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Articles with keyword "Africa"

Women as Peacemakers

Posted on: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Guatemala, Africa, Middle East, Peace Building, UN

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...

What We Owe Nigeria's Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Posted on: Monday, June 2, 2014

Keywords: Africa, Combating Violence Against Women, US Foreign Policy

Rather than issuing a blank cheque for military intervention, we need to stay focused on the girls and their well-being,

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Documentation for Justice

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, Haiti

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,...

Indigenous Women and the Move towards the SDGs

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...

Mothers Fight Back

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Latin America, Africa

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...

Don't Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

We're never going to end hunger in Africa without upholding the rights of women farmers.

MADRE Celebrates International Workers' Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Economic Justice, Sudan, Guatemala, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean

Today, we recognize the crucial work women do around the world--both inside the home and out.

Mothers Need More than One Day

Posted on: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Keywords: Mother's Day, Sudan, Guatemala, Palestine, Kenya, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Reproductive Rights

This Mother's Day, MADRE asks: what if we appreciated mothers all year long?

Women Rally to Protect Mother Earth

Posted on: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Nicaragua, Sudan, Kenya, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Climate Change

This Earth Day, let's cultivate the solutions that women are developing in communities worldwide.

Congratulations to Zenab for Women in Development!

Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2012

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

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

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

Today, the International Criminal Court issued its first ever verdict.

2011's Big Wins - Brought to You by Women

Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2011

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Economic Justice

From New York City to Egypt to South Sudan, 2011 was a year of transformations.

Women in Egypt Come Together to Protest Violent Attacks

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Women Human Rights Defenders

Women are being beaten and sexually assaulted for protesting to demand an end to military rule. But they're not stepping down.

The 99% Is Bigger Than You Think

Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Kenya, Economic Justice, US Foreign Policy

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

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

It's hard to imagine any bright spots in the midst of the famine that has gripped the Horn of Africa this summer.

Local Women's Organizations in Kenya and Sudan Connect Through MADRE (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya Receives a Gift from Zenab for Women in Development.

East Africa's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine is more than just a "natural" disaster. Its roots are man-made.

Underreported and Unchecked: Sexual Violence against Somali Refugee Women

Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Combating Violence Against Women

Amal left her village in Somalia when she realized that there was nothing left there for her.

The Avoidable Famine: Emergency Response Must Address Root Causes of Environmental Disasters

Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine could have been avoided. The starvation is the result of a perfect storm of climate change, political chaos and bad economic policies.

MADRE Partner Rose Cunningham Leads Trainings on Indigenous Women's Human Rights in Kenya

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Kenya, Human Rights Advocacy

Over this past week, MADRE staff have been in Kenya visiting our sister organizations...

MADRE Meets With Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

Hubbie discusses the various challenges women and their families face as they flee the famine in Somalia.

Bringing Together Women Leaders in Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

One of the important roles that MADRE plays is to connect the women leaders of our sister organizations.

Water and Food Still Urgently Needed; Executive Director Yifat Susskind Shares an Update from Kenya

Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya

This week, MADRE staff are in Kenya visiting our sister organizations

Women Pave the Path toward a Sustainable Future

Posted on: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Kenya

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.

A New Era for Women in Sudan: A Q&A with Yifat Susskind and Fatima Ahmed

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

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...

Don't Let NATO Chill the Arab Spring

Posted on: Monday, April 11, 2011

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, US Policy

MADRE stands with the people of Libya fighting for democracy and an end to repressive government.

US Abandons Principle on Child Soldiers

Posted on: Monday, November 1, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Child Soldiers, Peace Building, Africa

MADRE letter to the editor, originally printed in the Washington Post on 10/31.

Buying Local Halfway Across the Globe

Posted on: Monday, October 11, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

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?...

Opposition to ICC Indictment

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Sudan, Africa

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...

The International Criminal Court Targets Sudan's President: Is it Justice or Regime Change?

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Sudan, Africa

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;...

Water for All

Posted on: Saturday, May 3, 2008

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

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...

Event: What are Sexual Rights?

Posted on: Monday, March 17, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Sexual Rights

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...

Bush's Legacy vs. African Women's Lives

Posted on: Friday, February 22, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Africa

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....

Inequality, Not Identity, Fuels Violence in Kenya

Posted on: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Kenya, Africa

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...

What's Wrong with the Word "Tribe"?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Africa

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...

New Year, No Resolutions on Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

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...

What is Biodiversity?

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

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...

Deforestation, Climate Change, and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Saturday, December 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Climate Change

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...

An Open Letter from Fatima Ahmed, President of Zenab

Posted on: Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Keywords: Africa, Sudan

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...

Violence Against Women: Sixteen Ways Women are Fighting Back

Posted on: Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

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...

Program Highlights: Summer 2007

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

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...

Summer 2007: From the Executive Director

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

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...

Violence against Indigenous Women

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Indigenous Rights

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...

US in Africa: Partnership or Pillage?

Posted on: Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Africa

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...

Abstaining from Greed and Dogma: The AIDS Policy We Should Call for in 2007

Posted on: Friday, December 1, 2006

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Africa

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...

MADRE Representative to Human Rights Commission Murdered

Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Africa, Sierra Leone

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,...

Women's Health in a Sick World

Posted on: Monday, September 1, 2003

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa

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...

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