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Articles with keyword "Africa"

Women Farmers Expand Production and Battle Climate Change

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Seven years ago, a woman named Toma walked into a local bank in Sudan. As a farmer, she had big dreams about the harvests she could raise and the money she could make selling her crops -- if she...

Educating Girls and Preventing Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

On February 6, the United Nations commemorated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a harmful practice that endangers the health and well-being of millions of girls and young women around the world. This is a practice that...

An Oil Miller for Women Farmers in Sudan!

Posted on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

In May, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide...

Thanks for keeping the shelters up and running!

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

Thank you so much for your support of MADRE’s “Nanyori” Shelter Network, a network of six shelter schools for young Indigenous girls from impoverished communities who are escaping forced early marriage and female genital mutilation. With your continued support, we...

Education is a universal human right

Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keywords: Kenya, Africa

In its recent issue of Nomadic News, MADRE sister organization the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) wrote about the importance of education for girls from nomadic and pastoral communities. Education is a universal human right, and yet many girls face barriers...

Our Sisterhood is Our Strength: Our Victories Together

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Keywords: Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East

I'm happy to share with you our annual report, highlighting the victories that you made possible last year!

Success Stories from Zenab!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE’s sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports 3,000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they need...

A New Tractor for Women Farmers in Sudan

Posted on: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice

Our partners in Sudan have purchased a new tractor and disk to help with planting!

Seeds, Tools and Even Rain for Women Farmers in Sudan

Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Just a few weeks ago, it rained in the communities of the Women Farmers' Union in Sudan—welcome news!

Emergency Aid for Families in Famine-Hit Communities

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

We have great news from our partners at Womankind Kenya!

MADRE Supporters Bring Aid to Famine Survivors

Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keywords: Somalia, Africa, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Famine

An update from our partner organization in Kenya, Womankind.

Grassroots Women Mobilizing Support for Survivors of Famine

Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

An update from our partner organization, Womankind Kenya

Help Survivors of the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Our partners in Kenya are mobilizing urgently to give life-saving aid to people suffering in the famine in East Africa.

Women Farmers Union in Sudan Purchases a Tractor!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

Work that took days by hand will now take only hours with the help of the tractor.

Women Farmers Unite in Sudan

Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice

We just received a quick update from Fatima Ahmed, the President of our sister organization in Sudan.

Project Update: Expanding Access to Safe Water for Indigenous Women in Kenya

Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

Ongoing drought in Kenya has put millions of people at risk of hunger and starvation. For women who play a primary role in securing clean water for their families, these severe droughts create new burdens. MADRE partners with the Indigenous...

Project Update: Sudanese Women Stand for Peace and Community Prosperity

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Environmental Justice, Peacebuilding

Today, Fatima Ahmed, the director of our sister organization in Sudan, Zenab for Women in Development , stopped by our office. She told us about Zenab’s latest work to support women farmers and to ensure peace during Sudan’s recent landmark...

Kenya: Conserving Water, Saving Lives

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is working with our partner in Kenya, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), to support the Kilgoris Girls' School. Together, we are providing young girls with a safe space where they can grow and learn without fear of a forced marriage.

Women in Sudan uniting to provide for their families and their communities

Posted on: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change

During the last farming season, MADRE and our sister oganization, Zenab for Women in Development, coordinated the delivery of sorghum, millet and peanut seeds to hundreds of Women Farmers' Union members in Gungulesa, Guregana and Um Khanjar, Sudan. That support...

MADRE Partner Travels to Doha to Participate in Peace Process for Darfur

Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Africa, Peace Building

Fatima Ahmed of MADRE's Sudanese partner organization Zenab for Women in Development recently travelled to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in the peace process talks for Darfur. Fatima is part of an initiative organized by Sisterhood for Peace to...

Kenya: Water Rights are Human Rights, Project Update

Posted on: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights

In partnership with our sister organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), MADRE supported the installation of a community water collection point and a drinking trough for livestock for the Emayian Maasai community of Southwest Kenya. These innovations will protect a...

Sudan: Women Farmers Unite, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Sudan, Africa, Food Sovereignty

In collaboration with Zenab for Women in Development, MADRE has supported a Women Farmers' Union in eastern Sudan since its founding in 2007. Prior to the creation of the union, women farmers in Al Qadarif state, which produces 75% of...

Kenya: Umoja Climate Change | Social Change, Water Project Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 12, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Kenya, Africa, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights

MADRE has been working with Indigenous Samburu women in rural Kenya to make their communities self-sustaining. In collaboration with the Umoja Uaso Women's Group—an organization and community of Indigenous Samburu women formed in 1990 by 15 women who were rejected...

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