MADRE Articles

May 2009

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...

Afghan Women Speak Out

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan

Debate over military policy in Afghanistan is a constant feature of US news these days. We've heard a lot from generals, politicians, and pundits, but very little from Afghans themselves. As the most impoverished and discriminated-against sector of Afghan society,...

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...

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