MADRE News & Views
Afghan Women Are Killed for Demanding their Rights
Women in Afghanistan are routinely denied basic human rights, including education, healthcare, freedom from violence, and freedom of movement. Afghan women who fight to change this reality are attacked and even assassinated by ultra-conservatives. MADRE profiled a few of the women who have demanded their rights.
Update from Palestine: Zakher Association
Shortly after the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza began in January of 2009, the Zakher Association, a Gazan women's rights organization, reached out to MADRE to request emergency relief for the women and families in the communities where the organization works. MADRE was able to respond immediately.
Update from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Last week, representatives from around the world traveled to New York for the eighth annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). Indigenous women leaders from three of MADRE's partner organizations were at the Forum and played a crucial role in ensuring that Indigenous women's rights were highlighted.
From the Blog
Some of the stories from myMADRE this month:
- One Night at an Underground Women's Shelter in Iraq (April 29, 2009)
- Action Alert: National Media Day of Action on Afghanistan (May 21, 2009)
- Defending Human Rights in Sri Lanka (May 19, 2009)
- Día de la MADRE (May 11, 2009)
- Call it a Massacre, Not a Mistake (May 06, 2009)
- No Moral High Ground in the "War on Terror" (May 05, 2009)
Send Children's Medical Supplies to Sudan
Zenab for Women in Development, MADRE's sister organization in Sudan, is currently in need of children's medical supplies such as crutches, wheelchairs, arm slings, leg braces, stethoscopes and blood pressure units. Do you have any of those items to donate?
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Host a MADRE Speaker this Fall
In Fall 2009, MADRE speakers will be traveling around the US addressing groups of all sizes at schools and colleges, foundations, and local and national organizations. The talks will cover a range of topics related to women's human rights and will feature women working at the community and international levels around the world.
Host a speaker>>