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.
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.
Uprising in Iraq
Protests in Iraq are still intensifying are growing, the largest protests since the US invasion in 2003. The government's response has left over 300 dead and thousands injured.
Learn more about the uprising and its the root causes, how women are mobilizing secure change, and what links Iraq’s protests to uprisings around the world.
Indigenous Women's Exchange: Guatemala and Nicaragua
For a few days in June, a group of 39 women gathered together in a community on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. MADRE organized this exchange to convene women from our Indigenous partner organizations, MUIXIL from Guatemala and Wangki Tangni from Nicaragua. We are one of the few organizations creating meaningful transnational opportunities for grassroots women leaders to address shared issues, learn from their peers and develop coordinated strategies for social change.