Articles with keyword "Latin America And Caribbean"
Posted on: Monday, September 24, 2012
MADRE Partner Recognized for Work with Survivors of Sexual Assault
Posted on: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our friends at GlobalGiving.org just chose our Sustainable Chicken Farm for Guatemalan Women project as one of their favorite projects!
Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2012
Read a press release from our friends at La Ruta Pacifica denouncing US troop presence in Colombia.
Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012
This week's ruling condemns Chile's 2003 decision to rescind child custody from Karen Atala based on sexual orientation.
Posted on: Monday, March 19, 2012
Today, Ana Ceto Chávez of Muixil in Guatemala, will testify before the UN Human Rights Committee.
Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2012
MADRE partners are in New York City and available for interview.
Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Nonna and Yifat invite you to celebrate the launch of
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: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Indigenous Women of North, Central and South America gathered today...
Posted on: Friday, May 20, 2011
MADRE received this press release from Verónica Vargas...
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: Thursday, April 7, 2011
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...
Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011
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...
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: 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, 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: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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
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: 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: 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: Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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...
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: 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: Thursday, January 1, 2004
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...
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)