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MADRE - Global women's rights 

Meet the Women Climate Defenders

Rural and Indigenous women worldwide already feel the worst impacts of climate change — and they know how to fight it. We support their solutions on-the-ground and make sure their expertise is part of international climate policy. 

MADRE partners with grassroots women on the frontlines of war and disaster. Together, we meet urgent needs and create lasting change.


We Partner for Social Change

MADRE partners with grassroots women's groups facing war, disaster and their aftermath. Together, we meet urgent needs and build women's capacity to create positive social change.

We Advocate for Human Rights

MADRE applies the tools of human rights advocacy to create social change with our partners. We make international law accountable to the people it's meant to serve.

Where we work in Kenya, climate change is wreaking havoc on the lives of women who depend on the land. On our recent trip to visit our local partner organization, we learned more about the solutions women create.

MADRE and our local partners at Taller de Vida offer healing programs for former child soldiers and sexual violence survivors in Colombia. Through our workshops, young survivors of Colombia’s decades-long war receive art therapy and counseling. 

Kurdish Comic Strip

To help people learn more about their rights, MADRE developed comic strips for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The comic strips aim to address a common issue for refugees and displaced people — they don’t have official identity documents and, because of it, cannot access humanitarian aid and other crucial resources.


With you and with MADRE, our grassroots partners protect and provide for the most vulnerable. They build new skills and grow as community leaders. And they bring their demands to policymakers and advocate for rights, resources and results.



Where We Work

Our partners and projects span the globe: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Kenya, Palestine, Syria and Iraq.



Together, we save lives, rebuild communities and secure women's rights worldwide.