Articles with keyword "Africa"
Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mother, sister, daughter, wife. These are words we often use to describe women. But consider these words: peacemaker, negotiator, agent of change. In fact, the world over, it’s women who are working as powerful peacemakers in their communities and countries. In...
Posted on: Monday, June 2, 2014
Rather than issuing a blank cheque for military intervention, we need to stay focused on the girls and their well-being,
Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Violence against women is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights. It happens all over the world and takes many forms, devastating the women who are targeted,
MADRE Supports Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict: In the former Yugoslavia,...
Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia. Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice. Peace Building, Women's Health, Economic Justice, UN, Haiti
In 2000, all member countries of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 – a target date that is rapidly approaching. These goals aim to tackle some of the most pressing threats of our...
Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013
This Sunday is Mother's Day, and like many of you, I will spend it at home with my family. I’m looking forward to the home-made cards and presents from my kids, and maybe the great gift of sleeping in an...
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012
We're never going to end hunger in Africa without upholding the rights of women farmers.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Today, we recognize the crucial work women do around the world--both inside the home and out.
Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?
Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012
This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.
Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2012
Our Sudanese partner organization received two prestigious awards!
From Congo to Colombia: Extending the International Criminal Court's Landmark Child Soldiers Verdict
Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Today, the International Criminal Court issued its first ever verdict.
Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2011
From New York City to Egypt to South Sudan, 2011 was a year of transformations.
Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Women are being beaten and sexually assaulted for protesting to demand an end to military rule. But they're not stepping down.
Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
The protesters on Wall Street know what they want. It's the same thing that the rest of the global 99% wants...
Sudanese Women Farmers Point the Way toward Food Security Worldwide: "As mothers and as farmers, the future depends on us."
Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It's hard to imagine any bright spots in the midst of the famine that has gripped the Horn of Africa this summer.
Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya Receives a Gift from Zenab for Women in Development.
Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011
This famine is more than just a "natural" disaster. Its roots are man-made.
Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Amal left her village in Somalia when she realized that there was nothing left there for her.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This famine could have been avoided. The starvation is the result of a perfect storm of climate change, political chaos and bad economic policies.
Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Over this past week, MADRE staff have been in Kenya visiting our sister organizations...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hubbie discusses the various challenges women and their families face as they flee the famine in Somalia.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
One of the important roles that MADRE plays is to connect the women leaders of our sister organizations.
Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011
This week, MADRE staff are in Kenya visiting our sister organizations
Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011
It is easy to feel hopeless about the fate of our planet when we think about the inter-related crises of resource exploitation, industrial agriculture, pollution, deforestation, fossil fuel consumption and more.
Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011
Earlier this month, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. To gather information about this historic occasion for MADRE members, and about what it means for women and their communities, MADRE’s Executive Director Yifat Susskind spoke with...
Posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011
MADRE stands with the people of Libya fighting for democracy and an end to repressive government.
Posted on: Monday, November 1, 2010
MADRE letter to the editor, originally printed in the Washington Post on 10/31.
Posted on: Monday, October 11, 2010
As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government’s foreign aid is similarly altruistic. But is it?...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The following countries are members of institutions that have condemned the ICC indictment of Sudanese President Bashir. The African Union: (*also in Arab League) *Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Repulic Chad Comoros...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
On July 14, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) moved to indict Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in Darfur. The move has sharply divided the international community;...
Posted on: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Having an ample supply of safe water is something most of us don’t think much about. Turning on the kitchen tap or running a bath is usually an effortless decision. Yet, when we flush the toilet, we use as much...
Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008
DAWN – Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era International Council on Human Rights Policy MADRE and The Sexual Rights Initiative (i) invite you to a parallel event: WHAT ARE SEXUAL RIGHTS? A DIALOGUE, INVOLVING WOMEN...
Posted on: Friday, February 22, 2008
President Bush headed home on Thursday from his five-day, five-country tour of Africa. Not since Thanksgiving 2003, when he showed up at the Baghdad Airport with a fake turkey for US troops have we seen such saccharine Presidential photo ops....
Posted on: Wednesday, February 6, 2008
From day-one of the crisis that has gripped Kenya this year, much of the mainstream media has been quick to label the violence "tribal warfare," while the top US envoy to Africa called the Kenyan clashes "ethnic cleansing." The problem...
Posted on: Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In much of the world, discussions of African affairs are tainted by racist assumptions and stereotypes. Using the term “tribe” to describe African ethnic groups sometimes reflects this trend. The following analysis is excerpted from “Talking about Tribe,” an...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
With the dramatic wrap-up of the UN climate change conference in Bali, 2007 is drawing to a close. Now we have seven short years—until 2015—to reverse the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and avoid a global temperature increase of two...
Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007
Biodiversity (short for biological diversity) refers to the variety and patterns of life on Earth, encompassing everything from small genetic differences within and between species to the range of ecosystems—including forests, wetlands, deserts, mountains, lakes, oceans, and agricultural landscapes—that form...
Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007
Forests are finite natural resources that provide climate stability, food, water, fuel, medicine, building material and cultural contexts that sustain life as we know it. By disabling the carbon-cycling capacity of the Earth, deforestation threatens the survival both of people...
Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
An Open Letter to: UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon UN General Assembly President, H.E., Dr. Srgjan Kerim Member States Representatives of the UN General Assembly Directors of UN Agencies Dear colleagues and friends from around...
Posted on: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
On November 25, 2007, advocates around the world for women's human rights commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and simultaneously launched sixteen days of action. These sixteen days—culminating on December 10, Human Rights Day—mark...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2007
MADRE Speaks: Spring/Summer 2007 Program Highlights KENYA Indigenous Information Network With MADRE's support, the women of our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), held a three-day celebration and human rights training for women. The event attracted more than...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
MADRE Speaks:Spring/Summer 2007 Letter from the Executive Director, Vivian Stromberg Dear Friends, In April, I visited the communities of our sister organizations on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, home to most of the country's...
Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2007
by Mónica Alemán April 25, 2007 We as Indigenous women have always worked to combat rape and other forms of sexual violence through strategies that recognize that their rights as women and as Indigenous Peoples are inextricably...
Posted on: Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Spring 2000 Alarming reports about the specter of famine in the Horn of Africa have recently resurfaced in the media. The culprit, we are told, is insufficient rainfall. But while a drought might ruin harvests, mass starvation cannot be...
Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2006
December 1, 2006—World AIDS Day A whole generation into the AIDS pandemic, we now have significant (though still insufficient) knowledge of how to combat the disease. But while the world's collective understanding is gradually advancing, US AIDS policy remains...
Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2004
October 6, 2004Dear Friends,This week, our friend and partner, Fannyann Eddy was murdered. Fannyann was the head of the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay Association (SLLAGA). The murderers broke into the SLLAGA office late at night while Fannyann was working,...
Posted on: Monday, September 1, 2003
Mary is a 35 year-old woman living in Rwanda. During the 1994 genocide, she was raped and her husband and oldest child were killed. Banished by her community for bearing the stigma of rape, Mary and her three remaining children...