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A Mother's Campaign for Justice in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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

“Sometimes I want to give up.” When she spoke these words, Betty Gonzalez had not only suffered the brutal murder of her daughter, Rosemary. She had also been fighting for years with a justice system that didn’t seem to care...

Raising Awareness and Empowering Women Through Radio

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Women's Health

Thank you for your support of Sapinchikmanta (or Voices for Justice) an Indigenous radio program in Peru!  MADRE is pleased to report that Sapinchikmanta continues to grow.  Sapinchikmanta broadcasts programs that empower Indigenous women and raise awareness on human rights issues....

Securing Rights and Safety for Girls in Nicaragua

Posted on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

Some of the women traveled for days before they arrived. On foot or in small boats, they came from 115 different communities, traversing remote areas of Nicaragua’s North Atlantic Coast. They were all headed to the same place, a forum...

Documentary: Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

"Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence" tells the story of inspiring women activists

Creating a Conflict-Free Future for Colombia

Posted on: Monday, March 10, 2014

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

In February, MADRE Program Director Natalia Caruso and Human Rights Advocacy Coordinator Cassandra Atlas, visited our sister organization Taller de Vida in Bogota, Colombia. While there, three young girls who had escaped armed conflict in Colombia shared their vision for the country's future.  Person...

Chicken Farm Provides Women with Food and Income

Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2014

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

In December, MADRE was thrilled to let you know that the chicken farm project you support expanded to include an additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women from the Quiche region of Guatemala! Each woman has since received chickens and materials to...

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...

Flashlights and Safe Birthing Kits for Syrian Women

Posted on: Friday, January 24, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights

Imagine fleeing your home to escape the violence of a devastating civil war. This is the reality for millions of Syrian refugee women and girls now struggling with trauma, grief, poverty and ongoing violence. As the crisis worsens, MADRE has continued...

Girls at the KOFAVIV Center Learn to Regain Trust

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

In our last update, we shared stories of survival from young girls who attend KOFAVIV’s Saturday workshops. Every Saturday, Espas Timoun (Children’s Space) continues to host day-long workshops for young women between the ages of 15 and 22, many of...

Al Mousawat Radio Reopens!

Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

Since our last update OWFI has continued their tireless efforts in demanding equality and empowering women across Iraq. We are thrilled to announce that OWFI was able to reopen their radio station, Al Mousawat (Equality) Radio! The station was shut...

OWFI's been hard at work

Posted on: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women

OWFI has been hard at work maintaining the safe houses and providing a secure environment for the women who seek refuge from violent or stressful situations. The medical, counseling and legal services offered at the safe houses have been beneficial...

Do you know a kid who loves to draw?

Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

By now you may have read my email from earlier this week about the brutal violence impacting young girls in Haiti — the most vulnerable of the country’s earthquake survivors. But with your support, MADRE and our Haitian sister organization...

Hygiene kits and legal services for rape survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

Thanks to your support of this project, MADRE was recently able to send financial support to KOFAVIV, our Haitian sister organization, to reinforce their lifesaving programs and services for rape survivors. With your support, KOFAVIV will be able to provide...

Reclaiming Women's Human Rights in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Human Rights Advocacy, Central America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

We recently presented a report before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations on violations of women's human rights in Guatemala

Benefits of Midwifery in Afghanistan

Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE is working with a network of brave midwives who dare to stand up against violence and for women's health.

Giti's Story - Your MADRE Support in Action

Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012

Keywords: Afghanistan, Middle East, Women's Health, Economic Justice, Combating Violence Against Women

Afghan midwives are providing escape to women facing life-threatening violence.

A Safe Space for Women in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Human Rights Advocacy, Central America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE partner Sandra Gonzelez talks about her crucial work tackling violence against women.

Women Standing Up to Violence in Guatemala City

Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

Read a project update from MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, the Women Workers Committee.

Photo Update from Guatemala

Posted on: Saturday, December 24, 2011

Keywords: Guatemala, Latin America, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE's Partners in Guatemala Demand an End to Gender-Based Violence MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, The Women Workers Committee, has been dedicated to ending the epidemic of violence against women and girls in their community. Recently, on the...

Haiti Photo Update

Posted on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE staff members recently visited Haiti to bring shoe donations to a group of community organizers with KOFAVIV, MADRE's Haitian sister organization- and we'd like to share some of our photos with you!

