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MADRE - Global women's rights 

A young girl on the left-hand side of the image smiles during a protest. "Girl power" is written in black paint on her cheek.
Welcoming Our VIVA Girls Grantees

We recently put out our first ever Open Call for new grantees for VIVA Girls, our initiative to support girls' leadership worldwide. From Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, we're excited to announce that we've selected 20 amazing organizations and community leaders!

We fund work to meet urgent needs in communities, enhance women's leadership and build strong local institutions.

We strengthen the skills of individuals and organizations to mobilize in communities, influence policies and sustain movements.

We mobilize our team of advocates and lawyers to train and accompany partners in shared campaigns for policy change.

Our grassroots partners are women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster. Together, we build skills, strengthen local organizations and advance progressive movements. And we bring women's demands to policymakers and advocate for rights, resources and results.

Kenyan women stand in line to collect water.

Domestic Violence in the COVID-19 Crisis

In times of crisis, domestic violence spikes. MADRE and a coalition of human rights organizations demand a global ceasefire on domestic violence.

Mother with child wrapped on her back in the river.

Stand With Grassroots Activists Confronting Pandemic

MADRE is working with our partners to provide food, water and aid to communities combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two Black protestors wearing PPE hold signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "Justice for Floyd" during a protest on a bridge

Global Feminist Activists Stand in Solidarity with Protestors Defending Black Lives in the US

As a global community, we mourn those taken by police violence and militarism. We've connected with feminist activists, grassroots organizers and human rights defenders from the Global South to express solidarity with Black communities in the US. Together we believe #BlackLivesMatter.

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speaks at TEDwomen

In this TED Talk, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind presents a message that we need right now: think like a mother.