MADRE Statements

Articles with keyword "Peace Building"

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...

Elections in Kenya

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Peace Building

Five years after election-related violence result in the deaths of 1,000 people, Kenya faces another presidential election. MADRE is working closely with our partners there to monitor the situation and to help protect communities against further violence.  Below are resources on...

Women Peace Activists Demand an End to Attacks in Gaza and Israel

Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

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.

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...

Egyptians Vote in First Free Presidential Election

Posted on: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keywords: Middle East, Africa, Peace Building

15 months after former dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted, Egyptians took to the polls to vote for president.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws Releases Statement on Libya and Sharia Law

Posted on: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Keywords: Libya, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights

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...

Midwives for Peace Come Together in Friendship

Posted on: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Activism, Peace Building, Middle East

An update from MADRE sister organization Midwives for Peace

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.

MADRE Mourns the Death of Argentine Singer-Songwriter Facundo Cabral

Posted on: Monday, July 11, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Activist, Peace Building

Facundo Cabral is remembered as a teacher and a voice of protest.

MADRE Encourages Peace in Aftermath of Sudan Split

Posted on: Friday, July 8, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

As we witness the creation of new state, MADRE calls for an end to violence and the inclusion of women's voices as both countries chart their paths forward.

Alice Walker: Why I'm joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Keywords: Gaza, Israel, Middle East, US Foreign Policy, Peace Building

Author and long time MADRE supporter, Alice Walker tells us why she is sailing on the U.S boat to Gaza.

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.

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.

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.

Take Action: Bin Laden Is Dead. Will The Patriot Act Live On?

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Asia, Peace Building

MADRE urges lawmakers and President Obama to put an end to the Patriot Act.

After the Death of bin Laden

Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2011

Keywords: Pakistan, Asia, US Foreign Policy, Peace Building

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind responds to news of Osama bin Laden's death.

Take Action: Join the "To Gaza With Love" Letters Campaign

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

Write a letter and join this collective action of friendship with the Palestinian people.

Video: Pro-Democracy Activists in Iraq Under Threat

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

A conversation with Yanar Mohammed about threats facing Iraqi protesters.

Letter to Iraqi Officials: Kidnapping and Torture of Youth Activist, Alaa Nabil

Posted on: Monday, March 28, 2011

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

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...

Violent Crackdown Against Protesters in Bahrain; Hospitals Also Targeted

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Keywords: Bahrain, Middle East, Peace Building

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...

See What MADRE Members Have Accomplished in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, December 16, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Child Soldiers, Peace Building, MADRE

We profile Stella Duque of Taller de Vida

Take Action: Urge President Obama to Strengthen US Foreign Assistance and Development Aid

Posted on: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keywords: US, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Development

An Open Letter to President Obama on the U.S. Commitment to Global Development

Iraq: MADRE Partner Discusses the Withdrawal of US Troops

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

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...

Event Update: Salt of This Sea - SUHEIR HAMMAD at Quad Cinema TONIGHT for Q and A, 7:30 p.m.

Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

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: ...

Event Update: Salt of This Sea Still in Theaters!

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

There's still time to see Salt of This Sea!

Take Action: Stop the Displacement of the Afro-Colombian Community La Toma!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and Caribbean

If the Colombian government does not change its mind, tomorrow the 1052 families that make up the Afro-Colombian community La Toma will be evicted from the land that they have lived on for almost 400 years. We cannot let this happen. Take action today!

Take Action: Urge Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to remove Uribe from panel on Gaza flotilla

Posted on: Monday, August 16, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Colombia, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, UN, Peace Building

The following is an alert from Colombia Support network. Please see below for information on how to take action regarding the appointment of Alvaro Uribe-Velez to the UN's panel of inquiry into the Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian flotilla.

Event: Salt of this Sea (Milh Hadha al-Bahr) Opens Friday, August 13th in New York City

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

Join us for SALT OF THIS SEA (Milh Hadha al-Bahr), this Friday, August 13, in New York City.

Take Action: Demand Withdrawal of US Troops from Colombia

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

The following is an alert from our friends at SOA Watch. Take action to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Colombia below. A group of nine SOA Watch activists is currently in Colombia to confront the escalation of U.S. policy...

Take Action: Sign on for peace in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

Join MADRE in signing on to this letter from Alliance for Global Justice: Send a letter to new President Santos!Dear Friend, In the final week of Alvaro Uribe's Colombian presidency, Colombia continues to generate a regional crisis in South America....

MADRE and partner enable UN Permanent Forum delegation to assess situation in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

Support from MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI), enabled a delegation of the UN Permanent Forum to travel to Colombia in order to assess the situation for Indigenous women there.Contrary to the claims of the Colombian...

