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Articles with keyword "Womens Health"
Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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....
Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
"Blowing the Whistle on Sexual Violence" tells the story of inspiring women activists
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: Monday, February 24, 2014
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...
Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2013
With your support, 1,000 women in Nicaragua received their full supply of pre-natal vitamins.
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: 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: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Your support is already helping Haitians to survive regular, torrential rains.
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: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
MADRE's ally in Pakistan, Shirkat Gah was one of the first agencies on the scene in many of the worst-hit areas. Mobile medical clinics and food distribution centers have been established, and now Shirkat Gah is focusing on women.
Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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...
Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010
On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. About the BanIn 2006, Nicaragua's National Assembly voted to...
Conversation with Haitian Partner: Women's Clinic Providing Ongoing Treatment for Earthquake Survivors
Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lise Marie Déjean, director SOFA, a MADRE sister organization in Haiti.MADRE is working with SOFA, a national Haitian women's organization, to provide medical services to earthquake survivors. SOFA and MADRE partnered...
Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
MADRE is continuing to partner with Circle of Health International (COHI) to support women's health volunteer teams in Fonds Parisien, Haiti.The teams are working to build and maintain a stable, sustainable response to women's health needs in the aftermath of...
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requires the Nicaraguan Government to adopt urgent measures to save the life of Amalia*
Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This press release from Women's Link Worldwide refers to Nicaragua's denial of a therapeutic abortion for Amalia*, a 27-year-old cancer patient. Bogotá, March 1, 2010 – On February 18, 2010, a group of Nicaraguan and international organizations, specifically, the Nicaraguan...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.In Carrefour, a poor, mostly residential district in the greater metropolitain area of Port-au-Prince, our team...
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010
The women's health volunteer teams are still on the ground in Haiti, and the team in the clinic is seeing about 50 patients daily. The teams have been training local clinicians to ensure they are prepared to respond to needs...
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: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Several teams of MADRE-supported health workers are still on the ground in Haiti. Two new volunteers arrived yesterday. The medical volunteers are working out of a local clinic and treating 350 patients each day. The women's health teams are seeing...
Posted on: Monday, December 21, 2009
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...
Posted on: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Fabric, sewing machines, needles and thread donated by MADRE members filled over 40 boxes for a shipment to MADRE's partner, the Wangki Tangni Women's Sewing Collective in Nicaragua. Because of the amazing support from donors, we were also able to...
Posted on: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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...
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: 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: Monday, July 13, 2009
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,...