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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.

One year ago, we launched a human rights radio station with Wangki Tangni, our partners in Nicaragua. The station connects women from remote communities and shares information about resources like shelters from violence. 

Afro-Colombian grassroots activists were facing state violence. We took action. 

Asma, a young Yazidi woman in Iraq, was kidnapped from her village and captured into ISIS sexual slavery. But her story doesn't end there. 


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.