Press Releases

January 2009

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...

President Obama Eliminates Major Obstacle to Women's Health

Posted on: Friday, January 23, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health

Today, with President Obama's signature of an executive order to repeal the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, a major global barrier to access to crucial women's health services is to be removed.  MADRE applauds President...

Repeal of the Global Gag Rule a Crucial Move to Promote Women's Health

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Keywords: Reproductive RIghts

On the thirty-sixth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, a major step in protecting a woman’s legal right to an abortion, MADRE calls on President to end the controversial and harmful Mexico City Policy, also known...

MADRE Welcomes President Obama's Decision to Close Guantanamo

Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2009


Today, with an order soon to be issued by President Obama, the process of shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay will be put in motion.  This prison, opened more than seven years ago and which has held nearly 800...


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