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Midwives for Peace: In Their Own Words

Posted on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Peace Building

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...

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...

Take My Body Out of the War: Project Update

Posted on: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building

In June, we shared an update with you about the launch of the Saquen mi cuerpo de la guerra (“Take my body out of the war”) campaign, an initiative displaying photos and texts created by former child soldiers who participate...

Take my body out of the war

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2013

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building

We recently received an email from Stella Duque, director of our sister organization Taller de Vida. She shared some exciting updates from her programs with former child soldiers and children at high risk of being recruited in Colombia’s armed conflict.Taller...

Send a Message to Celebrate Palestinian and Israeli Midwives!

Posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East

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...

In Colombia, Children of War Rebuild Their Lives Through Art

Posted on: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

Executive Director Yifat Susskind reflects on a visit to our Colombian partners.

Bringing Women's Rights Home in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE staff is in Colombia for an exciting conference on women's human rights and international law.

Midwives for Peace: A New Ultrasound Machine for Palestinian Midwives!

Posted on: Thursday, March 22, 2012

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Peace Building

An update from MADRE's partner organization, Midwives for Peace.

Midwives for Peace: Empowering Birth Experiences Last a Lifetime

Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Peace Building

An update from MADRE's partner organization Midwives for Peace.

Despite Barriers, Palestinian and Israeli Midwives Join to Defend Women's Health

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Women's Health, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights

Palestinian and Israeli midwives refuse to be enemies.

Project Update: Sharing Midwifery Skills to Build Peace

Posted on: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Keywords: Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health

MADRE's sister organization Midwives for Peace is expanding their work of ensuring safe deliveries in the West Bank.

Ensuring Human Rights in Colombia: Concluding Observations from the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

Following MADRE’s Shadow Report on Colombia and presentation at the UN Human Rights Committee last month, the Committee released its observations to the Colombian state. In the observations, the Committee expressed its deep concern at the persistence of serious human...

MADRE Presents on Colombia Before the UN Human Rights Committee

Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, UN

MADRE's Lisa Davis was in Geneva last week for the UN Human Rights Committee's review of Colombia's human rights record. As part of the review process, MADRE presented a shadow report that we wrote with a coalition of Colombian human...

Video: Born Into War - Child Soldiers in Colombia

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

MADRE sister organization Taller de Vida provides life-changing support to former child soldiers and children at risk of becoming child soldiers in Colombia. Watch the video to find out more.

Testimony of a Former Child Soldier in Colombia: One Young Girl's Story

Posted on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean, Profile

Thousands of children, some as young as eight years old, are being used as soldiers in Colombia's armed conflict. Through our local partner, Taller de Vida, we provide trauma counseling, art therapy, and recreational programs to young people who have been uprooted from their homes by war and poverty.

Colombia's Election Results Lack Promise of Change

Posted on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

On Sunday, Juan Manuel Santos was elected to succeed Álvaro Uribe as president of Colombia with 69% of the vote in a runoff election. Only 45% of the population participated in the election, as many who supported the left-wing candidate...

Ending Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Keywords: Colombia, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America and the Caribbean

LIMPAL, MADRE's sister organization in Colombia, recently published there their May 2010 bulletin. You can read the original here. Summaries are below.International League15 years after the 4th World Conference on Women met in Beijing, civil society organizations are calling for...

Palestinian and Israeli midwives come together for professional development

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

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...

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...

Colombia: Protecting Children of War, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, October 19, 2009

Keywords: Colombia, Latin America & Caribbean, Peace Building

In July 2009, Miguel Macias, a MADRE volunteer and youth media producer, returned to Bogota to conduct workshops with the youth of Taller de Vida.  For two weeks, Miguel worked with 15 students on writing for the web, photography, journalism,...

Palestine: Meeting with Palestinian and Israeli Midwives, Midwives for Peace - Project Update

Posted on: Thursday, August 27, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

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...

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,...

Palestine: Gaza Emergency Relief, Project Update - Zakher Association

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

Palestine: Gaza Emergency Relief, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, February 16, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

Israeli military operation advancing towards PMRS head office in Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

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...

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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