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Jean Hardisty, Presente!

Jean Hardisty

With Jean Hardisty’s passing on March 16, MADRE mourns the loss of a champion of women’s human rights and social justice.

Jean was committed to advancing progressive politics. Through her decades of activism, she founded and supported initiatives to shelter women from violence, to defend reproductive rights, to promote LGBT rights and to stand in solidarity with grassroots activists worldwide. She founded the organization Political Research Associates in 1981 to serve as a watch-dog and to challenge the Right.

She was also an ally to MADRE, and we are thankful for her friendship and partnership. We honor her lasting legacy.

Jean Hardisty, Presente!