Access to clean and productive land, air, and water is the most basic necessity of any community but the climate crisis puts it all at risk. MADRE works to unravel the economic and political systems that drive the climate crisis, restoring land and water rights, and food sovereignty, to communities who will foster sustainable, instead of extractive, economies.
Our partners have legal and practical ownership of and access to clean and sustainable land and water.
Our partners are nourished by reliable and sustainable sources of food that they control.
Our partners dismantle the economic systems and institutions that exploit their land and labor, while creating self-sufficiency.
The Indigenous Information Network works in rural communities to build protections against climate destruction, such as greenhouses and rain harvesting projects. They mobilize to bring Indigenous women climate defenders to local and international decision-making spaces, where they can advocate for funding and policy support for their sustainable climate solutions.VIEW OUR PARTNERS
We’re working with our partners to ensure they have full control of their own land, water, and food, and that their local communities are sustainable with resilient economies to meet their needs.
MADRE partners with Zenab for Women in Development to organize women farmers in Sudan to exchange strategies amidst protracted drought. They founded their country’s first women farmers union and have used their shared strength to push for access to resources and tools previously reserved for men.
MADRE works with the grassroots community organization Wangki Tangni to promote sustainable development, protect traditional culture, and improve health among Indigenous Peoples on Nicaragua’s North Atlantic coast.
“Climate destruction is a reality. We want the women to be equipped to deal with drought and other threats.”Fatima Ahmed President, Zenab for Women in Development