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2016: The Change You Make for Women

Your support brings shelter to women, healing for survivors of war, food and water to communities in danger - and there's so much more.

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.

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Women Human Rights DefendHer

Explore #DefendHer, presented by Global Fund for Women, JASS (Just Associates), and MADRE. In this campaign, we highlight 14 incredible women human rights defenders and groups around the world who are working to end violence against women; advance LGBTQI rights; protect the planet and the rights of indigenous communities; and more.

Because of you, women in Nicaragua have a lifeline to safety. Find out how, and what you can do now.


Because of you, over 100 Syrian women and girl refugees now know their reproductive rights.

Peace is near in Colombia. But with the promise of a peace agreement, a vital question remains: How can we ensure that a signed piece of paper translates into lasting peace on the ground?


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.