A devastating 7.8 earthquake in Turkey has claimed the lives of thousands, including Syrian refugees living in Gaziantep—the epicenter. We have aided Syrian refugee families in Gaziantep for years, and it is urgent that we do so now. We will provide direct funding to help our partners secure emergency shelter, food, economic support, and medical aid.
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.
Afghan Women Aren’t Liberated by Humanitarian Catastrophe
The withdrawal of aid to Afghanistan, as they experience a humanitarian crisis, is an anti-feminist policy choice. Yifat Susskind, MADRE Executive Director, and Jamila Afghani, of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, affirm that the best way for policy makers to ensure an effective economic recovery is to center the voices of Afghan women leaders.
Strengthening International Norms to Ensure Accountability
Wider recognition of gender persecution and a practical understanding of its meaning in conflict and peacetime would be powerful tools in the hands of women’s and LGBTIQ rights activists. With our grassroots partners, we are working together to raise awareness of the international norms on, and understanding of, gender persecution.
Biden's Climate Action Woefully Inadequate to Meet Escalating Crisis
The Biden Administration has shown inconsistent action towards addressing climate catastrophe. MADRE Policy and Campaigns Officer, Kate Alexander and Adrien Salazar of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance highlight the US' responsibilities to progressive solutions to the climate crisis.
In this TED Talk, MADRE Executive Director Yifat Susskind presents a message that we need right now: think like a mother.