MADRE Statements

UN Human Rights Committee Confronts Violations against Haitian Women and LGBT Persons

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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

Following a review of the Haitian government’s human rights record, the UN Human Rights Committee has released its Concluding Observations. In particular, the Committee noted concern for: the violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Haiti; the...

Tell US to stop opposing UN resolutions on depleted uranium

Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy, UN

The US is one of the only nations to repeatedly oppose UN resolutions that would push for research on the damaging health effects of depleted uranium in weapons, including life-threatening cancers and birth defects. Join MADRE in telling US leaders...

Open Letter on Women's Rights in Iraq - Please Sign

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted Resolution S-22/1 sponsored by more than 100 states calling for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to dispatch an eleven-person mission to Iraq to investigate human rights violations...

March for Climate Justice

Posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keywords: Environmental Justice

This Sunday, September 21, I will march to protect all that I love and the climate that sustains us all. Will you join me?   Next week, world leaders will be at the United Nations for a summit on climate policy. This...

MADRE Condemns US Airstrikes in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, August 8, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Emergency Relief

The US has launched airstrikes in Iraq, in an attempt to destroy artillery installments of ISIS, an extremist militant group. MADRE calls for an end to these strikes and for an urgent re-prioritization of humanitarian aid efforts. As ISIS has advanced...

MADRE Calls for an End to Israel's Ground Assault on Gaza and for a Permanent Ceasefire

Posted on: Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Israel has launched a ground operation in Gaza, a drastic escalation of violence. More than 260 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed in less than two weeks. The majority of the dead since Israeli airstrikes began in Gaza have been civilians,...

MADRE Mourns the Death of Palestinian and Israeli Children and Calls for an End to Violence

Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Palestine, Peace Building

The news is worse. Rocket attacks from Gaza and bombings from Israel have plunged communities into new violence.

Bring Back Our Girls: A Global Rallying Call

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Keywords: Africa, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Indigenous Rights

Over 230 girls have been kidnapped. Armed men took them from their boarding school and are holding them captive. Their families are panic-stricken and heartbroken. The girls are in danger of being trafficked and sold into marriage. MADRE stands with the...

Responding to the New York Times on Environmental Poisoning in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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

When a child is born with a birth defect, her mother tends to her needs.

You Give Us Hope for Syria

Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014

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

"'Rather than throw myself from a window,' the mother said, 'I should raise those beautiful girls.'"   Those are the final words of this wrenching article on Syria that you may have seen in Tuesday's New York Times. They are the words...


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