Women, girls, and LGBTQIA+ people of all genders are targeted for violence worldwide as a means of oppression.
Gender violence devastates those who are targeted and destroys the social fabric of families, communities, and societies. It can traumatize people for life and intimidate advocates into silence.
In short, gender violence is one of the most significant barriers to women, girls and LGBTQIA+ people accessing their human rights.
MADRE resources local women, girl, and LGBTQIA+ leaders. We fund their work providing immediate protection and care, and shifting mindsets around gender violence.
MADRE provides our partners with training, tools, and infrastructure to mobilize at the local and international levels and to take concrete steps to end gender violence.
We assist our partners' efforts to document gender violence, and we enable them to present their demands before relevant decision-makers and change laws and policies.
Wangki Tangni is a community development organization run by and for Indigenous people in Nicaragua. Together with MADRE, Wangki Tangni demands every woman’s right to a life free of violence. They provide a community of support for survivors of violence by offering emergency care and counseling. Women also learn how to gather evidence and testimonies to prosecute perpetrators.VIEW MORE PARTNERS
Our partners' work has transformed harmful social norms, attitudes, and cultural practices.
An increased recognition of women's solutions to end gender violence and understanding that gender violence can be prevented.
Our partners have access to policy spaces from the local to the global level and leverage with decision-makers to change policies.
Violence, stigma, and discrimination are reduced.
YOUR SUPPORT IN ACTION
MADRE worked with Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN), a collective of over 120 different Afro-descendant, organizations, community councils and activists, to co-develop and conduct media and outreach campaigns to Afro-Colombian communities on freedom from domestic violence. We resourced PCN’s emergency radio broadcasts of these messages as well as remote psychosocial counseling.SUPPORT OUR WORK