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Articles with keyword "Combating Violence Against Women"

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...

Demanding Women's Human Rights at the United Nations: CSW 2014

Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Keywords: Events, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, UN, Indigenous Rights

From March 10 to March 21, the United Nations will host women's rights advocates from around the world for the fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW is for international leaders and civil society activists to convene and...

MADRE Calls for International Solidarity with Haitian Women's Human Rights Defenders under Threat

Posted on: Monday, November 4, 2013

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

On the morning of October 24, 2013, women at the Haitian organization KOFAVIV were targeted with the latest in a series of violent threats. A man, who witnesses indicate was armed, stationed himself outside the KOFAVIV Center. He accosted a KOFAVIV...

MADRE Condemns Atrocious Attack against Young Woman in Afghanistan

Posted on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE condemns the recent heinous act of violence carried out against Afghan teenager Gul Meena and the persistent violence targeted against women and girls in that country. Gul Meena barely escaped with her life when her family targeted her for "honor"...

Thank You for Being a Friend of Malya!

Posted on: Monday, December 3, 2012

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

Malya Villard-Appolon (center), 2012 CNN Hero, with her daughter and with Eramithe Delva (right), co-founder of KOFAVIV Thank you—all of your support as for our Haitian partner Malya Villard-Appolon, and her nomination as a CNN Hero, has meant more than I...

Congratulations to Rose Cunningham on her Women's World Summit Foundation's Prize!

Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin American and Caribbean, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders

Dear Rose,  We would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to you on being awarded the Women's World Summit Foundation's Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life! This award marks an important stride in generating visibility to the powerful work you are...

Week of Twitter Action on Afghanistan

Posted on: Monday, July 2, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is partnering with CODEPINK on a week of Twitter Action around the Second International Afghanistan Conference.

Video: MADRE at the CUNY Law Review Symposium

Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Keywords: Event, Human Rights Advocacy, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Watch MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speak at a special MADRE and CUNY event honoring Rhonda Copelon.

MADRE Partner FIMI at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Keywords: Event, Combating Violence Against Women, Indigenous Rights, UN

Join us for an in-depth session on how to prevent violence against Indigenous women.

Events: MADRE at CSW

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Events, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, CSW, UN

Join MADRE and our partners for the following events at the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Event: A Panel Discussion with MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy Director

Posted on: Friday, December 2, 2011

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

On December 7 MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy Director will participate in a panel about human rights in Haiti.

Iraq Withdrawal Does Not Mean the War Is Over

Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Combating Violence Against Women

The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.

Tracing MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy for Haitian Women

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

Our human rights advocacy strategy helps amplify the priorities of Haitian women for safety, basic services and more. Here's how.

Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2011

Keywords: Afghanistan, women's human rights, Us foreign policy, combating violence against women

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Often overlooked is the experience of Afghan women since the beginning of the U.S invasion.  Below are some resources for those who would...

Take Action: Demand a United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011

Keywords: United Nations, Burma, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, US Foreign Policy, Asia

MADRE urges the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.

Stop Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Iraq

One decade later, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.

Coalition Calls for the Immediate Release of Iranian Women Human Rights Defender

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Iran, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Women Human Rights Defenders

MADRE endorses the call for Iranian authorities to release Maryam Bahreman.

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

This week, MADRE staff is in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV to develop our work together.

Video: Iraqi Women Protesters Continue to Face Sexual Harassment

Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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

MADRE's partner organization, OWFI, appeared on Al Jazeera this week to talk about their continuing protests.

Video: A Message to MADRE Supporters from Yanar Mohammed

Posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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

Yanar speaks about MADRE's support of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq.

Updates on the Use of Repressive Tactics against Peaceful Protesters in Iraq

Posted on: Monday, June 13, 2011

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

Violence and intimidation against women's rights activists continues in Baghdad.

Women from Around the World Condemn Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2011

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

MADRE joins women from around the word in calling for an end to sexual assault of women protesters.

Event: "The Way We See It"

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011

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

Announcing an upcoming exhibition of Haitian women's photography, opening in New York on the evening of April 28th.

