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.