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MADRE - Global women's rights 

Image of Kenyan women in traditional dress standing in front of a blueprint graphic.
Defending Democracy

Our need for a feminist pro-democracy movement will outlast the results of any election. MADRE has gathered insights from our partners around the world on how to defend democracy from the grassroots, what nonviolent feminist action looks like and why it's needed now.

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.

We work with women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster. Together, we build skills, strengthen local organizations, advance progressive movements, and advocate for rights.

Two young girls, a part of the Mali Musso program, look through a camera during a workshop.

MADRE Speaks, Fall 2020 Newsletter

The future depends on caring, and our partners are doing just that. From rapid COVID-19 responses to solidarity for the Black Liberation Movement to young girls impacting their communities, our partners teach us what care looks like in action.

A girl smiles at a rally. She has "Girl Power" written across her cheek in black paint.

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!

Black Lives Matter wearing PPE protestors holds a sign that reads "We have nothing to lose but our chains."

A Vision for a Feminist Peace

In partnership with the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Women Cross DMZ, we've just published a new report called A Vision for a Feminist Peace: Building a Movement-Driven Foreign Policy. We’re excited to launch this new framework to dramatically reimagine a US foreign policy built on intersectional feminist principles and driven by social movements.

MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind speaks at TEDwomen
#ThinkLikeAMother

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