Articles with keyword "Combating Violence Against Women"
Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014
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...
Posted on: Friday, June 27, 2014
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...
Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014
This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes
Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012
MADRE Partner Recognized for Work with Survivors of Sexual Assault
Posted on: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
As the leaders of the 8 largest economies prepare to meet, MADRE demands an end to business-as-usual policies.
Posted on: Monday, May 7, 2012
Read a press release from our friends at the Nobel Women's Initiative announcing the launch of the Campaign to Stop Rape.
Posted on: Monday, March 12, 2012
UN panel discussion highlights rise of sexual exploitation in Haiti, detailed in MADRE report
Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Two years after the Haiti earthquake, MADRE releases a report on sexual exploitation.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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.
Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2011
Today, MADRE learned that pro-democracy activists who gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square were brutally attacked by un-uniformed forces.
Posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2011
MADRE's work combating violence against women in Haiti was among the winners of the annual Gender Justice Uncovered Awards.
Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This Friday, MADRE and KOFAVIV will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on the crisis of rape in Haiti.
Posted on: Friday, February 18, 2011
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...
Posted on: Monday, January 10, 2011
A new report, entitled Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape, is released today
Posted on: Thursday, January 6, 2011
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.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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
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.
Posted on: Friday, October 15, 2010
Help us raise $75,000 by December 1!
Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMADRE: Rights, Resources, and Results for Women WorldwideContact: Diana Duarte, Media Coordinator (Haiti), firstname.lastname@example.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...
Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2009
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
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...
Posted on: Friday, March 2, 2007
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...
Posted on: Sunday, December 10, 2006
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...
Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2006
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 1, 2001
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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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Iraqi government 'likely complicit' in persecution of LGBT community (The Guardian, November 19, 2014)
LGBT Iraqis face 'imminent risk of death' under Islamic State (Washington Blade, November 19, 2014)
Iraq: "When Coming Out is a Death Sentence" (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, November 19, 2014)
The World's Obsession With Schoolgirls As Victims, And Why It's Putting Them In Danger (Think Progress, November 9, 2014)
Forbidden Talk - Prostitution in the Middle East (Levant TV, October 7, 2014)