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MADRE - Global women's rights 

North Dakota delegates gather for a photo
Indigenous Women for Climate Justice

MADRE organized a delegation of Indigenous women climate defenders from around the world to North Dakota. Together, they addressed the impacts of extractive industries - like oil, gas, mining and hydroelectric mega-projects - in their communities, and how they're fighting back.

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.

VIVA Girls

Young women and girls are planting the seeds for a feminist future. In our new initiative, VIVA Girls partners with and uplifts girl-led programs, cultivates adolescent girls' leadership and co-creates spaces for girls' voices in our social movements. Together, we're helping a new generation of feminist leaders thrive.

Woman speaking on a microphone with a solidarity fist up

Uprising in Iraq

Protests in Iraq are still intensifying are growing, the largest protests since the US invasion in 2003. The government's response has left over 300 dead and thousands injured.

Learn more about the uprising and its the root causes, how women are mobilizing secure change, and what links Iraq’s protests to uprisings around the world.

Youth dancers in Bihmuna

Indigenous Women's Exchange: Guatemala and Nicaragua

For a few days in June, a group of 39 women gathered together in a community on the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. MADRE organized this exchange to convene women from our Indigenous partner organizations, MUIXIL from Guatemala and Wangki Tangni from Nicaragua. We are one of the few organizations creating meaningful transnational opportunities for grassroots women leaders to address shared issues, learn from their peers and develop coordinated strategies for social change.

Scenic view of Colombian path
No Choice But to Resist

MADRE has collaborated with local Colombian partners, Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN) to create a book profiling a group of Black women organizers. This books names the challenges with surveillance, violence, repression and more - as well as the intergenerational movements to combat them.