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June 2010

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.

Taking a Stand Against Racism in Peru

Posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's partner organization in Peru, LUNDU, is dedicated to promoting respect for Peru’s populations of African descent and to combating racism and sexism. Last year, they launched a major media monitoring and anti-racism campaign, and MADRE has been working with...

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...

MADRE Partners Testify on Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keywords: UN, MDG, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Yesterday was the last day of a two-day series of "informal interactive hearings" of the UN General Assembly in anticipation of the September summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were set in September 2000...

MADRE Fights for Reproductive Choice at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Keywords: UN, Human Rights Advocacy, Nicaragua, Women's Health, Reproductive Rights

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...

Indigenous Organizations Meet in Managua to Discuss Climate Change

Posted on: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Keywords: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, UN, Indigenous Rights

On May 24th and 25th, representatives from Indigenous organizations and networks from across the Americas met in Managua, Nicaragua for the 2nd Latin American Indigenous Forum on Climate Change. The objective of this forum, which closely followed the People's World...

Testifying for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: UN, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

This week, MADRE and our partners are in Geneva at the 14th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps...

Send Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

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...

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...


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