Take Action: Save Iman al-Obeidi

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Libya, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

This petition, calling for the Turkish government to take action and save Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman dragged away after reporting her rape by Qaddafi security forces to foreign journalists, comes to us from Avaaz.org.Last Saturday, a young woman lawyer...

Kidnapping and Torture of Al Tahrir Organizer Alaa Nabil by Iraqi Intelligence

Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

We just received the following statement from Yanar Mohammed, the director of our partner organization in Iraq, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). She writes about the kidnapping and torture of Alaa Nabil, a youth activist and organizer...

A Message To Our Sister Organization KOFAVIV

Posted on: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Yesterday, to recognize the year that has passed since Haiti's earthquake and to express our ongoing committment to the women and girls of Haiti who have faced an escalating epidemic of sexual violence since the disaster, we...

One Year Since the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Read MADRE's one-year update on sexual violence against women and girls in Haiti's displacement camps

Download Our Flyers to Call for an End to Violence Against Women!

Posted on: Friday, December 10, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

MADRE releases public education materials to highlight the many threats women face, and the ways they demand their human rights.

MADRE Staff and Partners Speak: Feminist Dialogue on Militarism and Military Intervention

Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2010

Keywords: Event, Combating Violence Against Women, 16 Days of Action

Don't miss MADRE staff and partners at this dialogue and vigil hosted by the Center for Women's Global Leadership.

Rape a Part of Daily Life for Women in Haitian Relief Camps

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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

Below is an update from the Ms. Magazine blog  by Gina Ulysse and discusses the work being done by MADRE and our partners in Haiti. Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women’s bodies were still...

New Report Released on Haiti: Our Bodies Are Still Trembling - Haitian Women's Fight Against Rape

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, we see a continued crisis of safety and security in the displacement camps that has exacerbated the already grave problem of sexual violence. In May and June, MADRE joined delegations coordinated by the...

Haiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women in Haiti

Prepared for Congressional Briefing Hosted by TransAfrica ForumHaiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground Epidemic of Rapes Against Women and Girls in Haiti’s IDP CampsIn the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti,...

Event: Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health

Posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Keywords: Event, Combating Violence Against Women

The National Council for Research on Womenin Partnership with the US National Committee for UNIFEMAnnual Conference 2010 Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women:Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health Hosted by The Women and Gender Studies Program and Roosevelt House,Hunter College,...

Be a Lifeline for Women in Afghanistan

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

The situation in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous for women, and the ones who speak up for their rights are in the greatest danger of all.In fact, at the very moment I write this, 39-year-old Ranna Tareen, director of Kandahar's Women's...

Post-Earthquake Violence Against Women in Haiti: Failure to Prevent, Protect and Punish

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE is working as part of a coalition of organizations seeking justice for women in Haiti. The coalition submitted the following statement to the UN Human Rights Council for the upcoming session.

Haiti Lawyers Collect Rape Survivor Accounts and Plan Legal Strategy

Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

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

MADRE partner Maria Suarez of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) wrote about the delegation of human rights lawyers who recently travelled to Haiti to collect the testimony of rape survivors. Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, was part...

Act for Afghan Women

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

As Afghan President Karzai wraps up his visit to Washington, DC, we at MADRE noticed something is missing.  We have seen news stories about the upcoming military offensive in Kandahar, about the Taliban's continuing hold on power and about funding...

Take Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Targeting: Major General Gerardo Christian Chaumont (UN Pol, MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet (UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General), Yukio Takasu (President UN Security Council), Force Commander Major General Luiz Paul Cruz (MINUSTAH), Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women)...

MADRE Speaks: Stories of our Sisters 2010

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Read the letter from Executive Director Vivian Stromberg below and check out the newsletter online. If you would like us to send you a print copy, please call...

Event: Vivian Stromberg to be presented with the Vagina Warrior award

Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010

Keywords: Event, Activist, Combating Violence Against Women

Join us at a special presentation of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on Sunday, April 18th @ 7pm. Vivian Stromberg, MADRE's Executive Director, will be honored at the event for her many years of fighting for women's human rights around...

