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MADRE - Global women's rights 

two women hugging
Meet Hellen and Sylvia

Through MADRE, you bring life-sustaining aid to women like Hellen and Sylvia in Kenya and around the world. With you by our side, MADRE and our local grassroots partners support struggling women farmers. We install clean water tanks in communities to help them survive drought. And with you, we bring women together to learn new skills and build friendships that foster peace. 

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.