Event: NYC Boat Fundraiser for the US to Gaza Campaign

Posted on: Friday, July 30, 2010

Keywords: Gaza, Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Economic Justice, Event

MADRE is supporting the US to Gaza Campaign. Check out the fundraising event listed below. For more information about the campaign, visit www.ustogaza.org.  A NYC FUNDRAISING EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED JOIN A SUNSET CRUISE IN NY HARBOR THURSDAY AUGUST...

A Peaceful Boycott Should Not be a Crime

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

Born Into War: An Update from MADRE's Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers

Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Last Wednesday evening, MADRE members gathered at the Salt Space in NYC for our event, ‘Born into War,’ an exhibition of photos and paintings by former child soldiers in Colombia and Uganda. The paintings and photos highlighted at the event were...

Event: Born Into War - less than one week away!

Posted on: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

Join us on Wednesday, July 21 for Born into War: An Exhibit of Photos and Paintings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda.  When:Wednesday, July 21, 20106:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: The Salt Space1160 Broadway at 27th St.Fifth...

MADRE Brings Gaza to the United Nations' Attention

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza, UN

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....

Event: Bil'in Habibti (Bil'in My Love)

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

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.

Demanding Human Rights in Colombia

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country’s highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. Instead of battling one another directly, Colombia’s armed groups usually attack civilians suspected of siding with their enemy. The...

Take action for child soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

All sides in Colombia's armed conflict exploit children as soldiers. Some are as young as eight years old. These children are virtual slaves, often sexually abused and forced to commit violence--even murder--so that their childhood and humanity are destroyed.The Colombian...

Help Recover a Stolen Childhood

Posted on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

Tania isn't her real name. I can't use it or show her picture without putting her life in danger from the Colombian armed forces who tried to recruit her as a child soldier. ...

Event: Free Gaza Flotilla Survivor Tells Her Story

Posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

 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...

Physicians for Human Rights Israel's actions & response to Gaza Flotilla incident

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

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...

Event: Born Into War

Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Colombia, Peace Building

An Exhibit of Photos and Drawings by Former Child Soldiers in Colombia and Uganda Please join us!When:Wednesday, July 21, 20106:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: The Salt Space1160 Broadway at 27th St.Fifth FloorNew York, NY 10001(map)Wine and refreshments will be served Admission:$20.00 to...

Event: Demonstrate to Support Free Gaza Flotilla - Thursday, May 27 5 pm until 7:30 pm

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

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. ...

Take Action for Honduran Activists

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Take action for Honduran activists! From Grassroots International:Honduran resistance leader and former Independent presidential candidate Carlos Reyes received a death threat on his cell phone last night. More than 40 activists, journalists, environmentalists, feminists and gay rights activists have been...

Event: Women in Black, Union Square

Posted on: Monday, May 24, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

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...

Event: Ending Militarization in the Americas

Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, Latin America, Honduras, Peace Building

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition will host a one-day Anti-militarization Organizers Conference on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Columbus, GA.The conference will take place in the lead-up to the November Vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA). It...

Event: Mother's Day Picnic for Peace

Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Keywords: Event, Peace Building, Mother's Day

Join us at a CodePink Mother's Day Weekend Picnic for Peace in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 8th. CodePink: Women for Peace is organizing a powerful women's gathering to bring the message of peace and disarmament to the annual military...

Colombia: Death threats against over 60 human rights organisations and individual human rights defenders

Posted on: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

Action Alert from Front Line, a member of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition Please take action on behalf of human rights defenders MOVICE, FUNDEPAZ and CODHES and others.Copy the enclosed letter and send it to the address provided.TARGET ADDRESS:...

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...

The Seven-Year Anniversary of an Illegal War

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

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...

Event: Pogroms in Hebron

Posted on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building

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...

Calling on President Obama to Reconfirm Administration's Commitment to Withdrawal from Iraq

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy, Obama Administration

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...

Event: Protest Friends of the IDF and Ashkenazi!

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

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 -...

Event: Procession for Justice for the Palestinian People

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

 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...

Codification of the Human Right to Peace

Posted on: Monday, February 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Peace Building

MADRE and partner organizations signed on to this statement for the Human Rights Council, Session 13. See a full list of organizations that signed the statement »   I The Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL) welcomed on 30...

Take Action:

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

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...

Gaza Freedom March Ends--But Our Work of Ending Israeli Apartheid Continues!

Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Gaza

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...

