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I’d like you to meet Asma, a young Yazidi woman in Iraq. For two years, her life was a nightmare that few of us can even imagine. She was captured into ISIS sexual slavery, kidnapped from her village in northern Iraq and torn away from the only life she’d known.

But her story doesn’t end there. 


published: 06/14/2017
Your Support in Action

Today, Trump released his budget proposal, one that eviscerates funding for vital social services at home and abroad while bloating defense spending. I’ve talked to you about his cruelty budget before, and how it will impact our work with women worldwide. With you standing with us, MADRE and our grassroots partners are fighting back.

published: 05/23/2017
In the News

Huddled around solar-powered radios, generations of Miskito women in Nicaragua tune in almost daily to the first and only radio station dedicated to women's rights in their native language. Airing from dawn till dusk six days a week along the country's impoverished north Atlantic Coast, the radio station is being hailed by U.N. Women and campaigners as a key way to reach remote indigenous communities plagued by violence against women and girls.

published: 05/22/2017

At the People's Climate March on April 29, we raised our voices, together with Indigenous partners defending communities and demanding climate justice worldwide, and with 300,000+ people dedicated to protect our futures. Our work together continues!

published: 05/11/2017

When our partners Lucy Mulenkei from Kenya and Rose Cunningham from Nicaragua were in New York for an annual UN meeting on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, we gave you the chance to reach out to them with your questions.

published: 05/09/2017
Press Release

Afro-Colombian leaders from organizations comprising the Consejo Nacional de Paz Afrocolombiano (CONPA) warn that rights and survival of Indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples are threatened by fast track formulation of the legal framework to implement Colombia’s Peace Accords. The leaders, meeting in Bogotá this week, also call for full compliance with the Ethnic Chapter of the Peace Accords and for meaningful participation of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous women in the implementation process. 

published: 05/08/2017

Under Trump, the US has hit Mosul, Iraq with airstrikes, illegally bombed Syria, escalated US military action in Somalia, and dropped the horribly-named “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan. The list goes on. We know from our work in war zones around the world that military intervention only prolongs violence. And it increases threats against women and families, like mass displacement, humanitarian disaster, wartime rape and more.

published: 05/05/2017
Your Support in Action

Thanks to you, Indigenous women farmers of the Harvesting Hope project have the seeds, tools and training they need to raise food for their families — and that's not all. MADRE and our local partners, Wangki Tangni, also run a women’s rights radio station. 

published: 05/04/2017

The Trump administration has launched repeated attacks on women’s health, in the US and around the world. Roe v. Wade and reproductive health services in the US are under threat. At the same time, essential US funding for women’s health programs worldwide have been cruelly cut. 

published: 05/02/2017

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

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

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