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Articles with keyword "Latin America And Caribbean"

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...

Hear Their Stories of Survival

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

It’s been three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but what only lasted seconds has continued to reverberate for young girls there. Many were orphaned by the disaster and left to fend for themselves in the dangerous, overcrowded camps....

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...

An Open Letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

The international human rights community has been watching for months as former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was brought to trial, thirty years after he led a genocide against Guatemala’s Indigenous Ixil Peoples. We at MADRE were watching when the courtroom...

From Haiti with Love: Words of Support Through the Storm

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Here in New York City, we have weathered an overwhelming storm. Throughout the region, streets and homes lie in ruin. Many of us are without electricity and water. The infrastructure we took for granted is gone, and it is hard...

Vote to Make Our Haitian Partner CNN's Hero of the Year!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

Help Malya. Help the Women of Haiti. Your vote brings Malya one step closer to winning $250,000 to support life-saving programs for women and girls in Haiti. Click here to vote for Malya! Here’s what else you can do to help! Spread the...

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a Top 10 CNN Hero!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

Our Haitian partner, Malya Villard-Appolon, has been named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012! Go here to read her and KOFAVIV's message of support to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. For years, Malya has helped survivors of sexual...

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?

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a CNN Hero!

Posted on: Friday, April 27, 2012

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

Malya is one of this year's CNN Heroes. Watch her feature on CNN here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Ending War Means Ending Violence against Women

Posted on: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Iraq, Middle East, Combatting Violence against Women

Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996...

Demanding a Second Chance for Colombia's Children of War

Posted on: Monday, July 12, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean

The shy 14-year-old was not sure how many people she had killed. “When it was my turn to shoot someone, I always hid my face because I was afraid.” Julia (not her real name) is one of thousands of children...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Violence Against Women in Latin America

Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2006

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

A MADRE Position Paper Violence against women in Latin America reflects global trends, mediated by histories and conditions specific to the region. These include colonization, war, migration, and neoliberalism. As in other regions, gender-based violence was integral to the...

Misery in the Name of Democracy: The US Works Elections in Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Keywords: Iraq, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Haiti

The Bush Administration is touting Iraq's December 15 election as a giant leap forward for freedom guaranteed to ignite fervor for democracy across the entire Middle East. But closer to home, the Administration has discovered that democracy has created a...

Report Back from Guatemala: The Aftermath of Hurricane Stan

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

Communities throughout Guatemala were devastated this fall by Hurricane Stan and the horrendous mudslides that followed. Almost half a million people were directly affected by the storm. 35,000 homes were destroyed and an estimated 669 people were killed. In...

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

MADRE Delivers Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Cuba Devastated by Hurricane Dennis

Posted on: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's emergency shipment of humanitarian aid included $744,000 dollars worth of anti-parasite medicine for women and families affected by Hurricane Dennis. At least 16 people in Cuba were killed by the hurricane, which destroyed 150,000 homes and buildings, causing over...

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...

Abducting Democracy: A MADRE Statement on Haiti's 33rd Coup d'Etat

Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2004

Keywords: Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Haiti

On February 29, 2004, Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown for the second time in 13 years. The opposition gangs that placed millions of Haitians under siege are armed with sophisticated weapons, including US-made M-16s...

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...

Colombia's Conflict: The Basics

Posted on: Friday, September 27, 2002

Keywords: Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Colombia

Over the past decade, Colombia has become the leading recipient of US military aid in the hemisphere and, at the same time, the worst violator of human rights. As in Central America in the 1980s, the US is supporting repressive...

Hurricane Mitch: MADRE Delivers Aid and Supports Community-based Relief Efforts

Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2001

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

Hurricane Mitch, one of the most lethal storms of the century, leveled Nicaragua in 1998. In a few days, massive floods and mudslides took tens of thousands of lives, destroyed homes and livelihoods, and left in its...

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