Talking Points

The Prospects for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

MADRE on the facts of the 2012 conflict between Gaza and Israel.

MADRE Q & A: The Prospects for Peace in Israel and Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

Today, at the United Nations, governments are voting on granting Palestine non-member observer status, implicitly recognizing it as a state. Meanwhile, a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, ending eight days of bloodshed, is holding as negotiations continue.  In recent weeks,...

The Myth of the Green Bank: Climate Justice, Gender Justice and the World Bank: MADRE Talking Points

Posted on: Monday, November 28, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Africa, UN, Climate Change

To create the effective climate policies we all need, the World Bank must listen to the women who are most affected by the climate crisis.

MADRE Talking Points on the Millennium Development Goals: Five Years Left

Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Women's Health, UN

In 2000, world leaders representing all 191 countries that belong to the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.  These goals aimed at tackling some of the most pressing threats of our time – gender...

MADRE Talking Points: Using International Law to Wage Peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

In recent decades, human rights advocates have won passage of a system of international human rights treaties, helping to address a wide range of social justice concerns.  More and more, local activists are devising ways to use these international...

MADRE Talking Points: The Role of the US in Colombia's Conflict

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

The Conflict in a Nutshell For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country’s highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. In the...

MADRE Talking Points on Women in Afghanistan: Confronting the Legacy of US-Supported Extremism

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Background on Afghan Women’s ActivismMost people in the US assume that Taliban-style extremism is deeply ingrained in Afghan history and culture. In fact, it’s a recent imposition and a product of US intervention. Since the mid-1800s, Afghan governments have slowly...

MADRE Talking Points: Seven Reasons to Oppose a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

We know that elements in the military and Congress exerted great pressure on President Obama to ratchet up the war on Afghanistan. To achieve a more rational and peaceful outcome, we need to exert a counter-pressure. MADRE calls on the...

MADRE Talking Points on Iraq: Six Years of "Liberation" and an Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building

Unleashing a Campaign of Violence Since the US invasion of 2003, Iraqi women have endured a public campaign of harassment, beatings, abduction, rape, and assassinations. The main perpetrators are militia fighters who see violence against women as a way to...


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