Articles with keyword "Iraq"
Violence and Grave Abuses Against Iraqi Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals Reported in Two New Briefings
Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The rising tide of violence and turmoil in Iraq poses grave threats...
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, June 12, 2014
Led by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the insurgents' rapid advance is raising fears of an all-out civil war
Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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:
If you talk to...
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: Friday, April 15, 2011
We just received a statement from Yanar Mohammed, President of our partner in Iraq, condemning the torture of youth activists.
Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011
Last week, a youth activist organizing pro-democracy protests in Iraq was kidnapped, detained and tortured...
Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2009
WHAT: On Saturday, January 31, Iraq will hold its first elections since 2005, also marking the first time that provincial councils will guarantee seats for female candidates. As increasing levels of violence in Iraq have jeopardized women’s lives, particularly in...
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: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This piece was published in the May issue of MotherVerse Magazine. Twenty-five years ago, in the summer of 1983, a partnership was forged between a group of Nicaraguan women and a group of women in the United States. At...
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: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
February 7, 2007—New York—This weekend in Baghdad, a brave group of young Sunni and Shiite artists and poets will come together to demand peace and resist the violent sectarianism consuming Iraq. MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, is working...
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...
Archives"Press Releases" Home November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 June 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 September 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 March 2007 February 2007 December 2006 October 2006 July 2006 June 2006 September 2005 January 2004 August 2001
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)