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Three organizations announced a petition on Wednesday asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring charges against ISIS for persecuting the people under its control on the basis of gender — including the public execution of men alleged to be gay. The petition is being submitted to the ICC by the New York-based women’s rights group Madre, the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), and City University of New York School of Law. It will be formally presented Wednesday afternoon at an event with ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.


published: 11/09/2017
Press Release

As government officials push to finalize the framework plan for implementing the peace accord between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), human rights advocates in Colombia and their international allies signed an open letter, calling for compliance with the accord’s gender and racial justice provisions.

published: 10/03/2017
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When hurricanes strike, communities do what they can to stick together and take care of each other. The devastation caused by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico is still unfolding, but there's one thing we know for certain. Vulnerable communities are hit the hardest.

published: 09/27/2017
Blog Post

For decades, Colombia's armed conflict has pitted government and right-wing paramilitary groups against anti-government guerrillas. After many previous attempts at negotiating a lasting peace, the Colombian government and FARC, an armed rebel group, finally reached an agreement in 2016. We spoke with Colombian women and girls to find out what peace in Colombia means to them. 



published: 09/26/2017
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By supporting local women’s organizations, from Nepal to Texas, we make sure that the most vulnerable people — like pregnant women, new mothers and newborns, and people with disabilities — get the care they need.

published: 09/06/2017

One of the major successes of the global women’s movement has been to critically examine the division between the personal and the political, and even to assert its nonexistence. The time has come to tear down yet another wall: the intellectual and political barriers between foreign and domestic policy, just as women tore down those dividing notions of the domestic and public spheres. 

published: 09/02/2017
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In Nicaragua, we work with our local partner Wangki Tangni to end violence against women and to advance women’s rights. One of the ways we do that is by supporting local activists and women’s rights defenders called “promotoras.”

published: 08/24/2017
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The situation in Yemen is one of the most brutal humanitarian crises today. But with your support, we’re helping women and families in Yemen survive and rebuild. 

published: 08/24/2017
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Thanks to your support, MADRE and our local partners at Taller de Vida can continue to offer our healing programs for former child soldiers and sexual violence survivors in Colombia.

published: 07/25/2017
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When women come together, powerful changes can happen. Here’s an inspiring example of how. It’s the story of Hellen and Sylvia, two Indigenous women in Kenya, and the transformative friendship they’ve forged, with your help.


published: 07/25/2017
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Meet Paulina

Meet Paulina, an Indigenous woman farmer from the rural town of Chepareria in West Pokot, Kenya.


published: 07/18/2017