We ensure that community-based women leaders have the access, resources and training to advocate in policymaking spaces.
A new convention on crimes against humanity (CAH) is in its final draft stages — and recently hit a new milestone. Following a campaign led by MADRE, Outright Action International and CUNY Law School, the International Law Commission (ILC) took a crucial step. In the latest draft, the outdated definition of gender — which placed many at risk and limited rights protections — was removed.
Through our Legal Advocacy strategy, we work to make international law relevant and accountable to the people it is meant to serve.
Our partners have access to policy spaces from the local to global levels and can speak for themselves, making their voices heard by policy and decision-makers.
Our partners are equipped to equitably and effectively implement gains won in the international human rights arena at the national and local level.
MADRE and our partners’ advocacy has contributed to laws and policies that uphold our vision of human rights.