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Articles with keyword "Peace Building"

Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression

Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Peace Building, Sexual Rights

The militants are using rape and brutality to control women who have not stopped mobilising since the US occupation In a PBS NewsHour video report in June, Isis extremist militants parade through Mosul, Iraq, one of the first cities to fall to their onslaught in...

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.

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,...

Midwifery in War-Time: Delivering Babies and More

Posted on: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

In times of conflict, people facing violence and displacement urgently need essentials like shelter, water and food. However, when dealing with the challenge of providing for people’s most basic needs, too often aid agencies overlook the unique ways in which...

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.

A Blueprint for Ending Sexual Violence after Disaster

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Human Rights Avocacy

After disaster, women face an increased risk of violence, including rape and sexual assault

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...

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.

Six Alternatives to a Troop Surge in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Tonight, President Obama will tell us that he must expand the war on Afghanistan in order to end it. He will say that another troop surge is necessary to prevent al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a base. What he won’t...

Afghan Women Confront Human Rights Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

To help shore up domestic support for its war in Afghanistan, the Bush Administration spoke often of the need to free Afghan women from the Taliban. Indeed, that regime robbed women of even a minimal degree of self-determination, violating basic...

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...

After Six Years, Some US troops Will Leave Iraq. But Where Are We Leaving Iraqi Women?

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, Combating Violence Against Women

If you haven’t thought about the Iraq War as a story of US allies systematically torturing and executing women, you’re not alone. Likewise, if you were under the impression that Iraqi women were somehow better off under their new, US-sponsored...

Israeli Airstrikes Increase Cycle of Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

MADRE condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and the on-going Hamas rocket-fire into Israel.  MADRE calls for a halt to all violence against civilians.  Both the Hamas rocket attacks and the Israeli airstrikes violate international law and further undermine...

Palestine's Guernica and the Myths of Israeli Victimhood

Posted on: Monday, December 29, 2008

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

Mustafa Barghouthi, founder of MADRE’s sister organization Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) and current Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, wrote a piece about the situation in Gaza published in the Huffington Post on December 29, 2008. Palestine's Guernica and...

From Mumbai to Washington: Now is the Time to Renounce the War on Terror

Posted on: Thursday, December 4, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, India

Right now, while the horror of the attacks in Mumbai is reverberating around the world and tensions between India and Pakistan are mounting, there is a crucial move that President-elect Obama could make to chart a positive course...

US Air Strikes in Afghanistan Kill 90 Civilians

Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keywords: Peace Building, Afghanistan, Middle East

Last week, in one of the most devastating attacks since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, US air strikes took the lives of at least 90 civilians—including 60 children. These numbers have been verified by a team of UN...

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;...

Iraqi Women Say No to US Occupation, No to Islamist Violence: Will US Progressives Stand with Them?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Since the US bombing of Afghanistan in 2001, the Bush Administration has resurrected the hackneyed colonial notion that its military intervention is intended to save Muslim women from their oppressive societies. As Laura Bush said, “The fight against...

FOR WOMEN IN IRAQ, THE WAR RAGES ON. YOU CAN HELP.

Posted on: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Dear Friend of MADRE, I just spoke with Yanar Mohammed, Director of our partner, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), and I knew I needed to write to you immediately. Yanar describes a truly desperate situation...

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...

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...

Rule of Law, Not Martial Law: MADRE Urges Defense of Civil Society in Pakistan

Posted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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

MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, is deeply concerned about the safety and freedom of those in Pakistan who are defending human rights and the independence of the judiciary. Since November 3, more than 1,500 members of Pakistan's human...

"Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week": Conscripting Feminism into the War on Terror

Posted on: Friday, October 26, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

US feminists found themselves in strange company this week. In days of campus activity labeled "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" (IFAW), conservative writer David Horowitz and his fellow travelers issued a call for an end to the oppression of women in Muslim...

Report vs. Reality: What General Petraeus Didn't Say

Posted on: Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

September 11, 2007 Report: The General claimed that the surge has reduced the killing of Iraqi civilians. Reality: No independent assessments support this assertion. In fact, the head of the Congressional Government Accountability Office says his agency has a “strong...

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...

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...

US must help end tyranny against Iraqi women

Posted on: Sunday, April 8, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

The following op-ed was distributed by the Progressive Media Project, and published by the Augusta Chronicle and the Times Union of Albany, NY. Human rights still elude Iraqi women. And the United States must take action to end the abuse...

MADRE Report on Gender-Based Violence in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, March 9, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq Release Event On March 6, 2007, MADRE released Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq, a groundbreaking report on the incidence,...

Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence and the US War on Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

MADRE has released a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion. Amidst the chaos and violence of US-occupied Iraq, women—in particular those who are perceived to pose a challenge to...

The Iraq Debate: Looking for a Few Good Principles

Posted on: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

With debate raging about what the US should do in Iraq, one thing is clear: nobody has a full solution to the horror that the US has unleashed. Yet, this week's release of the Iraq Study Group's (ISG) report offers...

Ongoing Crisis in the Middle East

Posted on: Monday, November 6, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Palestine, Israel

A MADRE Position Paper The Crisis Since September 2000, Palestinians have been waging their second national uprising (Intifada) in a bid to end Israel’s 38-year occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In response, Israeli forces have shelled Palestinian...

War on Civilians: A MADRE Guide to the Middle East Crisis

Posted on: Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Iraq, Middle East

As the crisis engulfing Gaza, Israel, and Lebanon continues into its second week, MADRE reiterates its call for the protection of civilians in the Middle East. On July 12, MADRE immediately condemned Hezbollah's rocket attacks on civilians in Israel, and...

MADRE Calls for Immediate Halt to Israeli Invasion of Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, July 6, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Israel, Palestine

MADRE joins the call of Israeli, Palestinian, and international human rights organizations for an immediate end to the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip and for the protection of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. Israel says that its military assault...

Hamas Takes Over: A MADRE Q & A

Posted on: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Keywords: Peace Building, Middle East, Palestine, Israel

Hamas Takes Over: A MADRE Q & A On January 25, the radical Islamic movement, Hamas, scored a landslide victory in elections held in the West Bank and Gaza. Hamas swept 76 out of 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative...

The Reconfigured Occupation: Gaza Disengagement Will Not Ease Suffering for Palestinian Women and Families

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

In mid-August, Israel is scheduled to begin its "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip, which it has occupied for 38 years. Under the plan, Israeli settlers and soldiers will be removed from Gaza and from four isolated West Bank settlements....

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...

10 Reasons to Oppose US Militarization of Aid and Reconstruction in Iraq

Posted on: Sunday, April 13, 2003

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building

"We will deliver the food and medicine you need. We will tear down the apparatus of terror and we will help you to build a new Iraq that is prosperous and free." George Bush, televised address, 3/17/03. ...

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...

BACKGROUND RESOURCE: THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Posted on: Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

BACKGROUND RESOURCE: THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICTBy Yifat Susskind, Associate Director 1948: THE ORIGINS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT• As in Ireland, India and Cyprus, British colonial "divide and rule" tactics culminated in November 1947 in the partition of Palestine into two newly independent states...

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