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Articles with keyword "Economic Justice"

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...

Women Lead to Peace: Q & A on the Prospects for Peace and Women's Human Rights in Syria

Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014

Keywords: Syria, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Economic Justice

More information on the Women Lead to Peace campaign here.  For nearly three years, we have been watching Syria—first with hope and then with a growing sense of horror—as peaceful calls for freedom degenerated into a protracted war. Urgent concern for the...

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.

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.

Supporting Social Change After Disaster

Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, Emergency Relief

Read our piece on supporting social change that we're sharing at AWID's International Forum.

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!

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...

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement Revisited: Just Say No!

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Free Trade, South America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy

Today, Congress is preparing to vote on a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia that was signed—but not ratified— in 2006 by then-Presidents George W. Bush and Alvaro Uribe.  Today’s passage of the agreement would end almost five years of negotiations...

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?...

Aid is Power. Who Do You Want to Empower?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe like the earthquake in Haiti, you’re focused on one question: How can I help? It’s the right question, but the answer isn’t always what it seems. Many people assume that donating to a...

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Editor’s Note: MADRE, an international women's human rights group, is working with the Haitian relief organization, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid into the country overland from the Dominican Republic.   In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake...

Climate Change and Women's Human Rights: The MADRE Model

Posted on: Friday, December 4, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Water Rights

Evidence is mounting that sustainable agriculture is our best hope for feeding a growing population and restoring the stability of the climate. Worldwide, the vast majority of those who farm sustainably are women. Securing the full range of their human...

What's Agriculture Got To Do with Climate Change?

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

We tend to think of cars as the main culprits in climate change. But industrial agriculture, with its fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides, monoculture plantations, fuel-guzzling global transport system, and clear-cutting of carbon-absorbing forests is the source of as much as...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN

From December 7-18, representatives of 192 governments, UN agencies and civil society organizations will meet in Copenhagen to negotiate a deal aimed at stabilizing the Earth’s climate. Climate change is already happening, so governments need to act fast to reduce...

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.Reaffirming our...

Women Redefining Democracy

Posted on: Friday, May 8, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Network of Experts

Alda Facio, member of MADRE's Network of Experts, Reposted from OpenDemocracyIn the run up to the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference ‘Women Redefining Democracy’, Alda Facio argues that the masculine perspective of “control and authority through numbers” must be replaced with...

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

We've been doing all we can this week to get emergency support to our partner organizations in Haiti. Haiti—the poorest in the hemisphere—has been slammed by four major storms in the past month. More than 1,000 people have...

G8 to Poor Women: Let Them Eat Dirt

Posted on: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

Last week, leaders of the world’s richest countries, the Group of Eight (G8), met to chart the course of the global economy at the luxurious Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. While President Bush and his colleagues...

A Women's Declaration to the G8: Support Real Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

To: Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Japan) Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Canada) President Nicolas Sarkozy (France) Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany) Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (Italy) President Dmitry Medvedev (Russia) Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom) President George Bush (United States) ...

MADRE Partners Rescuing Children from Traffickers

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

More than a month after Cyclone Nargis, Burma's ruling military junta (the SPDC) has allowed only a few international aid agencies to distribute relief items to survivors. Moreover, because the SPDC is confiscating and selling humanitarian supplies, it is estimated...

Solving the Global Food Crisis Starts with Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty, Emergency Relief

A version of this article was distributed through the Progressive Media Project. Ana Chumba is facing a choice that no mother should ever have to make: whether to feed her daughter or send her to school. Ana is a...

Food Policies Leave People Hungry

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

A version of this article was distributed by the National Women's Editorial Forum. This week the U.N. convened world leaders in Rome to hammer out solutions to the food crisis. Once again policy leaders are forgetting that food is...

In the Aftermath of the Cyclone, Burmese Women's Groups Mobilize

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

In the more than two weeks since Tropical Cyclone Nargis slammed the coast of Burma, the details of the devastation have continued to emerge. Reports show that, in the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta, food crops such as rice have been destroyed,...

Death Toll in Burma 22,000 and Rising; Women's Leadership in Response to Deadly Cyclone

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Burma, Emergency Relief

Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on Saturday May 3 with winds of up to 120 miles per hour, and the death toll has been reported as over 22,000 and climbing. The force of the storm set off a tidal wave...

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...

The US-Colombia Unfair Trade Agreement: Just Say No!

Posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

With Congress back in session, the Bush Administration is pushing hard to pass another trade agreement based on the failed NAFTA model, this time with Colombia. The Administration is in a race against public opinion, which is quickly turning against...

CSW Events

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2008

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

Event Announcements MADRE at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2008 Launch of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign Human Rights for Women — Human Rights for All: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration...

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....

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...

11 Solutions to Halting the Environmental Crisis

Posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This resource was published by AlterNet. You probably don’t need to be told that the threat of climate change is real. If you’re concerned about the issue, it’s fairly easy to conjure the apocalyptic scenes of widespread drought, frequent...

