MADRE is an international women's human rights organization. We partner with community-based women's groups worldwide facing war and disaster.
Our mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.
Our history is rooted in progressive movements for peace, justice and women’s human rights.
MADRE works for a world where all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights. A world where resources are shared equitably and sustainably. A world where women participate effectively in all aspects of society. And a world where people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives.
We bring our vision to life with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the issues we address. And we are committed to working in partnership with women at the local, regional and international levels who share our goals.
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.
35 years of global women's activism.