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May 2013

Q & A on the War in Syria

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

For more than two years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war.  Urgent concern for the millions of Syrians caught in the crisis should...

Moving Women's Rights from Paper to Practice in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Posted on: Sunday, May 26, 2013

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

The locations may differ, but the stories are terribly similar. Armed intruders break into a woman’s home and threaten her life for speaking out against human rights violations. Women band together in defense of a friend facing violence from her...

Interview with President of CHIRAPAQ

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of our Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ, was recently interviewed about Voice for Justice, her radio program for Indigenous Peoples in Peru.  In her recent interview, Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, noted that Indigenous Peoples in Peru are not...

Affront to Justice: Rios Montt Guilty Verdict Annulled

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE denounces the ruling by Guatemala's Constitutional Court, annulling the May 10 verdict that found former dictator Efraín Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, targeted against the Indigenous Ixil People.  Over 100 people testified about the brutal violence...

Send a Message to Celebrate Palestinian and Israeli Midwives!

Posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

As an anniversary gift, I brought the midwives bracelets! All over the world, women are denied their fundamental reproductive rights. From a lack of basic health check-ups to scarce family planning services, this is the reality too many women face.  In places...

An Open Letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

The international human rights community has been watching for months as former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was brought to trial, thirty years after he led a genocide against Guatemala’s Indigenous Ixil Peoples. We at MADRE were watching when the courtroom...

Mothers Fight Back

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Latin America, Africa

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and like many of you, I will spend it at home with my family. I’m looking forward to the home-made cards and presents from my kids, and maybe the great gift of sleeping in an...

How Not to End the War in Syria

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

As the war engulfing Syria worsens, the Obama Administration must prioritize the needs of civilians and resist the growing pressure for military intervention. Diplomacy and increased humanitarian aid are what’s needed now to alleviate suffering and build peace.  Syrians are facing...

An Oil Miller for Zenab

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Sudan

Our partners at Zenab for Women in Development recently shared with us that the women of Women Farmers Unite are working hard to obtain oil mill machinery in order to process their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Oil is extracted...

Photo Update from MUIXIL

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala

Thanks to your generous support, MADRE was recently able to send funds to MUIXIL in support of their programming with local, Indigenous Ixil women. The donation went towards maintaining the chicken farming project, organizing a human rights training, and holding...

Testimonials from CHIRAPAQ

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keywords: Peru

We recently received a report from CHIRAPAQ, our sister organization in Peru, sharing updates on the radio program they run with Indigenous communities. The radio is used as a means to share information on health, domestic violence, women’s political participation,...

Minou's Story

Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Keywords: Haiti

In our last update, we shared with you that KOFAVIV launched Saturday workshops for young teenage girls at risk of sexual exploitation. MADRE Program Coordinator Sahita Pierre-Antoine was recently in Haiti visiting our sisters at KOFAVIV. She brought back...

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