Articles with keyword "Iraq"
Posted on: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
What would a world without violence against women and girls look like? Imagine it... Instead of forced marriage, knowledge and education for Kenyan girls. Instead of sexual slavery by extremist fighters, freedom and safety for women in Iraq. Instead of recruitment as child...
Posted on: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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...
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: Friday, August 8, 2014
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...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Click here to send a message of support to the mothers of Haweeja
Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2011
As the troops return from Iraq, we must ask what the US is leaving behind.
Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011
The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
MADRE stands with the thousands of protesters who have occupied Wall Street and with their allies worldwide.
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 20, 2011
Watch this message from Yanar Mohammed of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq to MADRE supporters.
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 28, 2011
Recently, MADRE launched the new
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: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
MADRE received the great news from our partner in Iraq, Yanar Mohammed, that Firas Ali, one of the pro-democracy youth activists who had been detained, was finally released yesterday. Firas Ali and Alaa Nabil, both activists affiliated with MADRE's...
Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A conversation with Yanar Mohammed about threats facing Iraqi protesters.
Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011
MADRE's Executive Director Yifat Susskind and Yanar Mohammed, the Executive Director of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), have written this letter to Iraqi officials in response to the kidnapping and torture of youth activist, Alaa Nabil. To...
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: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
For 100 years, women worldwide have demonstrated for their rights every March 8. In honor of this 100th International Women’s Day, through the month of March, MADRE is mobilizing 100 people to each give $100 to help secure the rights...
Posted on: Thursday, November 11, 2010
We profile Yanar Mohammed of The Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq
Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010
MADRE Partner Yanar Mohammed of the Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) was on Democracy Now! earlier this week to discuss the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and what that means for the Iraqi people.A note from Yanar:There...
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 19, 2010
Today, March 19, 2010 marks the 7th anniversary of the launch of the Iraq war. Since the very beginning, MADRE has been part of the movement against the war. Together with our partner, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq...
Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010
MADRE joins other organizations in calling on President Obama to reconfirm his commitment to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by August 31, 2010.To: President Barack Obama1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington DC 20500 Dear President Obama:We are deeply concerned by recent indications...
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, January 7, 2010
Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...
Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009
How Your Gifts Save LivesMADRE is a small organization with a big reach. We're able to have an impact beyond our size because we know how to focus on the most strategic places to make change. We focus on the...
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, 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,...
Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2009
On Saturday, January 31, Iraq will hold its first elections since 2005, also marking the first time that provincial councils will guarantee seats for female candidates. MADRE Resources:MEDIA ADVISORY: Quotas in Upcoming Elections in Iraq to Place...
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 3, 2008
MADRE Communications Director Yifat Susskind recently had the opportunity to speak with Haifa Zangana, an Iraqi activist and author. In this video, they discuss the long history of the Iraqi women's rights movement and the impact of the US...