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March 2013

Update on Support for Iraqi Children

Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

There is a generation of children growing up in Iraq who have known nothing but war. And in Haweeja, one small town, their bodies bear the signs of conflict. But together, we can help create health and healing.   For years, US soldiers...

10 Years Since the US Invasion of Iraq: An Interactive Timeline

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

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A Decade of Occupation for Iraqi Women

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, only one of the straw-man arguments for going to war remains standing: “We did it for democracy and women’s rights." And yet we hear the same thing again and again from women in...

MADRE and Partners in Iraq Speak Out on 10th Anniversary of Invasion

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

In an op-ed published today, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind and Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) spoke jointly about the decade of occupation and its impact on women’s rights: 

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Statement of Feminist and Women's Organizations on the Very Alarming Trends in the Negotiations of the Outcome Document of the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Posted on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Keywords: United Nations

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals across the globe, are again concerned that the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is wavering in its commitment to advance women’s human rights as demonstrated in the constant negotiation of...

Hugo Chavez, Presente

Posted on: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Keywords: Latin America

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, has died, losing his battle to cancer after most recently winning re-election in October 2012. He was first elected in 1998, gathering massive popular support from people frustrated and marginalized by the hold of elites onto...

MADRE and Partners Pledge to Keep Girls Safe in Kenya

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Elections

MADRE and their partners at the Indigenous Information Network in Kenya have pledged to keep open five shelters to accommodate young girls during the elections on March 4 and beyond, if necessary.


Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: United Nations

From March 4 to 15, the UN hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a convening of governments and civil society. The discussions in these two weeks are meant to move forward an international agenda on gender equality...

Elections in Kenya

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Peace Building

Five years after election-related violence result in the deaths of 1,000 people, Kenya faces another presidential election. MADRE is working closely with our partners there to monitor the situation and to help protect communities against further violence.  Below are resources on...

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