MADRE provides training, tools, knowledge, infrastructure and strategic exchange opportunities to build skills and alliances — among our community-based partners and with philanthropists, policymakers, activists and movements.
"We value that MADRE is collaborative, respects our perspectives and strengthens our work. Few organizations go to the communities to understand the context and generate relationships, like MADRE does. Also, MADRE generates knowledge and learning that can be transferred to other partner organizations."
- Haidy Duque, Taller de Vida, Colombia
Ending Gender Violence: Iraq
We have partnered with the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq in a multi-year training series that offered skills and tools to build a network of women's shelters and Iraq's first alliance between women and LGBTIQ people.
Our partners are more active, influential and engaged in social movements and have embedded movement gains at the community level.
Our partners are sought out as legitimate experts, recognized and respected by local, national and international decision-makers, including traditional leaders, multilateral and government institutions, judicial institutions, academic institutions and the media, among others.
Our public education strategies enable people to transform their values into coherent positions on human rights and create new entry points to progressive activism.