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Posted on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“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...
Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014
In 2014, MADRE is continuing to advance women's human rights worldwide. Click on the docket below to learn more about the issues that MADRE and our partners are working on, and the solutions we will create.
Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, December 2, 2013
We are extremely excited to let you know that thanks to your support, MADRE and Muixil, our Guatemalan sister organization, were able to expand our chicken farming project for the second time this year! An additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women...
Posted on: Friday, August 30, 2013
In June, we were very happy to let you know that MADRE and Muixil’s chicken farming project was expanding to three new communities, reaching 50 new women participants! And thanks to your continued support, we have even more great news...
Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Thanks to your generous support, MADRE was recently able to send funds to MUIXIL in support of their programming with local, Indigenous Ixil women. The donation went towards maintaining the chicken farming project, organizing a human rights training, and holding...
Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Our partners at the Women Workers Committee recently held a health fair for women and their families in the neighborhood of Barcenas, just outside of Guatemala City. Women in this poor community have precious few opportunities to access health services—that’s why...
Posted on: Thursday, July 12, 2012
We recently presented a report before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations on violations of women's human rights in Guatemala
Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2012
MADRE partner Sandra Gonzelez talks about her crucial work tackling violence against women.
Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Read the story of Catarina, a member of our partner organization in Guatemala.
Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Check out our latest project update from the Rigoberta Menchu Foundation in Guatemala.
Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2012
Read a project update from MADRE's partner organization in Guatemala, the Women Workers Committee.
Posted on: Saturday, December 24, 2011
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
You are part of an inspiring global women's movement. Get a glimpse by reading these letters.
Posted on: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
MADRE is working with our sister organization Muixil to make sure that Indigenous Mayan women's voices are heard.
Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2011
Since 2007, MADRE has supported a women's chicken farming project in the rural highlands of Guatemala.
Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010
In Guatemala, as many as 112,000 people were forced from their homes following a devastating volcanic eruption and tropical storm last month. In the communities where our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee, works, an estimated 800 homes were destroyed,...
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Emergency in GuatemalaSandra Gonzalez, our partner from the Women Workers' Committee near Guatemala City, called me earlier today. She sounded exhausted. Last Thursday, a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing rocks and lava and blanketing the capital in black ash. Just...
Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Recent prolonged droughts and a drop in remittances due to the worldwide financial crisis have left many families in Guatemala unable to grown or buy food. To combat this problem, MADRE and Muixil have expanded Farming for the Future, a food security and microenterprise project for Indigenous Ixil women in El Quiché.
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010
Stories of our Sisters 2010 This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Below you can read the stories from our sisters. To read the newsletter as a whole, check out the newsletter online. If you...
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, December 10, 2009
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...
Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2009
On a recent worktrip to Guatemala, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg and Program Coordinator Natalia Caruso visited our sister organization, Muixil.Muixil is a group of 350 Indigenous Ixil women living in the highlands of Guatemala. In the 1980s, the highlands were...
Posted on: Monday, August 24, 2009
Thanks to MADRE members' support, Executive Director Vivian Stromberg was able to deliver toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and learning kits to children in the Barcenas community during her recent worktrip to Guatemala.The Women Workers' Committee, MADRE's partner in Barcenas, was...
Posted on: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Farming for the Future was designed to establish pig farming as a source of food security and microenterprise for Indigenous Ixil women in El Quiché department in the Guatemalan highlands. Working in collaboration with our local partner, Muixil, MADRE has...