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.
The Trump Administration has stepped up its assault on immigrants, refugees and Indigenous Peoples. In response, we brought a delegation of Indigenous women from all across the world to the US-Mexico border. They came together with Indigenous women and leaders in Arizona to exchange experiences and solutions. Watch a video that captures highlights of that visit.
The International Crimes Against Humanity Treaty
A new convention on crimes against humanity (CAH) is in its final draft stages — and recently hit a new milestone. Following a campaign led by MADRE, Outright Action International and CUNY Law School, the International Law Commission (ILC) took a crucial step. In the latest draft, the outdated definition of gender — which placed many at risk and limited rights protections — was removed.
Progress for Afro-Colombian Women’s Demands for Peace
MADRE joins our partners to spotlight the solutions of women peacebuilders, from Colombia and around the world. They hold the key to lasting peace, stability and progressive US policies.