MADRE Statements

A Visit to Our Sister Organization in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

Recently, MADRE staff was in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV. We used the opportunity to develop our work together and conducted a series of human rights trainings with Haitian grassroots women’s organizations. Plus our Helping Hands: Shoes for Haiti project delivered hundreds of pairs of shoes from generous MADRE supporters!

We shared photos and short updates from our sister organizations.  To take a look at them, you can:

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Blog Updates from Haiti

August 8, 2011

“Now I Have a New Mother – MADRE”

She knew that MADRE is made up of lots of people who care about girls like her. And knew that MADRE is Spanish for “mother.” She said to me, “My mother died in the earthquake. But now I have a new mother — MADRE. That’s what all the girls here need, a mother.”

August 5, 2011

Aid Beyond Survival

In times of crisis, aid organizations often focus exclusively on providing communities with tools for survival. Of course, in the immediate aftermath of disaster, this is precisely what people need most. However, maintaining this narrow focus in the months and years after disaster neglects broader needs.

August 4, 2011

KOFAVIV to Provide Input on Violence Against Women Legislation in Haiti

MADRE has some exciting news to share! Our Haitian sister organization KOFAVIV was recently invited by the Haitian Women’s Ministry to provide input on new legislation to address and prevent violence against women. 

August 3, 2011

Speaking Out for Haitian Women

Last week, when we were in Haiti, we were able to share an amazing opportunity with our partners at KOFAVIV. Invited by the fair trade organization Fairwinds Trading, Terry Lundgren (the CEO of Macy’s), Martha Stewart, and fashion designer Rachel Roy traveled to Haiti to meet with artisans and to see their work.

August 3, 2011

Distributing Shoes in Haiti

Thirteen-year-old Laurette lost her parents in last year’s earthquake. She is one of many girls living in danger in Haiti’s displacement camps. But a few months ago, she found a new home at the community center run by KOFAVIV, MADRE’s Haitian sister organization.

August 2, 2011

A Human Rights Training that Lights a Spark

Since the earthquake, we have seen the tremendous suffering of women and girls facing an epidemic of sexual violence in Haiti’s displacement camps. But we have also seen their tremendous courage in confronting this threat.

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