MADRE Statements

June 2010

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: 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.

Preparing for the G20 Summit in Toronto

Posted on: Friday, June 18, 2010

Keywords: G20, Human Rights Advocacy, Event

On June 26 and 27, as the G20 meets in Toronto, progressive organizations will be holding alternative summits, themed days of resistance and days of action. The meetings will offer the public involvement in discussions on poverty, human rights and...

Job Opening: National Organizer, SOA Watch

Posted on: Friday, June 18, 2010

Keywords: Job

SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works:to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America,to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSECto change oppressive...

Land Rights in South Africa: MADRE Congratulates the Rural Women's Movement on Recent Victory

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty, South Africa

MADRE congratulates the Rural Women's Movement (RWM), our partner organization in South Africa, and the other organizations and people involved in the ground-breaking legal victory marked by the recent repeal of the Communal Land Rights Act (CLRA). The CLRA, enacted...

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...

MADRE Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Human Rights Advocacy, Activist, Indigenous Rights

On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda, the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcué, was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving. Aida Quilcué had recently returned from Geneva, where...

Charlotte Bunch spoke with AWID to pay tribute to her longstanding and cherished colleague and friend, Rhonda Copelon.

Posted on: Friday, June 11, 2010

Keywords: Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

Charlotte Bunch, a member of MADRE's Network of Experts, spoke with Masum Momaya of AWID.AWID: Charlotte, can you tell us how you came to work with Rhonda?Charlotte Bunch: I began working closely with Rhonda in the 1990s after she became...

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...

NGO SIGN-ON to stop climate funds for World Bank

Posted on: Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice

MADRE has signed onto the statement below. Endorsements should be sent to (the deadline for signatures is 10PM Bonn time Wednesday, June 9, 2010).Dear President Obama:The success of global climate negotiations – and the fight against climate change...

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...

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...

Event: Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women: Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health

Posted on: Thursday, June 3, 2010

Keywords: Event, Combating Violence Against Women

The National Council for Research on Womenin Partnership with the US National Committee for UNIFEMAnnual Conference 2010 Strategic Imperatives for Ending Violence against Women:Linkages to Education, Economic Security and Health Hosted by The Women and Gender Studies Program and Roosevelt House,Hunter College,...

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...


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