MADRE Speaks E-NewsletterJuly 2010
Event: Born Into War
Our event is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at The Salt Space! If you are in NYC, please join us for an exhibit of photos and drawings by former child soldiers in Colombia and Uganda. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds of the exhibition will benefit MADRE's work to provide former child soldiers with the support they need to create alternatives to a life of violence.
Haiti's Earthquake: Six Months Later
It has been six months since January's earthquake devastated Haiti. MADRE and our partners have worked tirelessly to meet the immediate needs of survivors, advocate for human rights in the reconstruction process and provide ongoing support to women and families living in camps for people displaced by the earthquake. Read our six-month progress report to see what you've made possible.
"When it was my turn to shoot someone, I always hid my face because I was afraid." Julia (not her real name), a 14 year old girl, is one of thousands of children in Colombia who have been recruited for combat in a decades-long war. Julia's tragic story is typical of child soldiers in Colombia. MADRE recently traveled to Geneva to present a report to the UN Human Rights Committee on the situation in Colombia.Learn more about MADRE's work in Geneva »