Articles with keyword "Middle East"
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: Friday, July 18, 2014
Israel has launched a ground operation in Gaza, a drastic escalation of violence. More than 260 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed in less than two weeks. The majority of the dead since Israeli airstrikes began in Gaza have been civilians,...
Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2014
The news is worse. Rocket attacks from Gaza and bombings from Israel have plunged communities into new violence.
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: Monday, November 25, 2013
The peace talks to bring a political settlement to the war in Syria were postponed yet again. In the interim, the slaughter of civilians continues. There will be thousands more deaths as winter encroaches, and as humanitarian aid fails to...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Evidence has emerged of the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war, with hundreds of people killed and thousands injured. Any attack on civilians is a war crime, and MADRE unequivocally denounces the use of chemical weapons by...
Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2012
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18 people in the past days: 15 in Gaza and three in Israel. We assert that all attacks against civilians must end immediately.
Posted on: Thursday, September 13, 2012
We at MADRE condemn the recent attacks on the US embassy in Libya and extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who were killed. MADRE stands with all of the victims of violence, including the many...
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Click here to send a message of support to the mothers of Haweeja
Posted on: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Click here for a chance to have your voice heard by our sisters in Cuba and Palestine.
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: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
15 months after former dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egyptians took to the polls to vote for president.
Posted on: Thursday, February 9, 2012
MADRE calls an immediate end to attacks against protesters and civilians in Syria.
Posted on: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Join Women in Black to support the Occupy Wall Street movement and call for an end to the occupation of Palestine.
Posted on: Thursday, December 15, 2011
As the troops return from Iraq, we must ask what the US is leaving behind.
Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
MADRE condemns the violent response of the Egyptian military and urges President Obama to suspend military aid to the country.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The following statement was issued by Women Living Under Muslim Laws in response to the Libyan National Transition Committee's decision to impose sharia law as the country's primary source of legislation.Women Living Under Muslim Laws Statement on Libya 25 October...
Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011
The war is far from over--especially for women and girls.
Posted on: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
An update from MADRE sister organization Midwives for Peace
Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011
Today, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to submit a request for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MADRE endorses the call for Iranian authorities to release Maryam Bahreman.
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
Author and long time MADRE supporter, Alice Walker tells us why she is sailing on the U.S boat to Gaza.
State Department Officials Have an Obligation to Speak Out Against Israeli Threats to Attack U.S. Boat to Gaza
Posted on: Friday, June 24, 2011
U.S peace activists express outrage over the lack of protection from the U.S Government.
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: Friday, May 20, 2011
MADRE denounces the recent death threats issued against...
Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2011
On Sunday, protesters demonstrated in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank to mark the anniversary of the “Nakba” (“catastrophe”), the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with the formation of Israel in 1948. They...
Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2011
If you are in the NY area you can take part in two upcoming events about Gaza.
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: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This event will bring the perspectives of women so often absent from the discourse on the Israeli / Palestinian conflict.
Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Write a letter and join this collective action of friendship with the Palestinian people.
Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A conversation with Yanar Mohammed about threats facing Iraqi protesters.
Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tell your representative to support an initiative that would prevent Congress from funding ground troop presence in Libya.
Posted on: Friday, April 8, 2011
MADRE joins many in mourning the death of Juliano Mer-Khamis, an activist who used theater to promote peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. He co-founded and directed the Freedom Theater of Jenin, reaching out to the young generation...
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: 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: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
MADRE received the following appeal from Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) who in turn received it from their colleagues in Bahrain:Civil society organizations in Bahrain are appealing for support, as developments in the country today have led to serious safety risks...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
MADRE's sister organization, the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), responds to...
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: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Cannes 2008 Selection, SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), EXTENDED WEEK IN NYC:** SUHEIR HAMMAD IN PERSON THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 7:30 SCREENING **Exclusive Engagement at the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th St, near Union Square)SHOWTIMES THURSDAY, AUGUST 19: ...
Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
There's still time to see Salt of This Sea!
Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010
Join us for SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), this Friday, August 13, in New York City.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In its bid to maintain its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, the Israeli government has launched a new offensive, this one against its own citizens. A bill that is currently before the Knesset would allow...
Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010
The Water Crisis in GazaSince 1967, the Gaza Strip has been under Israeli military occupation. As a result, Palestinians in Gaza have endured many harmful policies, including the denial of their rightful share of water and restrictions on developing water...
Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The blockade of goods to Gaza imposed by the Israeli government has had crippling effect on Palestinians, severely impacting the flow of essential supplies including food, medicine and water. Restricting supplies has led to critical decline in the water supply....
Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Jewish Voice for Peace-New York Presents Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in My Love), the 2005 movie by Israeli Shai Pollack about the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle against the Wall in Bil'in.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Where: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Sts., New York CityWhen: 7 pm Wednesday, June 9Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat, and outspoken anti-war activist will talk about her experiences with...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A letter from Gila Norich, Director of Development at Physicians for Human Rights Israel. Waking up to Monday's events was disheartening and shocking, to say the least. Throughout the ordeal, Physicians for Human Rights- Israel has remained in constant contact...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
COME THURSDAY, MAY 27, 5 PM-7:30 PM TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA. TELL THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF HUMANITARIAN AID TO GAZA. Meet at 5 pm on 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City. ...
Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010
Women in Black are holding a special event to acknowledge 43 years of Occupation by Israel of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza—and the disastrous effects it has had upon the Palestinian people.Please join us.Thursday June 3, 2010, 5:30...
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: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Jewish Voice for Peace - New York Presents Their Kick-Off Community EventPogroms in Hebron: Courtesy of America
Hebron is a city under siege. The final resting place of Abraham, revered by Jews and Muslims alike, is home to the...
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, March 4, 2010
Printable Flyer Join human rights organizations for a moving procession to protest the annual fundraising dinner of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces & and keynote IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 5:00 -...
Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Israeli War Criminals Feast at the Waldorf while Palestinians Hunger for JusticeJoin us for a moving procession to protest the 2010 Annual New York Gala Dinner of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)WE WILL NOT BE SILENTNO to...
Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
MADRE belongs to the coalition US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. Unfortunately, it's not too often that we get the opportunity to thank Members of Congress for doing the right thing. That's why it's so important to do so...
Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2010
MADRE is a member of the coalition US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. The Gaza Freedom March is over, but our work of changing U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine is more important now than ever!Over 1,300 people from across the...
Posted on: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Join MADRE and other members of the coalition US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: join us in taking action for Gaza. Find a Gaza Freedom March event in your area. Learn how to organize your own Gaza Freedom...
Posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
In the West Bank, Palestinian women in labor are routinely denied access to necessary medical care by Israeli military checkpoints and roadblocks. MADRE partners with a group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives to ensure that skilled, well-equipped midwives are available...
Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2009
The sentencing for Ezra Nawi, Israeli human rights activist, has been postponed until September 2009. Ezra Nawi was arrested for standing between an Israeli bulldozer and the home of a Palestinian family in the West Bank. Though his protest was...
Posted on: Saturday, August 8, 2009
By Jessi Roemer, MADRE supporter, cantorial soloist and writer. I first knew Ezra Nawi as the man with the roses. He was not a florist. He was a plumber, a gentle Jerusalemite who would show up every Friday at French...
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,...
Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2009
MADRE is co-sponosoring Codepink's delegation to Gaza where they are meeting with several organizations, including MADRE's partner organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society.From Codepink's website:Itinerary: Meet up in Cairo, Egypt on March 5 Travel to Gaza on March...
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...
MADRE's sister organization in Gaza outlines 12 month plan to address massive medical and humanitarian crisis left by invasion
Posted on: Monday, January 19, 2009
While the bombardment of Gaza is currently halted, the impact of a month of ceaseless violence against women and families is catastrophic. MADRE's sister organization, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, has assessed the most critical needs of the population and...
Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS): There is growing evidence that the Israeli army is using non-conventional weapons in its assault on Gaza according to a report released on Friday 9 January...
Posted on: Saturday, January 10, 2009
An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS):Saturday morning, the 27th of December, Israel started a massive offensive in the Gaza Strip, leaving behind death, destruction and intense suffering. Israeli military planes carried out...
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...