MADRE Statements

January 2011

Coalition of Organizations Call on Haiti to Prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier

Posted on: Friday, January 21, 2011

Keywords: Haiti

As organizations concerned with human rights in Haiti, we call on the Government of Haiti to immediately take steps to investigate and prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier for human rights violations committed during his 1971-86 rule of Haiti. ...

Getting to Know Yifat: A Biography

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

Yifat Susskind, MADRE’s Executive Director, works to make human rights a reality for all people.  Before joining the staff of MADRE, she was part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian human rights organization in Jerusalem, using journalism, advocacy and political organizing in...

Messages of Welcome from MADRE's Sisters

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

As soon as we let our sister organizations know about our new Executive Director, Yifat Susskind, the welcome messages poured in. Our partners, excited to hear that Yifat would be taking the leadership of MADRE, wrote to us to share...

Message from Yifat Susskind, MADRE's New Executive Director

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

After 14 years as part of the MADRE staff, I have the honor of being our new Executive Director. As a MADRE supporter, you understand what a unique and powerful organization this is. You understand that MADRE gives us a...

A Media Spotlight on MADRE's New Executive Director

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

Over the years, MADRE's new Executive Director Yifat Susskind has often lent her voice and her analysis to shape the discussion on women's human rights worldwide.  In the media and in policy debates, her perspective has been informed by the...

A Personal Introduction to You from Vivian Stromberg

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

I have great news to share with you.  As you may know, after twenty years as Executive Director, I am ready to transition out of this role, though I will remain deeply involved as MADRE’s Senior Advisor.      I couldn’t...

Special Video Message with MADRE's New Executive Director

Posted on: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keywords: Meet Yifat

Watch the video below for a special message from Vivian Stromberg and Yifat Susskind, MADRE's new Executive Director. After 14 years of working together, Vivian shares her reflections on how far MADRE has come and on the invaluable contributions Yifat...

Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Arrest of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Posted on: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti

Breaking News: Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has been taken into custody by the Haitian police and waits in a courthouse for the decision on whether he will be arrested and what charges he will face. (Tuesday January 18)MADRE endorses the...

MADRE Applauds Latest US-Cuba Policy Changes and Calls for Full Normalization of Relations

Posted on: Monday, January 17, 2011

Keywords: Cuba, US Policy

On Friday, President Obama announced changes to US foreign policy towards Cuba, particularly impacting longstanding barriers to travel and remittances to that country.  MADRE applauds this step as a necessary change to a failed policy that has undermined the well-being...

A Message To Our Sister Organization KOFAVIV

Posted on: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Yesterday, to recognize the year that has passed since Haiti's earthquake and to express our ongoing committment to the women and girls of Haiti who have faced an escalating epidemic of sexual violence since the disaster, we...

MADRE Condemns Recent Shooting Attack in Arizona

Posted on: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keywords:

MADRE joins the many who mourn the tragic events in Tucson, Arizona just days ago, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd that had gathered to participate in a discussion with Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords.  Six...

Halt Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Earthquake

MADRE signs on to a letter urging the US government not to resume deportations of Haitian nationals to Haiti

One Year Since the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Read MADRE's one-year update on sexual violence against women and girls in Haiti's displacement camps

MADRE Echoes Sudanese Women's Call For Peace

Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa

On January 9, the people of Southern Sudan will cast their votes to determine whether the North and South of Sudan will remain unified, or whether Southern Sudan will secede and become an independent state. On this momentous day, six...

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