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MADRE - Global women's rights 

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Happy Mother's Day!

Honor mothers fighting for their families worldwide with a matched donation.

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.

We work with women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster. Together, we build skills, strengthen local organizations, advance progressive movements, and advocate for rights.

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What we can learn from women

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind shares what's possible when women come together — and how to look at those moments as lessons.

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Welcoming Our VIVA Girls Grantees

We recently put out our first ever Open Call for new grantees for VIVA Girls, our initiative to support girls' leadership worldwide. From Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, we're excited to announce that we've selected 20 amazing organizations and community leaders!

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A Vision for a Feminist Peace

In partnership with the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Women Cross DMZ, we've just published a new report called A Vision for a Feminist Peace: Building a Movement-Driven Foreign Policy. We’re excited to launch this new framework to dramatically reimagine a US foreign policy built on intersectional feminist principles and driven by social movements.

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speaks at TEDwomen
#ThinkLikeAMother

In this TED Talk, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind presents a message that we need right now: think like a mother.