Event: No Peace Prize for the War President

Posted on: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

 As President Obama Accepts Nobel Peace Prize, War Resisters League and Other Groups March with Coffins, Signs to Oppose Surge and Ongoing War in Afghanistan."NO PEACE PRIZE FOR THE WAR PRESIDENT"On December 10, as President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel...

Take Action on the Anniversary of Israel's Assault on Gaza!

Posted on: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

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...

Human Rights Abuses in Honduras: An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Open Letter to the Secretary of State of the United States of AmericaThe Honorable Hillary ClintonDepartment of StateWashington, DCDear Secretary Clinton,We are writing to you as a world leader in women’s rights. Your courageous track record on this issue has...

WOMEN AMONG WARLORDS: Rebuilding Afghanistan - October 27th Panel

Posted on: Monday, October 26, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

A panel discussion moderated by: Laura Flanders, MADRE Board Member and GritTV Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 3.00 pm CUNY Graduate Center, Center for Place, Culture & Politics, Skylight Room (9th floor) Democratization in Afghanistan is ineluctably tied to realizing...

Childbirth under Occupation: A Conversation between Yifat Susskind and a Palestinian Midwife

Posted on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

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...

War on Afghanistan: Eight Years Too Long

Posted on: Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On October 7, 2001, the US began a military campaign that, to this day, continues to destroy civilian lives in Afghanistan.  In the days before the bombs fell, MADRE spoke out against the impending so-called “war on terror” and warned:“What’s...

Open Letter to Security Council Members on Addressing the Crisis in Honduras

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

MADRE joins other organizations in calling on Security Council members to address the crisis in Honduras.Dear Ambassador,As feminist organizations and networks and women’s groups working to address the crisis caused by the recent coup d’état in Honduras, we look to...

Obama Addresses UN - MADRE Responds

Posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Peace Building, UN

September 23, 2009 – An Open LetterDear President Obama:As you bring to a close your first address to the United Nations General Assembly, we know that the time for women’s human rights advocates to amplify our voices is now.  Your...

Recommitting to Peace on 9/11

Posted on: Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

Eight years ago, nearly three thousand people in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania were killed in the September 11th attacks.  Today, we remember that crime against humanity and the resilience and courage that so many demonstrated in its wake. ...

Ezra Nawi's sentencing delayed, Action Update

Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Ezra Nawi

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...

A new report details the excessive use of force by Honduran police and military following the coup

Posted on: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Today, Amnesty International released a new report detailing the excessive use of force by the Honduran police and military following the coup of President Zelaya. From the report:"Amnesty International is publishing this summary of findings to highlight serious human rights concerns...

Statement in Support of Mary Robinson, Presidential Medal of Honor Awardee

Posted on: Monday, August 10, 2009

Keywords: Peace Building, UN

Today we join with numerous women’s rights and human rights organizations around the world to salute Mary Robinson’s accomplishments and to celebrate her Presidential Medal of Freedom Award. We commend the Obama Administration for awarding the US Medal of Freedom to...

The Ezra I Knew: The Man with the Roses

Posted on: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Ezra Nawi, Human Rights Advocacy

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...

MADRE Commends the Suspension of US Military Aid to Honduras

Posted on: Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Peace Building, US Foreign Policy

On July 8, 2009, the US embassy in Honduras confirmed that the US would suspend $16.5 million dollars in military assistance, following the June coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.  MADRE commends this US decision as a necessary step...

The Mission for Democracy and Human Rights in Guatemala-Honduras returns home via land

Posted on: Monday, July 6, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

Return of the delegation via land as a result of the closing of the Toncontin de Tegucigalpa international airport.Guatemala, 07/06/09 - The human rights organizations’ mission, headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, attests to the dire...

Statement by Feminist and Women's Organizations from Honduras

Posted on: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

  TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS AND TO THE STATES OF THE WORLDOn Sunday, June 28, 2009 the democratically elected President of the Republic of Honduras, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, was assaulted, abducted and sent to...

MADRE Denounces the Military Coup d'Etat in Honduras

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2009

Keywords: Honduras, Latin America, Economic Justice, Peace Building

A military coup on Sunday morning ousted the democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who is nearing the end of his term. He was forced from the country the day of a referendum on extending term-limits from one term to two....

Afghan Women Are Killed for Demanding their Rights: MADRE Responds

Posted on: Monday, May 18, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Peace Building

Women in Afghanistan are routinely denied basic human rights, including education, healthcare, freedom from violence, and freedom of movement. Afghan women who fight to change this reality are attacked and even assassinated by ultra-conservatives.   Meanwhile, US airstrikes that kill civilians...

MADRE Co-Sponsors a Delegation to Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief

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...

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

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

Israel's use of non-conventional weapons in Gaza

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Posted on: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

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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