MADRE Statements

January 2009

Resources on the Provincial Elections in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2009

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Human Rights Advocacy

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 Joins Other Women's Organizations in Thanking President Obama for Rescinding the Global Gag Rule

Posted on: Friday, January 23, 2009

Keywords: Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

January 23, 2009President Barack Obama1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama,The undersigned organizations working to promote women's sexual and reproductive health and rights write to express deep gratitude for your repeal of the Global Gag Rule. We thank you...

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...

Interview with Kathy Engel

Posted on: Friday, January 16, 2009

Keywords: Interview, Kathy Engel

Kathy Engel, the founding Executive Director of MADRE, was interviewed by E. Ethelbert Miller of Foreign Policy in Focus: Kathy Engel is the founder of MADRE, the international women's human rights organization. She is also a poet, cultural worker, producer, and consultant...

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...

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...

Humanitarian Supplies Urgently Needed in Gaza, as Israel Begins Ground Offensive

Posted on: Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Emergency Relief. Israel, Gaza

The Israeli ground offensive, which began on the night of Saturday, January 3, has signaled yet another escalation of violence in Gaza.  An intensification of Israeli military aggression, which began on December 27 in the form of airstrikes, this latest...

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