MADRE Articles

Articles with keyword "Human Rights Advocacy"

Syrian Women Refugees: Out of the Shadows

Posted on: Monday, June 16, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, Women's Health, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

For more than three years, shocking patterns of sexual violence perpetrated by both the Syrian regime and opposition forces have emerged.

Moving Women's Rights from Paper to Practice in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Posted on: Sunday, May 26, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Pending Landmark Legislation in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Human Rights Advocacy

After disaster, women confront an escalated danger of violence, including rape and sexual assault. This was the reality faced by thousands of Haitian women and girls after the 2010 earthquake. KOFAVIV, a MADRE partner, is an organization founded by and for...

Three Steps to Build Resilience Through Your Giving

Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Crucial as Bread: Rhonda Copelon's Pioneering Work

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Activist, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Two years since the passing of Rhonda Copelon, we still feel the presence of her vital work.

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.

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.

Demanding Women's Human Rights in Guatemala: At a Glance

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, UN

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

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health

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.

Virtual Briefing on Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.

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 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...

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...

Women Need Rights, Not Rescue

Posted on: Thursday, September 3, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, US Foreign Policy

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...

Ending Poverty, Promoting Development: MADRE Critiques the UN Millennium Development Goals

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, MDG

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...


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