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Articles with keyword "Combating Violence Against Women"

Honor LGBT Voices Worldwide

Posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014

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

This weekend, activists and allies of the LGBT community will be celebrating Pride. It’s a joyous moment, recognizing the progress that advocates have made in advancing the human rights of LGBT people. It’s also a time to honor the ongoing...

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

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

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...

Haitian Anti-Rape Activist Malya Villard-Appolon Honored as CNN Hero

Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012

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

MADRE Partner Recognized for Work with Survivors of Sexual Assault

MADRE Demands a Women's Human Rights Agenda for the G8

Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

As the leaders of the 8 largest economies prepare to meet, MADRE demands an end to business-as-usual policies.

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict

Posted on: Monday, May 7, 2012

Keywords: Event, Combating Violence Against Women

Read a press release from our friends at the Nobel Women's Initiative announcing the launch of the Campaign to Stop Rape.

Report and Panel Discussion on Rise of Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Avocacy, UN

UN panel discussion highlights rise of sexual exploitation in Haiti, detailed in MADRE report

Press Release: Groups Release Report Analyzing Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Avocacy

Two years after the Haiti earthquake, MADRE releases a report on sexual exploitation.

Haitian Women's Rights Activists Demand an End to Sexual Violence

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Avocacy, UN

Today, the demand of Haitian women's rights activists for an end to violations of their human rights will be heard at the United Nations in Geneva.

Iraqi Human Rights Activists Are Sexually Assaulted and Beaten

Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building

Today, MADRE learned that pro-democracy activists who gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square were brutally attacked by un-uniformed forces.

Award Presented for International Ruling on Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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

MADRE's work combating violence against women in Haiti was among the winners of the annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards.

Gender-Based Violence Against Haitian Women & Girls in Internal Displacement Camps

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

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

MADRE submitted this report to the UN Human Rights Council, in preparation for a review of human rights in Haiti in October 2011. To download a pdf version of this report in its entirety, click here.  1. This...

International Human Rights Hearing on Rape Epidemic in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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

This Friday, MADRE and KOFAVIV will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the crisis of rape in Haiti.

Vote for MADRE in the Third Annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is proud to announce some exciting news! We have been nominated for the Third Annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards, which recognizes advances in international law for women’s human rights.  This incredible honor acknowledges our recent victory, when the Inter-American...

One-Year Report Released on Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, January 10, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

A new report, entitled Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape, is released today

IACHR Sets Recommendations for Haitian Government to Address Sexual Violence in IDP Camps

Posted on: Thursday, January 6, 2011

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

A group of human rights advocates and attorneys call on the Haitian government to take immediate steps to prevent sexual violence against Haitian women and girls.

Statement By UN Women Leader Michelle Bachelet on International Day on Violence Against Women

Posted on: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keywords: UN, Combating Violence Against Women

To end violence against women, we must all unite.

Human Rights Groups File Legal Petition on Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Camps for Displaced in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Today, a group of advocates and attorneys for displaced women in Haiti submitted a petition calling for urgent action to confront an epidemic of sexual violence in the camps for displaced people.

Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Help us raise $75,000 by December 1!

MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (Haiti), media@madre.org, 917-477-3977Yifat Susskind, Policy and Communications Director (New York), 212-627-0444MADRE to Present Findings on Rapes in Camps to Officials in HaitiTuesday, July 27, 2010-Port-au-Prince, Haiti...

A Step Forward: Survivors of Domestic Violence Now Eligible for Asylum in the US

Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2009

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Mexico

With a recent court filing in the case of a woman from Mexico seeking asylum in the US, the Obama Administration has signaled a shift in immigration law to make it possible for women survivors of severe domestic and sexual...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women to the Peruvian Government

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

By Tarcila Rivera Zea, member of MADRE's Network of Experts Partial translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionLima, May 13, 2009To: Alan Garcia Perez, President of the Republic of PeruJavier Velasques Quesquen,  President of the Congress of...

Stand for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Calls for the Adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesOn September 13, the UN General Assembly will decide whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration establishes a framework for...

MADRE Releases Report on Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

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

March 6, 2007—New York—MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, announces the publication of a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion. The report, Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference and Panel Discussion on March 6, 2007

Posted on: Friday, March 2, 2007

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

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq Report Release: Press Conference and Panel Discussion The following event has been organized as part of the 51st United Nations Commission on the Status of...

Human Rights Day 2006: MADRE's Partners Confront Violence against Women and Girls

Posted on: Sunday, December 10, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Kenya, Haiti, Colombia

December 10, 2006—New York—On Human Rights Day, and at the close of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, emphasizes the imperative to combat violence against women and girls worldwide. In partnership...

Nicaraguan Assembly Passes Therapeutic Abortion Ban

Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

October 26, 2006—New York—The Nicaraguan National Assembly voted (52-0) today to outlaw therapeutic abortion in Nicaragua. While abortion in most cases in Nicaragua is already illegal, for over 100 years, Nicaragua's penal code has...

A MADRE Interview with Noam Chomsky

Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's Communications Director, Yifat Susskind, interviews Noam Chomsky about the World Conference Against Racism, US policy in Colombia, Bush's militarization of outer space and more.August 2001

MADRE: What do you see as the significance of the UN World Conference Against Racism...

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