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MADRE - Global women's rights 

Mother with child wrapped on her back in the river.
Stand With Grassroots Activists Confronting Pandemic

MADRE is working with our partners to provide food, water and aid to communities combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Kenyan women stand in line to collect water.

Domestic Violence in the COVID-19 Crisis

In times of crisis, domestic violence spikes. MADRE and a coalition of human rights organizations demand a global ceasefire on domestic violence.

Image of women receiving care. Text beneath image reads: Care and Connection in Crisis. Feminist Strategy to Confront COVID-19

Care and Connection in Crisis

In a new publication, MADRE presents what a feminist response to the COVID-19 crisis looks like. As we mobilize urgently with our partners, we are driven by the same social justice principles that have always guided our work.

Members of the FIRE Coalition sit around a table for a brainstorm.

Five Feminist Principles for a Meaningful Ceasefire

In a new coalition, MADRE joins allied organizations to accelerate the realization of a feminist vision of peace. Together, we've developed five feminist principles for a meaningful ceasefire.

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speaks at TEDwomen

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