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Articles with keyword "Latin America And Caribbean"

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

GlobalGiving Gives Back to MADRE!

Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice

Our friends at GlobalGiving.org just chose our Sustainable Chicken Farm for Guatemalan Women project as one of their favorite projects!

No to US Troops in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Read a press release from our friends at La Ruta Pacifica denouncing US troop presence in Colombia.

LGBT Rights Upheld in Historic Inter-American Court Ruling

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy

This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.

Indigenous Woman Testifies Before Human Rights Committee On Guatemala Human Rights Record

Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

Today, Ana Ceto Chávez of Muixil in Guatemala, will testify before the UN Human Rights Committee.

Interviews Available: Women's Rights Leaders from Haiti, Kenya and Sudan

Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sudan, Africa, Kenya, CSW

MADRE partners are in New York City and available for interview.

Media Advisory: Montclair Salon Owner Launches Sister Salons for Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combatting Violence against Women, Event, Economic Justice

Nonna and Yifat invite you to celebrate the launch of

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.

Indigenous Women of the Americas Reclaim their Rights before the United Nations

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, UN

The Indigenous Women of North, Central and South America gathered today...

Indigenous Woman Leader Elected By the United Nations Appeals for the Right to Water

Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, UN

MADRE received this press release from Verónica Vargas...

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...

Call to End the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

MADRE has signed on to this letter to the United Nations from feminist and human rights networks and organizations.Ms. Navi PillayUnited Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsMs. Margaret SekaggyaUnited Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights DefendersMs. Rashida...

Call to Action: Mobilize against the Repressive Policies of the State of Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America and Caribbean, Women Human Rights Defenders, US Foreign Policy

This call to action comes to MADRE from JustAssociatesIn the last few months, violence in Honduras has reached new heights. Security forces are violently and indiscriminately suppressing human rights organizing and protesters. Women and women human rights defenders have been...

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.

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.

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...

Haitian Women's Rights Activist Leaves Camp for Displaced People to Testify before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake

**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)**

June...

US Delegation Finds Inadequate Response and "Victim-Blaming" Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps

Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

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, lisadavisnyc@gmail.com Blaine Bookey, Institute for Justice &...

Press Conference on Haiti Reconstruction Featuring Edwidge Danticat and Marie St. Cyr

Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

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 ...

MADRE to Haiti Donors: Respect Women's Human Rights in Recovery Policies

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

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...

Haiti Earthquake Wreaks Massive Devastation; Women's Organizations Respond

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

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...

UN Committee against Torture Calls for an End to Nicaragua's Life-Threatening Abortion Ban

Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keywords: Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, UN

In a precedent-setting move, the United Nations Committee against Torture has called for Nicaragua to modify its abortion laws.  Since October 2006, Nicaragua has eliminated all exceptions to a ban on abortions, including procedures to save the life of the...

Haiti Slammed by Four Severe Storms; Women's Organization Launches Emergency Response with Local Groups

Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean

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...

Dia de la MADRE: In Celebration of Mothers around the Globe

Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keywords: Sudan, Iraq, Colombia, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

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...

Hurricane Felix Tears through Nicaragua; Local Communities Destroyed

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

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...

MADRE Condemns Assassination of Guatemalan Political Candidate

Posted on: Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Keywords: Peace Building, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

August 29, 2007—New York—MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today categorically condemned the recent assassination of Clara Luz López, a candidate for local council in the upcoming September 9 Guatemalan elections. López was a member of Nobel Peace Laureate...

MADRE Makes Urgent Call for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

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...

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...

War on Terror or War on Women?

Posted on: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Food Sovereignty, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico

War on Terror or War on Women?The View from Latin AmericaBy Yifat SusskindAssociate Director, MADRE Most Americans judge George Bush’s fixation on national security to be an appropriate response to the atrocities of September 11, 2001. But for millions of...

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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