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.
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.
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.
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.