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MADRE - Global women's rights 

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Our 2020 Vision

Last year, we saw growing feminist activism, climate justice actions and powerful uprisings. Looking forward, Executive Director, Yifat Susskind, shares our 2020 vision for feminist futures.

We fund work to meet urgent needs in communities, enhance women's leadership and build strong local institutions.

We strengthen the skills of individuals and organizations to mobilize in communities, influence policies and sustain movements.

We mobilize our team of advocates and lawyers to train and accompany partners in shared campaigns for policy change.

Our grassroots partners are women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster. Together, we build skills, strengthen local organizations and advance progressive movements. And we bring women's demands to policymakers and advocate for rights, resources and results.

VIVA Girls

Young women and girls are planting the seeds for a feminist future. In our new initiative, VIVA Girls partners with and uplifts girl-led programs, cultivates adolescent girls' leadership and co-creates spaces for girls' voices in our social movements. Together, we're helping a new generation of feminist leaders thrive.

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In The News

Women's leadership is key to a successful uprising. In this Los Angeles Times piece, Executive Director Yifat Susskind looks back on a year of mobilizations for change and what we can learn from them.

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Seeking Justice

We brought a petition to the International Criminal Court. It's the first of its kind – an ICC petition advancing the rights of women and LGBTIQ people.

Now, we're working with United Nations investigative teams to hold ISIS accountable.

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Partner Spotlight

Indigenous Information Network

The Indigenous Information Network connects Indigenous Peoples in Kenya and helps strengthen their demands for human rights. By fighting against environmental injustice, gender discrimination, economic threats and more, Indigenous women are enacting change.