MADRE Statements

Articles with keyword "Indigenous Rights"

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...

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...

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...

MADRE Resources on Rio+20

Posted on: Friday, June 22, 2012

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, UN, Climate Change

As climate change threatens communities worldwide, it is crucial that world leaders hear from Indigenous women.

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.

MADRE Applauds Conviction of Guatemalan Soldier; Urges Conviction of Former Dictator Ríos Montt

Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

Pedro Pimentel Rios sentenced to 6,060 years for rights abuses in Guatemala.

The International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) Announces New Director Otilia Lux de Coti.

Posted on: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Indigenous Rights, UN

Read the following congratulatory statement from MADRE's sister organization, FIMI.

MADRE Founding Partner Mirna Cunningham Receives the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction Award!

Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, CSW

MADRE congratulates Mirna on receiving the Woman of Distinction Award.

MADRE Partner Recognized for Dedication to Rural Women's Issues

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, CSW

MADRE congratulates founding partner Mirna Cunningham on receiving the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction Award.

Statement from The International Indigenous Women's Forum on International Human Rights Day

Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

A statement from Myrna Cunningham, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and MADRE partner.

Photo Album: MADRE Visits Kenya

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women Human Rights Defenders, Water Rights, Indigenous Rights

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind recently traveled to Kenya with MADRE Program Director Natalia Caruso.

Community Organizer and Activist is Assassinated in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, June 17, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders, Peace Building

Ana Fabricia Cordoba, a community organizer and member of the Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres was assasinated in Medellin, Colombia on June 8, 2011.

Statement of the Global Indigenous Peoples' Caucus

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights

This statement was delivered by Ghazali Ohorella to 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Congratulations from MADRE to Mirna Cunningham!

Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2011

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE congratulates our long-time partner Mirna Cunningham, the newly appointed...

See What You've Accomplished in Peru

Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders

We profile Tarcila Rivera Zea of our sister organization CHIRAPAQ

Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean

The following is an excerpt from a UN report on the Indigenous Peoples of Colombia

Take Action: Protect Indigenous Rights in Australia

Posted on: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Australia

The Western Australian Government has announced that it will bypass ongoing consultations with local Indigenous landowners in Western Australia in order to compulsorily acquire a portion of their land for a new $30 billion gas processing plant.

Take Action: Stop Human Rights and Environmental Abuses in Panama

Posted on: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Keywords: Panama, Latin America and the Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

The following is an alert from our friends at Cultural Survival. See below for how you can help Indigenous people in Panama.

Event: International Day of the World's Indigenous People at the UN

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights

This is an event being held at the UN today in observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Please note that only people with a valid UN grounds pass will be able to attend. You are hereby invited...

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights, US Foreign Policy

President Obama needs to hear from you--today. He needs to know that all Americans believe that the day has come for him to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Applications for grants under the Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade will be accepted between 1 July 2010 and 1 October 2010

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights

This statement was received from the United Nations Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesApplications for grants under the Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade will be accepted between 1 July 2010 and 1 October 2010 Applications for grants under...

Land Rights in South Africa: MADRE Congratulates the Rural Women's Movement on Recent Victory

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty, South Africa

MADRE congratulates the Rural Women's Movement (RWM), our partner organization in South Africa, and the other organizations and people involved in the ground-breaking legal victory marked by the recent repeal of the Communal Land Rights Act (CLRA). The CLRA, enacted...

No More Promises: A Call for Action

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: UN, MDG, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

 Statement on the Millennium Development Goals, Women and Indigenous Peoples 2010 Acknowledging that United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted on 13 September 2007 by the General Assembly affirms that we, as indigenous peoples, have the right...

MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy, Activist, Indigenous Rights

On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda, the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcué, was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving. Aida Quilcué had recently returned from Geneva, where...

Indigenous Peoples on Advancing the Implementation of CSD

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN. CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010  Intervention of Indigenous Peoples...

Indigenous Peoples in Partnership for Sustainable Development

Posted on: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting at the UN.  CSD 18th Session, 11th May 2010 Intervention of Indigenous...

Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, presented this at the Thematic Session on Mining during the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at the UN.  CSD18 Review Session, Interactive Panel: Thematic Session on Mining6 May 2010UN Headquarters, New York Mining...

Indigenous Peoples Demand a Role in Global Waste Management

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic Cluster on Waste...

Event: Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development

Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

This event will be moderated by Lucy Mulenkei, the Executive Director of MADRE's partner, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) in Kenya. Indigenous Peoples, Mining and Sustainable Development6:15 - 7:45pm, Thursday May 6, 2010 at the ECOSOC ChamberNorth Lawn Building, UN Headquarters,...

Indigenous Peoples Recommend Transportation Solutions

Posted on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, CSD, Indigenous Rights

MADRE partner Lucy Mulenkei, Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), is participating at the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) meeting this week and next at the UN. This letter is a response to the Thematic...

MADRE Congratulates Partner Mirna Cunningham on Appointment to UNPFII

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Activist

We congratulate Mirna Cunningham on her recent appointment to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Mirna is a longtime friend and partner of MADRE, an expert from our Network of Experts and Vice President of our partner organization CADPI...

