Articles with keyword "Middle East"
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: Thursday, March 13, 2014
This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ahead of official peace talks to end the war in Syria, women peace activists are convening in Switzerland as part of a global campaign, Women Lead to Peace. The campaign calls for an immediate ceasefire, the increase of humanitarian aid...
Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013
MADRE spoke out today to oppose the Obama Administration's decision to send arms to Syrian opposition forces.
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: 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: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
July 12, 2006—New York—MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, expresses grave concern for the safety of Palestinian, Israeli, and Lebanese civilians as a "two-front war" looms in the Middle East. On Wednesday morning, fighters from the Lebanese-based Hezbollah...
MADRE Mobilizes Support for Palestinian Children in Gaza and Calls for Immediate End to Israeli Invasion
Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
July 7, 2006—New York—MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, issued a statement today calling for an immediate end to the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip. MADRE is also mobilizing support to protect Palestinian children from the trauma of...
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MADRE & Our Partners Make News
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)
How Can We Protect Women From A Sexual Jihad? (HuffPost Live, June 26, 2014)