Articles with keyword "Human Rights Advocacy"
Posted on: Sunday, May 26, 2013
The locations may differ, but the stories are terribly similar. Armed intruders break into a woman’s home and threaten her life for speaking out against human rights violations. Women band together in defense of a friend facing violence from her...
Posted on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On February 6, 2013, over 200 members of civil society and government attended a workshop in Haiti. It highlighted pending landmark legislation that, if approved by the Haitian Parliament, would be a major advancement to address gender-based violence and discrimination. Below...
Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012
You are a person who cares. You see injustice and people suffering, all over the world, and you know it’s not right. You go looking for some way to fix it, but you know you can’t do it alone. So...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Two years since the passing of Rhonda Copelon, we still feel the presence of her vital work.
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, April 17, 2012
Read our piece on supporting social change that we're sharing at AWID's International Forum.
Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Indigenous women, women in prisons and women working in maquilas face widespread abuses in Guatemala.
Many Voices: Combining International Human Rights Advocacy and Grassroots Activism to End Sexual Violence in Haiti
Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
On January 12, 2010, less than one minute of violent shaking took over 200,000 lives in Haiti and rendered more than one million more homeless. The reverberations of the earthquake are still being felt.
Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.
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: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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...
Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2011
Over this past week, MADRE staff have been in Kenya visiting our sister organizations...
Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Declaration of Human Rights includes the rights to be free from harm, to access adequate health care and housing, and the right to fair employment that pays a living wage. The failure to recognize sex work as labor means...
Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2009
This article was co-authored by MADRE's Yifat Susskind and Diana Duarte in response to a series of articles published in the New York Times Magazine entitled Saving the World's Women and published on RH Reality Check. With a tagline like...
Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005
In 2000, world leaders representing all 191 countries that belong to the United Nations pledged to achieve these eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Since then, the goals have become the main framework for development policy worldwide. They have...