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Partnering for Social Change

Rose Wangki Tangni Forum 2014

MADRE partners with grassroots women's groups that share our vision of a world where all people enjoy the full range of human rights. 

The women who come together through these organizations are survivors. They have lived through war, political repression, genocide, economic and sexual exploitation. They have faced down the twin burdens of natural disaster and disastrous policies. Yet they have refused to give in to despair.

Instead, they have joined with MADRE to do more than meet urgent needs in their communities. They are building their abilities to creating lasting and positive social change.


Meeting Urgent Needs in Communities Facing War and Disaster

We mobilize emergency responses to disasters and outbreaks of war, and we stick with our partners for the long haul to rebuild women's lives and communities.

Organizing for Resilient, Peaceful Communities

Our partners have a first-hand understanding of local conditions and are best situated to identify the long-term needs of women and families. We bring the resources and training that small grassroots groups need to put effective programs in place. 

Strengthening Progressive Women's Organizations

Unlike many international organizations, MADRE made a resolution not to open offices in the countries where we work. Rather, we support existing grassroots women's organizations and ensure that skills and resources remain in the community for the long term.


Where We Work

Our partners and projects span the globe: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Kenya, Palestine, Syria and Iraq.


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False claims that deny the impact of grassroots women's crisis responses are diverting much needed resources away from the very people making the best use of them.

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