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February 2011

Project Update from Haiti: Human Rights Advocacy Training for Grassroots Women

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

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

Read the second part of the update on MADRE's recent trip to Haiti.

Haiti Update: Visiting KOFAVIV: A Refuge for Rape Survivors

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

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

Read part one of the update on MADRE's recent trip to Haiti.

Open Letter to Michelle Bachelet on the Launch of UN Women

Posted on: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Keywords: United Nations

Today, we attain a new milestone. As UN Women sets forth, it must be a powerful voice for global women's rights.

Letter to the New York Times on Afghan Women's Shelters

Posted on: Saturday, February 19, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan

Afghan women's shelters are a crucial refuge for women escaping brutal violence - and these shelters are under siege.

Vote for MADRE in the Third Annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is proud to announce some exciting news! We have been nominated for the Third Annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards, which recognizes advances in international law for women’s human rights.  This incredible honor acknowledges our recent victory, when the Inter-American...

Pressing Reset on the Afghanistan Debate: Toward Ending the War and Upholding Women's Rights

Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combatting Violence Against Women

This week, policy circles have been buzzing with the news of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s appointment of Marc Grossman, a career diplomat and former US Ambassador to Turkey, as the new special envoy to Afghanistan and...

MADRE Congratulates the People of Egypt

Posted on: Friday, February 11, 2011

Keywords: Egypt, US Policy

 MADRE congratulates the pro-democracy protesters in Egypt. After 18 days of protests, the people of Egypt have finally achieved their goal of bring an end to the 30 year reign of Hosni Mubarak. Shortly after 11am this morning, President Hosni...

MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind Blogs about her Trip to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 3, 2011

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

MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind is keeping us informed about her first work trip to Haiti through the myMADRE Blog. She updates us on the current atmosphere in Port-au-Prince, and shares her experiences visiting with MADRE's sister organization KOFAVIV, meeting...

Messages of Solidarity and Protection for the Demonstrators of Egypt from MADRE's Partner in Iraq

Posted on: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Egypt

MADRE's sister organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), responds to...

Demanding Democracy in Egypt

Posted on: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Keywords: US Policy

Millions gathered today in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in a nearly unprecedented act of defiance.  Popular protests that began just a week ago have accelerated into a movement not seen in a generation, calling for an end to the...

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