Articles with keyword "Iraq"
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...
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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
In Iraq, women 'are the battlefield' (Women Under Siege , August 12, 2014)
Haitian woman faces death threats for speaking out about violence against women (WBEZ Worldview, July 16, 2014)
Media Spotlight Turns Away from Iraq, as Concerns Mount Over Human Rights and Political Stalemate (Uprising Radio, July 11, 2014)
Iraq: The women left behind (Aljazeera, July 3, 2014)
Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression (The Guardian, July 3, 2014)