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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
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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
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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
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After nine months of bloody fighting, Iraqi military forces have seized back control of Mosul from ISIS. But for the many women and families devastated by three years of ISIS occupation, by months of brutal battles, and by US-led airstrikes that killed over 1,000 people – the fight to survive continues.

 

published: 07/11/2017
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Where we work in Kenya, climate change is wreaking havoc on the lives of women farmers who depend on the land. When MADRE recently traveled there to visit our local partner organization, the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), we learned more about the solutions women create.

published: 07/07/2017
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In 2014, Asma1 was kidnapped by ISIS fighters after they took over her village. She was certain she’d be trapped in their terrifying grip forever. But she realized: “If I stay, I know I will die. To live, I must escape.” For any chance at survival, she knew she had to risk her life to flee. 

published: 06/14/2017
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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
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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
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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

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