Articles with keyword "Combating Violence Against Women"
Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When a child is born with a birth defect, her mother tends to her needs.
Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014
"'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...
Posted on: Thursday, February 20, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, November 4, 2013
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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"...
Posted on: Monday, December 3, 2012
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...
Posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2012
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...
Posted on: Monday, July 2, 2012
MADRE is partnering with CODEPINK on a week of Twitter Action around the Second International Afghanistan Conference.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Watch MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speak at a special MADRE and CUNY event honoring Rhonda Copelon.
Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Join us for an in-depth session on how to prevent violence against Indigenous women.
Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Join MADRE and our partners for the following events at the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Posted on: Friday, December 2, 2011
On December 7 MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy Director will participate in a panel about human rights in Haiti.
Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011
The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Our human rights advocacy strategy helps amplify the priorities of Haitian women for safety, basic services and more. Here's how.
Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2011
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...
Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011
MADRE urges the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.
Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2011
One decade later, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MADRE endorses the call for Iranian authorities to release Maryam Bahreman.
Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This week, MADRE staff is in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV to develop our work together.
Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
MADRE's partner organization, OWFI, appeared on Al Jazeera this week to talk about their continuing protests.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Yanar speaks about MADRE's support of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq.
Posted on: Monday, June 13, 2011
Violence and intimidation against women's rights activists continues in Baghdad.
Posted on: Friday, June 10, 2011
MADRE joins women from around the word in calling for an end to sexual assault of women protesters.
Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011
Announcing an upcoming exhibition of Haitian women's photography, opening in New York on the evening of April 28th.
Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011
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...
Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2011
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...
Posted on: Thursday, January 13, 2011
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Read MADRE's one-year update on sexual violence against women and girls in Haiti's displacement camps
Posted on: Friday, December 10, 2010
MADRE releases public education materials to highlight the many threats women face, and the ways they demand their human rights.
Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2010
Don't miss MADRE staff and partners at this dialogue and vigil hosted by the Center for Women's Global Leadership.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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
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,...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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.
Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010
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...
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010
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)...
Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010
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...
Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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...
Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010
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 email@example.comAs we enter the second decade of the...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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...
Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009
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
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...
Posted on: Thursday, July 30, 2009
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...
Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2009
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...
Posted on: Saturday, July 25, 2009
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...
Posted on: Saturday, June 6, 2009
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...
Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009
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
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...
Posted on: Monday, October 27, 2008
-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...