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MADRE - Global women's rights 

With you, MADRE unites activists across borders, exposes and ends rights abuses, and protects people at risk.

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



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

Capacity Building

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

Legal Advocacy

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

The International Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

A new convention on crimes against humanity (CAH) is in its final draft stages, but most civil society groups — including women, LGBTIQ, disability, Indigenous, aboriginal, youth, caste, and racial and ethnic minority rights groups — have not weighed in. The CAH drafting process is moving quickly in the UN process, and now is a critical time to get involved.

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.

Solidarity with Women Human Rights Defenders

We need to do more to protect women human rights defenders and demand accountability. The next time you hear about women who are threatened or killed for asserting their basic rights, ask who benefits.


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.