Press Releases

April 2011

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.

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...

Letter Asking Obama to Veto Clean Air Act Rollbacks

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Today, MADRE signed this letter to President Obama, asking him to veto the Clean Air Act rollbacks. You can sign the letter by clicking here.  Dear Mr. President, The Clean Air Act provides powerful, cost-effective, and proven tools to combat...

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...

La Belle Vie Honors MADRE

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Event, Guatemala

Last week, La Belle Vie Salon & Spa in Montclair, NJ celebrated their two-year anniversary. To celebrate, Nonna Pekarev, owner of La Belle Vie Salon & Spa, honored us with a fabulous raffle and donated the proceeds to MADRE. She...

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