The Cochabamba Protocol: People's Agreement on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

People's Agreement from the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia.Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger.If global warming increases by more than 2 degrees Celsius, a situation that the “Copenhagen Accord”...

Declaration of Women in Asia on Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

A declaration on Climate Change. The Declaration is an open document that is expected to evolve in the coming years. MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum, signed on to the statement put out in October 2009. We,...

MADRE Partners at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII)

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: UN, UNFPII, Indigenous Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Today marks the start of the ninth annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII). Indigenous women leaders from many of MADRE's partner organizations are in New York to participate in the forum, including representatives from the...

MADRE Partner Speaks at CSW Session

Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Indigenous Rights

Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of MADRE's partner organization in Peru, CHIRAPAQ, spoke during the morning session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on March 3. Tarcila, a Quechua activist, spoke about the importance of including the voices...

MADRE Partner Awarded Women's Order Of Merit

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

MADRE congratulates Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, our partner organization in Peru, on being awarded the 2010 Women's Order of Merit by the Ministry of Women and Social Development in Peru. The award is being given in recognition of...

UN Indigenous Fellowship Programme Accepting Applications

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

Any questions pertaining to the Indigenous Fellowship Programme can be e-mailed to: fellowship@ohchr.org♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 English speaking Fellowship Programme is: Monday 31 May 2010.♦ The deadline to receive applications for the 2011 Spanish speaking...

Searching for a Representative to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keywords: Latin America & Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, UN, Indigenous Rights

An interview and LETTER OF SUPPORT for the candidacy of Mirna Cunningham of MADRE's sister organization CADPI.By Tarcila Rivera Zea.The Central American Indigenous Council (CICA) and the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of South America have nominated Dr. Mirna Cuninngham...

MADRE Partner Reports on the State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigenous Rights, Women's Health

Long-time MADRE partner Myrna Cunningham wrote a chapter on the current health situation of Indigenous Peoples for the United Nations report "State of the World's Indigenous Peoples."From the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:"Indigenous peoples contribute extensibly to humanity's...

Evo Morales Elected to Second Term in Bolivia

Posted on: Monday, December 7, 2009

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice

MADRE extends its warm congratulations to President Evo Morales on the occasion of his re-election to the Presidency of Bolivia. His overwhelming victory belongs not only to President Morales, but to the great numbers of women and men including our...

Nicaragua: Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders

Posted on: Friday, November 6, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights

A call to action from Front Line, a MADRE partner organization through the Women Human Rights Defenders Coalition. Re: Nicaragua – Police harassment and detention of women's rights defenders, and ill-treatment of Ms Patricia Orozco upon arrestOn 30 October 2009, women...

Bolivia: Training on Rights, Governance and Political Participation, Project Update

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice

From MADRE's partner organization: International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI)  United and StrengthenedTraining on Rights, Governance and Political Participation to Rural Indigenous Women of CNMCIOB  A Space for Empowering Political and Leadership Capacities Cochabamba, BoliviaOctober 2009The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI)...

Indigenous Women's Fund Announcement of the First Call for Proposals

Posted on: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

A call from MADRE's partner organization the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI).  The International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) in its commitment to the empowerment of Indigenous women's human rights and Indigenous peoples' collective human rights around the world, is pleased to...

Rural and Indigenous Women's Statement on Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, United Nations, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

MADRE and our partner organization the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) have signed onto this statement from the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD). A full list of signatories will be available closer to the submission date...

Day of Indigenous Resistance

Posted on: Monday, October 12, 2009

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Today is a day that has embedded itself in the public consciousness of many people living in the US—but too often for the wrong reasons.  Today, school children will be taught about an explorer who “sailed the ocean blue,” but...

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...

Saving Lives in Nicaragua: Preparing for Hurricane Season

Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Emergency Relief

Deadly WaterHouses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor...

International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI) highlighted in the UNPFII quarterly newsletter

Posted on: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, United Nations

The International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI), a MADRE partner organization, was highlighted in the March-July 2009 issue of The Message Stick, the newsletter of the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.Indigenous Women: The Permanent Forum reviews progress...

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...

Peru: Indigenous Victory is a Victory for All

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month saw an important victory by Indigenous Peoples in Peru. Thanks to their months-long protest, the Peruvian government repealed new laws that opened the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling. This was an important win for Indigenous rights—and for all...

Peru's Congress Overturns Two Decrees that Led to Police Violence

Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

(Updated from original posting June 17, 2009) Six days after the Peruvian National Police attacked and killed Indigenous protestors, the Peruvian government issued a 90-day suspension of two of the ten decrees which had opened Indigenous lands to multi-national corporations...

What's Wrong with the Peru Free Trade Agreement?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy

From the Campaign to Repeal the Peru Free Trade Agreement The Peru Free Trade Agreement will:THREATEN SMALL FARMERS. The agreement will favor only a small sector of Peruvian farmers who export to the US. By lowering Peru's tariffs on agricultural products,...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women

Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

From CHIRAPAQ, MADRE's sister organization in Peru Translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionTo the International Public Lima, June 9, 2009 Call for the Presence and Urgent Mediation from the United Nations in order to Stop the...

MADRE Condemns the Assassination of Indigenous Activist in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keywords: Colombia, Indigenous Rights, Emergency Relief

On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving.  He was the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue, who had recently returned from testifying...

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