Here at MADRE, we’re about a different approach — and we make it happen with your help.
Together, we can innovate new ways to ensure girls can thrive and advance social justice as a new generation of feminist leaders.
In Kenya, MADRE’s local partners make sure girls have safe spaces to speak their dreams out loud, to other girls and to women across generations, and to talk about how they can grow together. Our partners are leaders in the community. So when they reach out to families about girls’ rights to stay in school or to avoid harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and forced early marriage, people listen — and take action to protect girls.
In Guatemala, MADRE supports a weaving cooperative where Indigenous girls learn from their mothers and grandmothers about their community’s history of surviving genocide and generations of oppression, through stories threaded in the traditional designs they learn. Through this precious bonding time, older generations learn from their daughters’ lives and about what they need to achieve the future they want: an education, reproductive health care and more.
While in Lebanon, our partners provide schooling, healthcare and theater workshops for Syrian girl refugees that give them a platform to voice their own needs and build leadership skills. These programs focus on girls identifying and supporting their choices and dreams, and discussing health impacts of child marriage.