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In Solidarity with Ferguson

Posted on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keywords: Reproductive Rights

In a world where every life is equally valued, 18-year-old Michael Brown would not have been shot and killed by police. And the failure to indict his killer, to offer at least the accountability of a trial, would be unimaginable.What...

Imagining a World Without Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Keywords: Kenya, Syria, Colombia, Iraq, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Nicaragua

What would a world without violence against women and girls look like? Imagine it... Instead of forced marriage, knowledge and education for Kenyan girls.   Instead of sexual slavery by extremist fighters, freedom and safety for women in Iraq.   Instead of recruitment as child...

Women as Peacemakers

Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Guatemala, Africa, Middle East, Peace Building, UN

Mother, sister, daughter, wife. These are words we often use to describe women. But consider these words: peacemaker, negotiator, agent of change. In fact, the world over, it’s women who are working as powerful peacemakers in their communities and countries. In...

Violence and Grave Abuses Against Iraqi Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals Reported in Two New Briefings

Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

The rising tide of violence and turmoil in Iraq poses grave threats...

UN Human Rights Committee Confronts Violations against Haitian Women and LGBT Persons

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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

Following a review of the Haitian government’s human rights record, the UN Human Rights Committee has released its Concluding Observations. In particular, the Committee noted concern for: the violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Haiti; the...

Tell US to stop opposing UN resolutions on depleted uranium

Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy, UN

The US is one of the only nations to repeatedly oppose UN resolutions that would push for research on the damaging health effects of depleted uranium in weapons, including life-threatening cancers and birth defects. Join MADRE in telling US leaders...

International Campaign Warns: No Women, No Peace In Iraq

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

As world powers deploy military missions to fight ISIL*, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is urging them prioritize ending widespread sexual violence...

Helping Women and Families Heal in Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Keywords: Palestine, Gaza, Middle East, Women's Health, Emergency Relief, Reproductive Rights

When we called for help responding to the emergency in Gaza, you answered. Thank you. You made it possible for us to bring urgent aid to women and families there, through our partners at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. Eight weeks of deadly...

Breaking the gridlock of climate change negotiations: learning from allies

Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2014

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

An empowered civil society is itself an enforcement mechanism of human rights, transforming the human rights system from a legalistic framework into a powerful tool for social change. The climate justice movement is well placed to make use of this...

Open Letter on Women's Rights in Iraq - Please Sign

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted Resolution S-22/1 sponsored by more than 100 states calling for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to dispatch an eleven-person mission to Iraq to investigate human rights violations...

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