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MADRE - Global women's rights 

An Unforgettable Journey

On the occasion of MADRE’s 35th Anniversary, we invite you to travel with Executive Director Yifat Susskind to Kenya, where Indigenous women are defending human rights and innovating sustainable solutions to climate change.

MADRE partners with grassroots women on the frontlines of war and disaster. Together, we meet urgent needs and create lasting change.


We Partner for Social Change

MADRE partners with grassroots women's groups facing war, disaster and their aftermath. Together, we meet urgent needs and build women's capacity to create positive social change.

We Advocate for Human Rights

MADRE applies the tools of human rights advocacy to create social change with our partners. We make international law accountable to the people it's meant to serve.

“We have one goal — to save lives and evacuate people. And to send a message to the world: Without weapons, we can do anything.” The young woman who spoke these words — Razan al-Najjar — was shot dead by Israeli snipers. A volunteer with our partner group, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), Razan was rushing to provide medical care to an injured protester when she was killed. We honor her and recommit to this work for peace and justice in Palestine. 

Watch Video

Yifat Susskind, MADRE Executive Director, appeared on 112BK with Ashley Ford to address global women's rights, the rise of the right and how progressive activists can learn from each other to build stronger movements.

Women Are the Key to Peace

Women in Iraq, Colombia, Syria, the Korean Peninsula and beyond are leading the way to a peaceful world. As crises escalate, we must support their work to save lives, protect communities and prevent violence.


With you and with MADRE, our grassroots partners protect and provide for the most vulnerable. They build new skills and grow as community leaders. And they bring their demands to policymakers and advocate for rights, resources and results.



Where We Work

Our partners and projects span the globe: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Kenya, Palestine, Syria and Iraq.



Together, we save lives, rebuild communities and secure women's rights worldwide.