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MADRE - Global women's rights 

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.

Our longtime partner in Nicaragua, Rose Cunningham, has been inaugurated as the first Indigenous woman mayor of Waspam, Nicaragua, her hometown.

In response to an urgent call from Afro-Descendant and Indigenous organizations in Colombia, MADRE and human rights advocates from around the world signed an open letter, calling on the Colombian government to respect gender and racial justice provisions of Colombia’s peace accord.

Prosecuting ISIS Crimes against Women and LGBTIQ Persons

On November 8, MADRE held a special event featuring ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda where we launched our petition to prosecute ISIS crimes against women and LGBTIQ persons. Our petition, the first of its kind, makes a case for international law to protect all people, including LGBTIQ people and women, from violence aimed at enforcing rigid gender roles.


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.