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October 2011

The 99% Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Kenya, Economic Justice, US Foreign Policy

The protesters on Wall Street know what they want. It's the same thing that the rest of the global 99% wants...

Emergency & Disaster Relief Fund: Flooding in Central America

Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Latin America, Women's Health

MADRE's sister organizations in Nicaragua and Guatemala are reeling from the flooding that has swept through Central America. They are mobilizing to save lives in their communities—and you can help.The flooding, triggered by relentless torrential rain, has killed...

Highlights of MADRE Accomplishments

Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011


2011: A Year of Transformations

Job Opening: Senior Grant Writer

Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

Keywords: Job

MADRE is hiring a Senior Grant Writer.

Iraq Withdrawal Does Not Mean the War Is Over

Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.

MADRE Celebrates the Three Year Anniversary of the Al Mousawat Radio Project

Posted on: Wednesday, October 19, 2011


October 18, 2011, marked the third anniversary of the Al Mousawat radio project, a pioneering radio initiative founded by MADRE partner organization OWFI. In celebration of Al Mousawat Radio's success, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind and Program Director Natalia Caruso...

The Nanyori Shelter Network (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011


MADRE is helping support the Nanyori Shelter Network, a group of six shelters in Kenya that feed and care for hundreds of girls who have escaped genital mutilation and forced early marriage. Created by the Indigenous Information Network, MADRE's sister...

MADRE and the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq Denounce Attack on Activist

Posted on: Monday, October 17, 2011


On September 30, Aya Al Lamie, an activist from the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq was detained, kidnapped and tortured for several hours for her involvment in organizing pro-democracy protests in Iraq. In condemnation of such acts of...

Women Spinning Life: A Place for My Home

Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Women's Human Rights

We just received an update from our sister organization LIMPAL in Colombia, and we want to share the news with you. LIMPAL is a community-based women’s organization working to promote social justice for women who have been...

Tracing MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy for Haitian Women

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

Our human rights advocacy strategy helps amplify the priorities of Haitian women for safety, basic services and more. Here's how.

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement Revisited: Just Say No!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Free Trade, South America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy

Today, Congress is preparing to vote on a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia that was signed—but not ratified— in 2006 by then-Presidents George W. Bush and Alvaro Uribe.  Today’s passage of the agreement would end almost five years of negotiations...

Haitian Women's Rights Activists Demand an End to Sexual Violence

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

Today, the demand of Haitian women's rights activists for an end to violations of their human rights will be heard at the United Nations in Geneva.

Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, women's human rights, Us foreign policy, combating violence against women

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Often overlooked is the experience of Afghan women since the beginning of the U.S invasion.  Below are some resources for those who would...

MADRE Endorses Mobilization of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Posted on: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Keywords: Activism, New York, Labor, Poverty, Guatemala, Iraq, Sudan

MADRE stands with the thousands of protesters who have occupied Wall Street and with their allies worldwide.

Midwives for Peace Come Together in Friendship

Posted on: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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

An update from MADRE sister organization Midwives for Peace

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