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MADRE - Global women's rights 

Join Hands. Raise Your Voice.

With your support, MADRE supports grassroots women's groups striving to create safe, just and peaceful communities in which everyone can thrive. 

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.

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.

Event: Prosecuting ISIS Crimes against Women and LGBTIQ Persons

Fatou Bensouda is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. On November 8, join us in conversation with her on how we will pursue an innovative strategy for justice: an ICC petition advancing the rights of women and LGBTIQ people simultaneously. 


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.