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The Trump administration has declared war on environmental protections and launched efforts to roll back effective climate policy, both nationally and globally.

published: 04/28/2017
Article

In a letter delivered to the White House today, MADRE joined over 200 women leaders and peacebuilders from over 40 countries to take a stand against military escalation in the Korean peninsula, as part of an effort spearheaded by Women Cross DMZ. We demand diplomacy, not war, to resolve the nuclear crisis. And we assert that peace is the only path forward.

published: 04/26/2017
Your Support in Action

With your support, our local partners at Taller de Vida have been hard at work expanding our healing programs with former child soldiers and sexual violence survivors in El Chocó, Colombia

published: 04/26/2017
Your Support in Action

Where we work on the remote, north coast of Nicaragua, women face high rates of abuse. But in their isolated and impoverished communities, these women often lack access to vital information on lifesaving support services. With your support, our human rights radio station is changing that. 

published: 04/10/2017
Statement

With the US launch of a missile strike on Syria, the Trump administration has escalated a war that has already devastated millions. MADRE denounces this attack and calls for an immediate halt to US military action against Syria.

published: 04/07/2017
Your Support in Action

The Trump administration continues to show that it doesn’t care about women, in the US or around the world. Yesterday, in one of this administration’s latest assaults on women, the State Department cut all US funding to the UNFPA, a United Nations agency that provides a wide range of lifesaving maternal and reproductive health care worldwide.

published: 04/04/2017
Your Support in Action

With your help, MADRE and our grassroots partner, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), are helping the influx of Yazidi women and girls escaping ISIS control and sexual slavery.

published: 04/04/2017
Your Support in Action

Terrified families are trapped in intensifying violence with nowhere to turn. But through your support of MADRE, you have helped reach them with lifesaving care. As we speak, our on-the-ground partners, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), are in eastern Mosul preparing to open a new shelter for women and families escaping US airstrikes. There, they will receive vital safe haven and care, including food and medical aid. 

published: 03/29/2017
Your Support in Action

Thanks to your support, MADRE continues to help Indigenous women farmers in Kenya adapt to climate change. Where we work in Kenya, women face persistent drought that threatens their families' survival. But with you by our side, we're bringing tools and training that help women combat the impacts of climate change and raise healthy families.

published: 03/21/2017
Human Rights Report

We the undersigned organizations are writing to express our deep concerns about the US Mission to the United Nations’ selection of representative from the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) to join its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

published: 03/20/2017
Statement

As the UN gathers this week for its annual meeting on women’s rights, MADRE denounces the decision by the US government to include in its official delegation representatives from two groups whose positions run counter to those of human rights for women and LGBTIQ people.

published: 03/15/2017
Press Release

Today, as the United Nations begins its annual gathering on women’s rights, a coalition of international women’s, LGBTIQ, and immigrant justice organizations have launched a joint initiative called: No Borders on Gender Justice.

published: 03/13/2017
Your Support in Action

Today, on International Women's Day, we take to the streets to celebrate courageous women around the world. We renew the promise to be ever bolder in our demands for justice and more defiant against oppression.

published: 03/08/2017
Human Rights Report

We the undersigned organizations write to express our deep concerns about the latest restrictions on civil society participation at the 2017 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings. This year's CSW is taking place under the shadow of the United States’ escalated anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim policies, which are preventing some women from exercising their right to political participation at UN Headquarters in New York. The policies represent the latest in a long history of restrictive migration, refugee and asylum measures that subject women and their families to hate crimes, detention, deportation and family separation, while undermining core universal human rights regarding migrant and refugee rights, and worker protections. These circumstances emphasize the urgent need for women facing multiple discriminations to be at the center of conversations on human rights at CSW.

published: 03/06/2017
Statement

This year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York comes as multiple governments have succumbed to a dangerous right-wing populism and authoritarianism, unleashing resurgent anti-migrant, misogynist, racist, neocolonialist, and neoliberal policies.

In the face of this, and at a time of ongoing wars, refugee crises and attacks on human rights, women civil society and gender justice advocates from around the globe are coming together in New York to develop and share strategies of resistance, and to reassert that women’s rights are human rights. 

published: 03/06/2017
In the News

“It makes us happy that we hear the men from our communities are listening to the radio and saying ‘no more violence’ and acknowledging that women have rights.” This is how Luisa Ruiz* described the change brought to her community by the “Voices of the Women of Wangki Tangni” project, which established the first radio station to focus on women’s rights in the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.

published: 02/22/2017
Your Support in Action

At the end of last year, MADRE traveled to Nicaragua to meet with women who take part in Harvesting Hope. That’s the Indigenous women’s farming project you support on the impoverished north coast of Nicaragua. We visited the community of Kisalaya, where we meet with women farmers to discuss the challenges they face and how they work together to overcome them. 

published: 02/03/2017
Your Support in Action

We called on your help. And thanks to MADRE supporters like you, we were able to respond with lifesaving aid and care. 

published: 02/01/2017
Statement

With every new announcement and executive order, the Trump administration takes aim at the people that he threatened and marginalized during his campaign — Muslims, refugees, immigrants. And he strikes at the values that live deep in our hearts — human rights, inclusion, peace.

published: 01/26/2017

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