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April 2011

Detained Youth Activist Released in Iraq as Protests Continue

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

MADRE received the great news from our partner in Iraq, Yanar Mohammed, that Firas Ali, one of the pro-democracy youth activists who had been detained, was finally released yesterday. Firas Ali and Alaa Nabil, both activists affiliated with MADRE's...

Event: "The Way We See It"

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011

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

Announcing an upcoming exhibition of Haitian women's photography, opening in New York on the evening of April 28th.

Take Action: Help Stop Deadly Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

MADRE urges the US government to halt deportations of Haitian people.

On Earth Day and Every Day, Women Protect the Planet

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Sudan, Nicaragua, Kenya, Earth Day

MADRE's sisters are on the cutting edge of sustainable alternatives to climate change and environmental degradation.

Event: A Dialogue On Feminist Peace Activism in the Midst of Conflict

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, US Foriegn Policy

This event will bring the perspectives of women so often absent from the discourse on the Israeli / Palestinian conflict.

Take Action: Join the "To Gaza With Love" Letters Campaign

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

Write a letter and join this collective action of friendship with the Palestinian people.

No More Arrests and Torture of Demonstrators in Iraq: Release Youth Activist Firas Ali

Posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

We just received a statement from Yanar Mohammed, President of our partner in Iraq, condemning the torture of youth activists.

Project Update: Expanding Access to Safe Water for Indigenous Women in Kenya

Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

Ongoing drought in Kenya has put millions of people at risk of hunger and starvation. For women who play a primary role in securing clean water for their families, these severe droughts create new burdens. MADRE partners with the Indigenous...

Video: Pro-Democracy Activists in Iraq Under Threat

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

A conversation with Yanar Mohammed about threats facing Iraqi protesters.

Take Action: Tell Congress to Block US Ground Troops from Libya

Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keywords: Libya, Middle East, US Foreign Policy

Tell your representative to support an initiative that would prevent Congress from funding ground troop presence in Libya.

Don't Let NATO Chill the Arab Spring

Posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, US Policy

MADRE stands with the people of Libya fighting for democracy and an end to repressive government.

MADRE Mourns the Death of Juliano Mer-Khamis

Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Middle East, Activist

MADRE joins many in mourning the death of Juliano Mer-Khamis, an activist who used theater to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. He co-founded and directed the Freedom Theater of Jenin, reaching out to the young generation...

Gender-Based Violence Against Haitian Women & Girls in Internal Displacement Camps

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

MADRE submitted this report to the UN Human Rights Council, in preparation for a review of human rights in Haiti in October 2011. To download a pdf version of this report in its entirety, click here.  1. This...

Letter Asking Obama to Veto Clean Air Act Rollbacks

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Today, MADRE signed this letter to President Obama, asking him to veto the Clean Air Act rollbacks. You can sign the letter by clicking here.  Dear Mr. President, The Clean Air Act provides powerful, cost-effective, and proven tools to combat...

Call to End the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

MADRE has signed on to this letter to the United Nations from feminist and human rights networks and organizations.Ms. Navi PillayUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsMs. Margaret SekaggyaUnited Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights DefendersMs. Rashida...

Call to Action: Mobilize against the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

This call to action comes to MADRE from JustAssociatesIn the last few months, violence in Honduras has reached new heights. Security forces are violently and indiscriminately suppressing human rights organizing and protesters. Women and women human rights defenders have been...

La Belle Vie Honors MADRE

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Event, Guatemala

Last week, La Belle Vie Salon & Spa in Montclair, NJ celebrated their two-year anniversary. To celebrate, Nonna Pekarev, owner of La Belle Vie Salon & Spa, honored us with a fabulous raffle and donated the proceeds to MADRE. She...

New York Times Editorial Shines a Light on Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Today, the New York Times published an editorial about the crisis of sexual violence in the displacement camps in Haiti and about the work of our sister organization, KOFAVIV, to offer urgent care to rape survivors. We applaud the New...

Take Action: Save Iman al-Obeidi

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Libya, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

This petition, calling for the Turkish government to take action and save Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman dragged away after reporting her rape by Qaddafi security forces to foreign journalists, comes to us from Avaaz.org.Last Saturday, a young woman lawyer...

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