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July 2011

Women Pave the Path toward a Sustainable Future

Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Kenya

It is easy to feel hopeless about the fate of our planet when we think about the inter-related crises of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, pollution, deforestation, fossil fuel consumption and more.

Grassroots Women Mobilizing Support for Survivors of Famine

Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

An update from our partner organization, Womankind Kenya

Coalition Calls for the Immediate Release of Iranian Women Human Rights Defender

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Iran, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE endorses the call for Iranian authorities to release Maryam Bahreman.

A Blueprint for Ending Sexual Violence after Disaster

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Human Rights Avocacy

After disaster, women face an increased risk of violence, including rape and sexual assault

A Visit to Our Sister Organization in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

This week, MADRE staff is in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV to develop our work together.

A New Era for Women in Sudan: A Q&A with Yifat Susskind and Fatima Ahmed

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

Earlier this month, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. To gather information about this historic occasion for MADRE members, and about what it means for women and their communities, MADRE’s Executive Director Yifat Susskind spoke with...

Help Survivors of the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Our partners in Kenya are mobilizing urgently to give life-saving aid to people suffering in the famine in East Africa.

Despite Barriers, Palestinian and Israeli Midwives Join to Defend Women's Health

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

Palestinian and Israeli midwives refuse to be enemies.

Video: Yanar Mohammed Thanks MADRE Supporters

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Human Rights Advocacy, Middle East

Watch this message from Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq to MADRE supporters.

MADRE Members Supply Anti-Cholera Kits for Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Women's Health

Your support is already helping Haitians to survive regular, torrential rains.

Video: Iraqi Women Protesters Continue to Face Sexual Harassment

Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building

MADRE's partner organization, OWFI, appeared on Al Jazeera this week to talk about their continuing protests.

How a Chicken Can Send a Girl to School

Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin American and the Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

Since 2007, MADRE has supported a women's chicken farming project in the rural highlands of Guatemala.

MADRE Signs on to Letter Urging Halt to Haiti Deportations

Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean

In January and April of this year, MADRE signed on to a petition calling on the US government to halt deportations to Haiti until conditions in the country had significantly improved. Despite these efforts, deportations continue. Scores...

MADRE Mourns the Death of Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral

Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Activist, Peace Building

Facundo Cabral is remembered as a teacher and a voice of protest.

MADRE Encourages Peace in Aftermath of Sudan Split

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

As we witness the creation of new state, MADRE calls for an end to violence and the inclusion of women's voices as both countries chart their paths forward.

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