Articles with keyword "Environmental Justice"
Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Today, world leaders will attend a United Nations climate summit to present proposals to reduce emissions.
Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing
Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an indigenous delegate
Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014
The presence of extractive industries on land belonging to indigenous peoples has degenerated into a state of systematic violence against women
Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
MADRE partners organize around UN summit.
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: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Help us draft a new G8 Agenda that upholds women's human rights worldwide.
Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2011
MADRE underscores that prioritizing the expertise of grassroots women worldwide is critical to addressing climate change while upholding human rights
Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This week, the United Nations declared that the famine in East Africa has spread to a sixth region in Somalia.
Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011
Learn more about water rights worldwide through MADRE's projects and publications.
Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today, MADRE signed this letter to President Obama, asking him to veto the Clean Air Act rollbacks. You can sign the letter by clicking here. Dear Mr. President, The Clean Air Act provides powerful, cost-effective, and proven tools to combat...
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...
Haitian Women's Rights Activist Leaves Camp for Displaced People to Testify before the UN Human Rights Council
Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010
**Additional information will be presented at a press meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 9:45 am, in the Library of Press Room 2, Palais des Nations (Main UN Building in Geneva, Avenue de la Paix)**
US Delegation Finds Inadequate Response and "Victim-Blaming" Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps
Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010
Lawyers collect rape survivor accounts and plan legal strategy LAWYER’S EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE NETWORK For Immediate Release May 17, 2010Contacts: Marie St. Cyr, Board Member & Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Fellow, MADRE(212) 627-0444, email@example.com Blaine Bookey, Institute for Justice &...
Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010
As donor nations gather in New York this week for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation. To amplify their call, a ...
Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010
In advance of a crucial donors' conference on Haiti, 300 organizations today joined together and submitted a two-page letter of principles to participating states. MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, participated in this...
Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti, and thousands are...
Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2008
October 16, 2008—New York, NY—Today, MADRE joins with its sister organizations to recognize World Food Day and to decry the rising numbers of people suffering from hunger. As the food crisis continues to rage across the globe, it has only...
Haiti Slammed by Four Severe Storms; Women's Organization Launches Emergency Response with Local Groups
Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008
September 8, 2008-New York, NY-With the impact of Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Haiti has been hit by four severe storms in less than four weeks. The most recent heavy flooding has killed another 50 people, pushing the death toll...
Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2008
July 7, 2008—New York, NY—As the Group of 8 (G8) nations today begin their three-day summit in Toyako, Japan, MADRE issued an open letter to world leaders emphasizing that upholding women's human rights is key to resolving the global food...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008
July 1, 2008—New York, NY—Next Monday, as the G8 gathering of the world's wealthiest countries begins, devising solutions to the food crisis raging across the planet will be high on the agenda. Today, MADRE and four of its sister organizations...
Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008
We are working to meet immediate needs for food, create local, sustainable solutions to hunger, and demand new economic policies that recognize that food is not a commodity, but a human right. MADRE is working through our Emergency and...
Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008
June 5, 2008—New York, NY—Today, as more than 40 world leaders gathered in Rome wrap up a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, emphasizes that small-scale women farmers should be central...
Posted on: Friday, November 30, 2007
November 30, 2007—New York, NY—In preparation for next week's United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change, MADRE today emphasized that human rights must be the starting point for international negotiations on climate policy. MADRE also announced the launch of its...
Posted on: Monday, October 8, 2007
A version of this resource has appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus. Last month, after 30 years of advocacy by Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations finally passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Declaration...
Posted on: Saturday, October 6, 2007
October 25, 2007—New York—The link between the expanding agrofuel industry, also known as “biofuels,” and the dangers posed to global food security will move into the spotlight today, with the call by Jean Ziegler, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on...
Posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2007
September 27, 2007—New York—While dozens of heads of state convened at the United Nations (UN) in New York this week for a forum to address the threat of climate change and the need for a global reduction in emissions, President...
Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2007
September 13, 2007—New York—Today, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will deliberate over whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a human rights framework over twenty years in the making. In advance of these negotiations, MADRE...
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: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
September 5, 2007 — New York — As Hurricane Felix made landfall on Tuesday, pounding the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, the impact of this category five storm reveals the situation of at-risk communities marginalized through discrimination and government neglect. As...
Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007
August 16, 2007—New York—In the wake of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that struck Peru at 6:40 pm local time yesterday, MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today put out a call for emergency aid for the victims. Among the towns...
Posted on: Monday, August 6, 2007
August 6, 2007—New York—MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, calls for a change in US food aid policy so that it reaches more people and supports local farmers in countries affected by food crises. MADRE is mobilizing its 23,000...
Posted on: Thursday, June 1, 2006
June 1, 2006—New York—As millions in vulnerable Caribbean nations and Gulf Coast states brace for hurricane season and survivors of last weekend's earthquake in Indonesia begin their arduous recovery, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, announces the launch of...
Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
MADRE representatives Mirna Cunningham, Betty Murungi, and Alejandra Sarda were selected by a joint civil society-United Nations task force to participate in the UN General Assembly Hearings with Civil Society on June 23 and 24, 2005 in New York City....
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)