Press Releases

Report Release: Syrian Women and the Peace Process

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, UN

This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes

Indigenous women petition for the SDGs to reflect their perspectives

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords:

We consider it is essential to include national and international policies and funding to achieve equal opportunities

ECMIA Declares Commitment to the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Latin American Caribbean. Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing

Indigenous women request UN to nominate a facilitator for world-level meeting

Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice

Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an indigenous delegate

Indigenous women request states to adopt an economic system that respects Nature

Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

The presence of extractive industries on land belonging to indigenous peoples has degenerated into a state of systematic violence against women

MADRE Joins Campaign for the Inclusion of Women in Syrian Peace Negotiations

Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

Ahead of official peace talks to end the war in Syria, women peace activists are convening in Switzerland as part of a global campaign, Women Lead to Peace. The campaign calls for an immediate ceasefire, the increase of humanitarian aid...

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...

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.

Women Speak Out: No Arms for Syrian Rebels

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Violence Against Women, US Policy

MADRE spoke out today to oppose the Obama Administration's decision to send arms to Syrian opposition forces.

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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