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Al Mousawat Radio Reopens!

Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

Since our last update OWFI has continued their tireless efforts in demanding equality and empowering women across Iraq. We are thrilled to announce that OWFI was able to reopen their radio station, Al Mousawat (Equality) Radio! The station was shut...

The Declaration from the Fifth Annual Forum on Indigenous Women of the Wangki

Posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013


We meet in this fifth forum to strongly say: No to any form of violence against women from Wangki. No more suffering, no more death for women and girls.

Report Released Today - From Forced Sterilization to Forced Psychiatry: Violations of the Human Rights of Women with Disabilities and Transgender Persons in Colombia

Posted on: Monday, September 30, 2013

Keywords: Colombia

Today, human rights organizations submitted a joint shadow report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). The report titled, From Forced Sterilization to Forced Psychiatry: Violations of the Human Rights of Women with...

Three Questions for You and President Obama

Posted on: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

There’s still time to make your voice heard. Say NO to bombing Syria and YES to a peaceful, democratic solution. Here’s how: Email your representatives in the House and in the Senate. Make a phone call. Dial the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to...

Photo update from Muixil

Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Food Sovereignty

In June, we were very happy to let you know that MADRE and Muixil’s chicken farming project was expanding to three new communities, reaching 50 new women participants! And thanks to your continued support, we have even more great news...

No US War on Syria: Talks, Not Bombs, Needed in Response to Chemical Attacks

Posted on: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East

Evidence has emerged of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war, with hundreds of people killed and thousands injured. Any attack on civilians is a war crime, and MADRE unequivocally denounces the use of chemical weapons by...

Shots Fired at Haitian Human Rights Defender's Home

Posted on: Monday, August 26, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Violence Against Women, Women's Human Rights Defenders

Violence escalates against KOFAVIV founder and 2012 CNN Hero.

Education is a universal human right

Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

In its recent issue of Nomadic News, MADRE sister organization the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) wrote about the importance of education for girls from nomadic and pastoral communities. Education is a universal human right, and yet many girls face barriers...

Midwifery in War-Time: Delivering Babies and More

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

In times of conflict, people facing violence and displacement urgently need essentials like shelter, water and food. However, when dealing with the challenge of providing for people’s most basic needs, too often aid agencies overlook the unique ways in which...

Nuestras Voces al Infinito

Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

This past month, our sister organization CHIRAPAQ released Nuestras Voces al Infinito, a short film exploring the lives of two Indigenous women who are making a difference in their communities as radio broadcasters for Voice for Justice. Leónidas is a...

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