E-Newsletter February 2010

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Call on Nicaragua to Allow Cancer Patient a Therapeutic Abortion
Amelia, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan woman and the mother of a 10-year-old child, has cancer. Despite the fact that she needs to undergo treatment immediately, she was denied a therapeutic abortion. 

Send Flashlights & Whistles for Safety in Guatemala
In the past decade, nearly 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered in Guatemala. In response, women in Guatemala are organizing to protect each other. You can help by providing whistles and flashlights for the neighborhood watch. Take Action »

Send a letter of support to our sisters and their families in Haiti!
In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks. Send a message of support.  

Empower the Women of Tomorrow
In Kenya, we are working with the Kilgoris Girls' School in the Transmara Area to educate and shelter 400 young girls escaping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or forced marriages. The school has asked us to provide the girls with feminine hygiene and school supplies. Take Action »
Highlights from the Month
Colombian Children of War Speak Out: A MADRE Video Series
In war zones across the world, children as young as seven have been conscripted by armed groups and forced to serve as child soldiers. We've launched a video series on our blog on the issue of child soldiers. Watch the Videos »
Some Recent Videos:
•    Bogota: Like Any Other City
•    Sueños pa' lante (Dreams going foward)
•    Rapping at Fear
Bringing Aid to a Young Mother in Haiti
MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.  

Palestinian and Israeli Midwives Come Together
MADRE's partners in Palestine, Midwives for Peace, hosted their first co-existence meeting of 2010 earlier this month.  

The Sixth Annual Youth Sculpture Workshop in Peru
January marked the sixth year that Indigenous youths traveled to Ayacucho, Peru in order to learn the techniques of stone sculpting at a workshop organized by MADRE and our partner CHIRAPAQ. Read more »
Participating in the Peace Process for Darfur
Fatima Ahmed of MADRE's Sudanese partner organization Zenab for Women in Development recently travelled to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in the peace process talks for Darfur. Read more »


Kat Noel, Website & Media Coordinator
PHONE: +1 212 627 0444
EMAIL: media@madre.org

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