To learn more about...

Creating a Space for Justice in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America, Women's Human Rights, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Project Update: Symbolic Tribunal in Colombia

Photo Update from Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women

MADRE staff members recently visited Haiti to bring shoe donations to a group of community organizers with KOFAVIV, MADRE's Haitian sister organization- and we'd like to share some of our photos with you!

To learn more about...

Project Update from Haiti: Human Rights Advocacy Training for Grassroots Women

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women

Read the second part of the update on MADRE's recent trip to Haiti.

Haiti Update: Visiting KOFAVIV: A Refuge for Rape Survivors

Posted on: Friday, February 25, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

Read part one of the update on MADRE's recent trip to Haiti.

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.

Photos: MADRE Partners in Haiti Organize Sit-In

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy

Early yesterday morning, MADRE partner and grassroots Haitian women's organizations KOFAVIV and FAVILEK organized a sit-in at the Haitian national palace to demand shelter for earthquake survivors and action to end the gender-based violence that is so common in the camps.

UN Agencies Listen to Grassroots Haitian Women's Organizations

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Two weeks ago, MADRE's Lisa Davis and Diana Duarte traveled to Haiti to meet with our partners from KOFAVIV. While there, they visited one of the camps where our partner organization KOFAVIV is working, distributed supplies to the women in...

Six-Month Progress Report on MADRE's Response to the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Friday, July 9, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE has worked in Haiti since the early 1990s. When the earthquake struck, we immediately reached out to our sister organizations. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide them with life-saving support.

MADRE Member Support is a Lifeline for Zarbobo

Posted on: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

I am so pleased to be able to tell you what an important difference MADRE members have made - support for the Afghan Women's Survival Fund was a lifeline for Zarbobo, a woman who lived in fear and hunger for...

STANDING UP FOR AFGHAN WOMEN: The Afghan Women's Survival Fund

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

Afghan women have been denied their human rights for decades—the right to education, to work, to health care, to political participation. More than 87 percent of Afghan women cannot read or write. Pervasive violence against women is now considered a...

Advocating for Women's Human Rights in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

An update on our work in Haiti:Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, traveled to Haiti last week as part of a delegation of human rights attorneys with the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network (LERN), a project of the Institute for...

MADRE Programs Combating Violence Against Women in Armed Conflicts

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: Combating Violence Against Women, Afghanistan, Sudan, Colombia, Guatemala, Palestine, Iraq

 Guatemala In the past decade, nearly 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered in Guatemala. Many of them, including girls as young as 10, were tortured and raped, their bodies left in public places.  As a result, women have...

Update from the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice

Dear Friends OWFI wishes you a happy New Year. We hope that 2010 becomes a year of achievement and empowerment for women around the world. We thank all those who supported and helped us become a strong voice towards change in Iraq. Our...

Afghanistan Update: MADRE Members Come Through for Naseema

Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Profile

Fantastic news! Thanks to the support we were able to raise through the Afghan Women's Survival Fund, Naseema and her three children are—right now—making their final preparations to escape Afghanistan. Naseema is frightened, but incredibly relieved to finally have the...

MADRE Partner at the Launch of UN Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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

Raising the Voices of Maquila WorkersToday, Human Rights Day, officially marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign, which begins annually on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against...

Naseema's Story: The Price of Her Courage

Posted on: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Asia, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Profile

Naseema knew full well what her husband was capable of—and still she chose to report him to the authorities for murder.  Now, her life is in constant danger, as her husband tries to track her down, and her only hope...

Stories of our Sisters

Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Sudan, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

 Iraq: Art Action for Peace “The US gave us a government that plunged us into civil war,” Yanar Mohammed says. “But in Baghdad, there were brave Sunni and Shiite youngsters who refused to hate each other.” “With MADRE’s help,...

Human Rights Advocacy at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Last week, representatives from around the world traveled to New York for the eighth annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).  The goal of this year’s forum was to advance the implementation of the UN Declaration on the...

Iraq: Art Action for Peace, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Peace Building, Combating Violence Against Women, Iraq, Middle East

Art Action for Peace, a MADRE and OWFI project, extended its efforts to unite Iraqi youth through poetry, music, and other art forms. Since late June 2008, young poets have organized one major community event and continued to hold small...

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