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Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Midwives for Peace is a network of Palestinian and Israeli midwives, supported by MADRE. They work together to promote peace and protect the health of mothers in the West Bank. In February, the midwives gathered for their quarterly meeting. These gatherings...
Posted on: Thursday, October 31, 2013
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...
Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I'm happy to share with you our annual report, highlighting the victories that you made possible last year!
Posted on: Thursday, August 1, 2013
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...
Posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2013
As an anniversary gift, I brought the midwives bracelets! All over the world, women are denied their fundamental reproductive rights. From a lack of basic health check-ups to scarce family planning services, this is the reality too many women face. In places...
Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There is a generation of children growing up in Iraq who have known nothing but war. And in Haweeja, one small town, their bodies bear the signs of conflict. But together, we can help create health and healing. For years, US soldiers...
Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012
MADRE is working with a network of brave midwives who dare to stand up against violence and for women's health.
Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012
Afghan midwives are providing escape to women facing life-threatening violence.
Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012
An update from MADRE's partner organization, Midwives for Peace.
Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
An update from MADRE's partner organization Midwives for Peace.
Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011
Palestinian and Israeli midwives refuse to be enemies.
Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2011
MADRE's sister organization Midwives for Peace is expanding their work of ensuring safe deliveries in the West Bank.
Posted on: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Gaza’s water crisis is one of the most urgent humanitarian crises in the region. In Gaza City, many houses have running water only once a week, and in some of the poorest communities, families do not have taps in or...
Posted on: Friday, March 4, 2011
For the second Friday in a row, thousands of people took to the streets in Baghdad, Basra and other cities across Iraq. Despite a ban on vehicles in Baghdad, many walked for hours to join the protests. ...
Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2011
We just received the following update from Yanar Mohammed, the director of our partner organization in Iraq, about the spread of demonstrations into Iraqi cities.
Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ghalia, like so many mothers in Gaza, struggles every day to find clean water for herself and her children. And she worries every day about her children becoming sick or even dying from the filthy water they are sometimes forced to drink.
Posted on: Monday, July 26, 2010
Early last year, Israel destroyed much of Gaza’s rudimentary water infrastructure in a protracted bombing campaign. Since then, an ongoing economic blockade has prevented Gazans from importing materials they need to rebuild the water system. Contaminated drinking water is putting...
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010
MADRE's partners in Palestine, Midwives for Peace, hosted their first co-existence meeting of 2010 earlier this week. Midwives and health practitioners from both Palestine and Israel gathered for a professional development meeting as well as to share personal stories about...
Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Midwives for Peace, MADRE's newest sister organization in Palestine, recently organized two meetings between Israeli and Palestinian midwives: one in Tel Aviv, Israel and the other in Ramallah, Palestine. At the meetings, Palestinian and Israeli midwives got to know each...
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Shortly after the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza began in January of 2009, the Zakher Association, a Gazan women’s rights organization, reached out to MADRE to request emergency relief for the women and families in the communities where the organization...
Posted on: Monday, February 16, 2009
Just days after the Israeli airstrikes against Gaza began, MADRE was working to facilitate an emergency response to the rising crisis. Relying on a well-established partnership with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), MADRE was able to channel support from...
Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009
An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS): Ramallah, 15/01/09: Today, the Israeli military operation in Gaza has entered its twentieth day. It is the heaviest and most destructive day thus far and seriously...
Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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...