September 2009


Highlights from the Month

Tickets Available for Film Screening of Rethink Afghanistan!

Join MADRE on October 4 for the NYC premiere of the film Rethink Afghanistan, a devastating look at the consequences of war in Afghanistan. Get the real story and find out how you can support Afghan women who are fighting for their rights. Learn more and purchase tickets.

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets still available! Email us to find out more.

Obama Addresses UN - We Respond

In an Open Letter to President Obama, MADRE responds to points Obama made in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, including climate change, economic justice and peace building.  Read the letter.

Coffee with Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq

MADRE's Yifat Susskind sat down for a talk with Yanar Mohammed, the director of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). It was Yanar who first launched the OWFI women's shelters that MADRE has supported since 2004. Read more.

Saving Lives in Nicaragua: Preparing for Hurricane Season

Houses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor country like Nicaragua. But the deadliest part of a hurricane is actually something that rarely makes it to the front-page headlines: a water supply contaminated by raw sewage and other pollutants. Read more.

Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

With a tagline like "Saving the World's Women," we knew to be suspicious of the recent New York Times Magazine cover story on global women's rights.  Reading on, our suspicions were confirmed. Women's rights here are portrayed as a "cause" that seemingly came into vogue only in the 21st century and only once its turn came up after slavery and totalitarianism. Read more.

An Interview on "Saving the World's Women"

MADRE's Diana Duarte spoke with Peter Hart of FAIR about the recent special issue of the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women. Read more and listen to the interview .

Recommitting to Peace on 9/11

Eight years ago, nearly three thousand people in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania were killed in the September 11th attacks. This anniversary, we remembered the crime against humanity, but also recognized that continued violence is not a solution. Read more.

A Step Towards a New and Powerful Voice for Women at the UN

After more than three years of work and struggle by women's rights advocates worldwide, the UN General Assembly took a momentous step forward earlier this month.  In a unanimous vote, they adopted a resolution pledging to create a new UN agency for women. Read more.





Kat Noel, Website & Media Coordinator
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