The Globalization of Hunger

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

At first, the numbers don't seem to add up. The world produces more food than ever—enough to feed twice the global population. Yet, more people than ever suffer from hunger; and their numbers are rising. Today, 854 million people, most...

Food for Life

Posted on: Saturday, October 6, 2007

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

Your Lunch's Link to Climate Change, Biodiversity and Global Justice This year, the UN Meteorological Organization warned of record-breaking extreme weather on every continent. Around the world, wars are raging over natural...

Feed People, Not Cars: Agrofuels are no Solution to Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2007

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

Why is Energy a Women's Issue? In most of the Global South women are responsible for collecting household fuel for cooking, lighting, and other family needs. Most of this energy is derived from natural resources such as...

Hurricane Felix's First Responders

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

This MADRE article was published by CounterPunch, ZNet, Common Dreams and Portside. A 50–year–old Miskito woman named Rose Cunningham, was the early warning system for dozens of impoverished Nicaraguan communities that took...

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Please help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous families who lost everything in last week's earthquake. We sent you an urgent request for support last week for our Peruvian partner LUNDU, which is working in Afro-Peruvian communities affected by the earthquake. ...

Urgent Request for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

"I opened the door to my house to rescue my children, and the walls caved in, crushing all of them." At 6:40 pm local time yesterday, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Peru. Among the towns...

Reshape Food Aid: A MADRE Alert

Posted on: Monday, August 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Reshape Food Aid: Reach More People | Support Local Farmers A MADRE Action Alert The world’s problems are interconnected; therefore we need to look for holistic solutions that...

Neoliberal Jihadist at the World Bank

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Women's Health, Peace Building

This spring, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz was forced to resign because of a scandal. Of course, the real scandal is the World Bank's flagrant violation of its own mission. Charged with fighting global poverty, the Bank has consistently pursued...

Indigenous Women and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A MADRE Position Paper Indigenous Peoples have fought for centuries against genocide, displacement, colonization, and forced assimilation, preserving their cultures and their identities as distinct Peoples. The ongoing attack has left Indigenous communities among the poorest and most marginalized...

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...

Indigenous Women: Fighting for Rights, Creating Change

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Speaks Spring/Summer 2007 Long-time MADRE supporters may recall that our first partnership—formed in 1983—was with Indigenous women in Nicaragua. Ever since then, MADRE has worked with Indigenous women who are organizing to...

Economic Justice and Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

A MADRE Position Paper At the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments committed to remedy some of the ways in which macro-economic policies impact women negatively and disproportionately. But 10 years later, violations of women's economic rights...

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...

Prioritizing Women's Human Rights in Times of Disaster: Problems & Solutions

Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

When we examine "natural disasters" from the perspective of survivors, we see that disasters are ultimately not a force of nature, but a failure of government—a failure to ensure safe infrastructure, social services, and human rights for all. Indeed, the...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change: What Do Women's Human Rights have to do with Global Warming?

Posted on: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief, Climate Change

Women living in poverty are the most threatened by the dangers that stem from global warming. They are also key actors in ensuring their communities' ability to cope with and adapt to climate change. When we approach climate...

After Disaster Relief: 10 Pointers for Charitable Giving that Sustains Social Change

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

The extraordinary disasters that punctuated 2005—the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the mudslides in Central America, and the earthquake in Pakistan to name a few—were each met with an outpouring of charitable giving. This generosity saved thousands of lives and continues...

Top 10 Reasons Why Latin American Women Oppose Bush's Free Trade Agenda

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2005

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

Bush is branding Latin Americans' broad rejection of his trade agenda at last week's Summit of the Americas in Argentina as an attempt to

From Disaster to Development: Community Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis

Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

In the wake of disasters like the Asian tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, we may find it comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. But large-scale relief operations are not always best suited to meet...

Cuba

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2005

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

A MADRE Position Paper Proponents of neoliberal economics routinely claim that the only way to improve healthcare in poor countries is through free trade, privatization, and corporate deregulation. Yet Cuba demonstrates that high standards of health and healthcare are attainable...

The UN Millennium Development Goals: Obstacles and Opportunities

Posted on: Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Women's Health

A MADRE Position paper Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerAchieve universal primary educationPromote gender equality and empower womenReduce child mortalityImprove maternal healthCombat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseasesEnsure environmental sustainabilityDevelop a global partnership for development World Summit...

Hunger in Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2004

Keywords: Palestine, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Hunger in Palestine:A MADRE BACKGROUNDER BASED ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, A REPORT BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR JEAN ZIEGLERSpring 2004In July 2003, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food traveled to the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

What's so Liberal About Neoliberalism

Posted on: Monday, December 22, 2003

Keywords: Economic Justice

What’s so Liberal About NeoliberalismBy Yifat SusskindMost mainstream economists haven’t given much thought to the social consequences of macro-economic policies. But the impacts of economic policies are not race- or gender-neutral. Rather, gender (or the socially assigned differences between men...

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