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MADRE - Global women's rights 

Three young Afghani girls walk together facing away from the camera. One young girl looks back at the camera and smiles.
Our Emergency Response in Haiti and Afghanistan

Join our urgent action to confront crisis, as people face violent turmoil in Afghanistan and recover from an earthquake and tropical storm in Haiti.

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.

Young girl wearing a red niqab looks into the camera while in a crowd of women wearing blue burkas.

The Taliban Takes Power, After 20 Years of a Failed US War

The US must remain accountable for the harms they've committed in Afghanistan for two decades. MADRE stands with the women on the ground who are taking action, defending their rights, and supporting their communities.

Woman and girls in hijab sit together.

A More Feminist Foreign Policy

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the "war on terror," MADRE joins our Feminist Peace Initiative partners, Women Cross DMZ and Global Grassroots Justice Alliance, to share our vision for what's next.

Afghan woman dressed in a blue burka walks outside of building structures.

On Afghanistan, Biden Must Listen to Pro-Peace Feminists

Two decades ago, the march to the war in Afghanistan used the cover of women's rights to justify military violence. Those actions left Afghan women vulnerable then and now. Yifat Susskind and Diana Duarte discuss what it means to be pro-peace and prioritize feminist solutions 20 years after the start of the "war on terror.

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.