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March 2012

Adrienne Rich: Presente!

Posted on: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Keywords: Activist

MADRE mourns the death of pioneering feminist poet Adrienne Rich.

Say NO to Safeguarding "Traditional Values" at the Expense of Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Keywords:

Together women's rights organizations oppose any re-opening of negotiations on already established international agreements on women's human rights.

Demanding Women's Human Rights in Guatemala: At a Glance

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Indigenous women, women in prisons and women working in maquilas face widespread abuses in Guatemala.

Project Update: Blankets and Coats for Afghan Children

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, relief

Read a project update about MADRE's relief work in Afghanistan.

LGBT Rights Upheld in Historic Inter-American Court Ruling

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy

This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.

Midwives for Peace: A New Ultrasound Machine for Palestinian Midwives!

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

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

An update from MADRE's partner organization, Midwives for Peace.

World Water Day 2012

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Water Rights

Join us today and help create a world with clean water for all.

Event: Howland Concert, Sunday, March 25

Posted on: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keywords: Event

Join MADRE and the NAACP for an afternoon of women's drama, words and music.

Indigenous Woman Testifies Before Human Rights Committee On Guatemala Human Rights Record

Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Today, Ana Ceto Chávez of Muixil in Guatemala, will testify before the UN Human Rights Committee.

US Pastor Sued for Inciting Violence against Gay Community in Uganda

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights

A lawsuit accuses evangelist Scott Lively of fostering anti-gay panic in Uganda.

From Congo to Colombia: Extending the International Criminal Court's Landmark Child Soldiers Verdict

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

Today, the International Criminal Court issued its first ever verdict.

MADRE Applauds Conviction of Guatemalan Soldier; Urges Conviction of Former Dictator Ríos Montt

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

Pedro Pimentel Rios sentenced to 6,060 years for rights abuses in Guatemala.

Report and Panel Discussion on Rise of Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012

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

UN panel discussion highlights rise of sexual exploitation in Haiti, detailed in MADRE report

MADRE Denounces Killing of 16 Afghan Civilians by US Soldier

Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy

Yesterday’s shooting of 16 civilians, including three women and nine children, marks yet another atrocity in the US war on Afghanistan. As news emerges that a US soldier broke into three homes near his military base to carry out the...

The International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) Announces New Director Otilia Lux de Coti.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Indigenous Rights, UN

Read the following congratulatory statement from MADRE's sister organization, FIMI.

Videos from Our Partners

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: International Women's Day, Women's Human Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Sudan, Nicaragua

Celebrate International Women's Day with videos from our partners in Kenya, Nicaragua and Sudan.

Happy International Women's Day!

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: International Women's Day, Women's Human Rights

Join MADRE in celebrating International Women's Day.

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant/Helping Hands Coordinator

Posted on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Keywords: Job

MADRE is hiring an Administrative Assistant/Helping Hands Coordinator.

Photo Update from MADRE at CSW

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Keywords: Events, CSW, UN

Check out photos of MADRE staff members and partners from the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

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