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International Campaign Warns: No Women, No Peace In Iraq

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

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...

Militants Sweep towards Baghdad: Women's Rights Groups Mobilize

Posted on: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

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

Report Release: Syrian Women and the Peace Process

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, UN

This report calls for accountability and redress for these violations, which experts consider to be crimes against humanity and war crimes

MADRE Joins Campaign for the Inclusion of Women in Syrian Peace Negotiations

Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

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...

Women Speak Out: No Arms for Syrian Rebels

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Violence Against Women, US Policy

MADRE spoke out today to oppose the Obama Administration's decision to send arms to Syrian opposition forces.

MADRE and Partners in Iraq Speak Out on 10th Anniversary of Invasion

Posted on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East

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...

Iraqi Human Rights Activists Are Sexually Assaulted and Beaten

Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building

Today, MADRE learned that pro-democracy activists who gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square were brutally attacked by un-uniformed forces.

No More Arrests and Torture of Demonstrators in Iraq: Release Youth Activist Firas Ali

Posted on: Friday, April 15, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

We just received a statement from Yanar Mohammed, President of our partner in Iraq, condemning the torture of youth activists.

Pro-Democracy Youth Activist in Iraq Tortured and Threatened

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Human Rights Advocacy, Middle East

Last week, a youth activist organizing pro-democracy protests in Iraq was kidnapped, detained and tortured...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Quotas in Upcoming Elections in Iraq to Place Women in Local Government Positions

Posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building

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...

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...

MADRE Releases Report on Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

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...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference and Panel Discussion on March 6, 2007

Posted on: Friday, March 2, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

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...

Sunni and Shiite Youth Demand Peace Through Art

Posted on: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Keywords: Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

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...

MADRE Calls for Protection of Civilians as Violence Escalates in Lebanon, Israel, and Gaza

Posted on: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Lebanon, Israel, Middle East

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

Keywords: Peace Building, Palestine, Middle East

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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