation of U.S. policy...

Indigenous Peruvian Students Travel to Vermont for Cultural Exchange

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This summer, MADRE is worked with the Carving Studio Sculpture Center in Vermont and our Peruvian partner, CHIRAPAQ, to facilitate the second half of the Sixth Stone Carving Workshop for adolescents from Indigenous communities in Ayacucho. In January of this...

Take Action: Sign on for peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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

Join MADRE in signing on to this letter from Alliance for Global Justice: Send a letter to new President Santos!Dear Friend, In the final week of Alvaro Uribe's Colombian presidency, Colombia continues to generate a regional crisis in South America....

Ensuring Human Rights in Colombia: Concluding Observations from the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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

Following MADRE’s Shadow Report on Colombia and presentation at the UN Human Rights Committee last month, the Committee released its observations to the Colombian state. In the observations, the Committee expressed its deep concern at the persistence of serious human...

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