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Open Letter on Women's Rights in Iraq - Please Sign

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

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...

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...

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.

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.

Photo Update from MADRE at CSW

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Keywords: Events, CSW, UN

Check out photos of MADRE staff members and partners from the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Events: MADRE at CSW

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Events, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice, CSW, UN

Join MADRE and our partners for the following events at the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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.

Resources on Palestinian Statehood Vote

Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Gaza, Middle East, UN, US Foreign Policy

Today, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to submit a request for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations.

Famine Spreads in Somalia: You Can Help

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, UN

The United Nations just declared famine in another three areas in Somalia...

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...

UN Health Official Cautions Cholera Outbreak Not Yet Contained

Posted on: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, UN

"I do not think that we have reached the peak of this epidemic."

MADRE at the Millennium Development Goals Summit

Posted on: Monday, September 20, 2010

Keywords: UN, MDG

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit starts today at the United Nations, and MADRE will be there with some of our partners.

MADRE Welcomes Michelle Bachelet

Posted on: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, GEAR, UN Women

MADRE welcomes Michelle Bachelet as the head of UN Women. We look forward to working with her and our allies in women's human rights as the new entity is developed.  We are confident that her leadership will ...

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.

UN urges greater protection of the world's Indigenous communities

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2010

Keywords: UN, Indigeous Rights

The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples."The world's Indigenous peoples have preserved a vast amount of humanity's cultural history. Indigenous Peoples speak a majority of the world's languages, and have...

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...

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...

UN General Assembly Declares Water a Human Right: MADRE Applauds the Decision

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keywords: Water Rights, UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Environmental Justice

Today, the UN General Assembly declared access to water and sanitation a human right. MADRE applauds this decision.17 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe water. Every year, nearly 1.8 million people (90 percent of them children under...

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....

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...

UN Women: The New UN Gender Equality Entity

Posted on: Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, GEAR

MADRE is pleased to announce that, through the amazing efforts of global, regional, and national networks of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform  (GEAR) Campaign, the General Assembly has agreed on its newest gender equality entity, UN Women.From today's press release:Charlotte...

Event: Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010

Posted on: Monday, June 21, 2010

Keywords: Women Human Rights Defenders, Event, UN, Human Rights Advocacy

Join other international activists, scholars, community workers, NGO representatives, lawyers and educators at the Women's Human Rights Education Institutes 2010.

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...

Statement at the Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. Her testimony is below. 1.- Introduction The report to...

MADRE Partner from Haiti Testifies Before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: UN, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Today, Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps for displaced people since the earthquake destroyed her home in January, is testifying before representatives from the Human Rights Council in Geneva.Malya, a...

Make the United Nations more effective in realizing women's rights

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: UN, GEAR

Join MADRE and other progressive organizations by supporting the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign. You can sign the petition (below) through Amnesty International's website: sign the petition here. The United Nations is a galvanizing force in setting new international...

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...

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...

Event: An Evening Honoring Human Rights Activist Elsa Stamatopoulou

Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

Keywords: Event, UN, Activist

Join MADRE and the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) for an evening celebrating Elsa Stamatopoulou, a human rights advocate committed to the struggles of Indigenous Peoples and a tireless activist for women's rights.Elsa - our friend, our sisterWhen:Wednesday, April...

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...

Open Letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

Keywords: UN, Economic Justice, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE and partner organizations joined other women's organizations in calling on the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint qualified women to the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing.His Excellency Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, We, the signatories of...

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...

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...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership Are Institutionalized in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with our partners in Haiti and with a coalition of women's organizations to ensure that Haitian women's human rights are upheld in all of the relief and reconstruction programs being undertaken in Haiti. The coalition submitted this...

Event: Indigenous Women Working for Change and Moving Ahead since Beijing 1995

Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Event

Join MADRE's partner organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (FIMI), for an event during CSW.On 3 March, 2010, the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Women will co-sponsor, together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the...

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2010

Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW

15-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000)Every year, the Commission on the Status of Women -- one of the major...

Parallel events during the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Event

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place from March 1-12, 2010. Here is a short list of some of the parallel events being held.See the full list of all CSW Parallel Events »March 110:00am: Sexual and...

GEAR UP NOW!

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Keywords: UN, GEAR

54th SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN2010 GEAR CAMPAIGN STATEMENTThe Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign, a network of over 300 women’s, human rights and social justice groups around the world urges UN Member States and...

Event: Comparative Strategies to End Violence Against Women

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia, UN, CSW, Event

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...

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...

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...

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...

To Address Climate Change, We Need Social Change: Rural Women's Rights are Key to Solutions

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, US Foreign Policy

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a climate change agreement, women’s organizations emphasize that the creation of any new policy is an opportunity to advance human rights. While most Parties to the UNFCCC approach climate change as a...

Message of Solidarity with Guatemalan Women

Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, UN

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...

Resources for the World Summit on Food Security

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

World leaders are convening in Rome from November 16 to November 18 for the World Summit on Food Security. Here are some MADRE resources and some from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.MADRE Food Justice Projects:Farming for...

A Powerful United Nations Women's Agency - Will the UN deliver?

Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2009

Keywords: UN

By Charlotte Bunch, member of MADRE's Network of Experts. After three years of debate, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on September 14th that will lead to the creation of a stronger unified women's rights and gender equality entity led...

UN Secretary General's Campaign Being Launched from Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, November 5, 2009

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, UN

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,...

Obama Continues Failed Bush-Era Policy on Cuba

Posted on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Keywords: Cuba, UN, US Foreign Policy, Latin America & Caribbean

Today, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on a resolution calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba.  For the 18th consecutive year, a nearly unanimous grouping of nations came together to condemn this 47-year-old policy, now...

Farida Shaheed named Expert on Cultural Rights

Posted on: Thursday, October 8, 2009

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE congratulates Farida Shaheed! Farida, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, was named the new Expert on Cultural Rights by the Human Rights Council this week.From Women Living Under Muslim Laws:"The Human Rights Council concluded its 12th session by...

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...

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...

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