Executing Du'a Khalil's killers is not justice, but a violation of human rights

Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

Statement by MADRE partner organization Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), Representative Abroad, Houzan Mahmoud. According to official sources at Ninawa Criminal Court, the four people charged with the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad on 7 April 2007 have been...

OWFI Releases Study on Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Sexual Rights, CSW

Today, MADRE's partner organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), released the report "Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Girls in Iraq." Yanar Mohammed, director of OWFI, presented the findings at a panel discussion held by the Coalition...

Event: 2020 VISION - Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Eliminating Violence Against Women

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Event

March 5, 2010 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PMThe New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York CityFREE | Seats are limited | RSVP to wlp@learningpartnership.orgAs we enter the second decade of the...

Event: Comparative Strategies to End Violence Against Women

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia, UN, CSW, Event

Join MADRE for a Panel Discussion & Photo Exhibit Addressing Violence Against WomenWomen using human rights to strengthen anti-violence strategies: Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia and the United States. March 3, 2010From 12pm - 1:30pmLunch Included!United Nations Church Center (10th Floor)777 United Nations PlazaNew...

Message of Solidarity with Guatemalan Women

Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

We at MADRE, an organization demanding women’s rights worldwide, are outraged and angered by the violence against women in Guatemala and the apparent lack of repercussions perpetrators of women’s violence face. The fact that we must use terms such...

UN Secretary General's Campaign Being Launched from Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, UN

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In awareness of this day and the ongoing violence that women face in their homes and communities, the UN launched a campaign calling on governments, civil society,...

Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki: United we Construct our own Worth, Strength, Happiness and Wellness

Posted on: Friday, October 9, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

A Declaration from the Second Forum of Indigenous Women from Wangki held in Waspam, Nicaragua. Representatives from MADRE and our partner organization Wangki Tangni attended.Women from the following communities gathered in Waspam, the capital of Wangki, from October 1st through...

A Call to Indigenous Womens Organizations to Stop Violence Against Triquis Women

Posted on: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Keywords: Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Indigenous Rights

From MADRE's partner organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI). On July 5, 2007, sisters Virginia and Daniela Ortiz Ramirez, residents of a Triqui town located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, were seen for the last time. Two years...

Stop the Execution of Female Prisoners in Iraq

Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

End Capital PunishmentOWFI's Campaign toStop the Execution of Female Prisoners in Iraq Eleven female prisoners were taken to the extreme protection prison in Kadhimia in Baghdad two months ago for the purpose of execute capital punishment on them.In spite of...

Solidarity Statement on the Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran

Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2009

Keywords: Iran, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Women Human Rights Defenders

On the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Human Rights in Iran, members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) express solidarity with the civil society in Iran in their struggle to demand that the...

An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Saturday, June 6, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

Yanar Mohammed, president of MADRE partner Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq  June 6, 2009  Thank you, Hillary, for submitting to our patriarchs. In a visit to Egypt which was meant to be a landmark in US-Arab relations, Hillary Clinton chose to...

The War on Iraq: Six Years of Women's Resistance

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

 After Six Years, Some US troops Will Leave Iraq. But Where Are We Leaving Iraqi Women? March 16, 2009If you haven’t thought about the Iraq War as a story of US allies systematically torturing and executing women,...

MADRE Joins Other Women's Organizations in Thanking President Obama for Rescinding the Global Gag Rule

Posted on: Friday, January 23, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

January 23, 2009President Barack Obama1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama,The undersigned organizations working to promote women's sexual and reproductive health and rights write to express deep gratitude for your repeal of the Global Gag Rule. We thank you...

Campaign to stop polygamy in Kurdistan-Iraq

Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2008

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

-To the Kurdish Parliament and the Kurdistan Regional GovernmentWe demand the repeal of polygamous marriages and all other discriminatory laws against women in Kurdistan.On October 27, 2008, legislation allowing polygamous marriages was passed in a parliamentary session in Erbil, the...

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