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On January 21, 2013, MADRE called on President Obama to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Throughout this week, we will be calling attention to instances in which CEDAW has made a concrete difference in the lives of women around the world.

published: 01/25/2013
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On January 21, 2013, MADRE called on President Obama to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Throughout this week, we will be calling attention to instances in which CEDAW has made a concrete difference in the lives of women around the world.

published: 01/24/2013
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On January 21, 2013, MADRE called on President Obama to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Throughout this week, we will be calling attention to instances in which CEDAW has made a concrete difference in the lives of women around the world.

published: 01/23/2013
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On January 21, 2013, MADRE called on President Obama to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Throughout this week, we will be calling attention to instances in which CEDAW has made a concrete difference in the lives of women around the world.

published: 01/22/2013
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You’ve heard the story of the butterfly in Asia that flapped its wings and caused a tsunami in North America? In our increasingly globalized world, every policy change is a butterfly wing flap that has the potential to create a chain reaction that can result in food shortages, a climate crisis, or a democratic revolution halfway around the planet.

published: 01/18/2013
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It is likely that you’ve heard about the recent horrific gang-rape in Delhi that resulted in the death of the 23-year-old victim.

MADRE and our sister organizations have worked for decades to confront the global epidemic of sexual violence. We struggle to prevent violence, and we stand with survivors demanding justice.

published: 01/03/2013
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Over the holiday season, some of our long-time MADRE members have written to us telling us MADRE means to them. Violeta is the community service coordinator and lower school Spanish teacher at St. Hilda’s & St Hugh’s. It is her fourteenth year at the school. Violeta is originally from Argentina and grew up in New York. We’ve shared her thoughts with you below.

published: 12/23/2012
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Over the holiday season, some of our long-time MADRE members have written to us telling us MADRE means to them. Alana Carstens is a former intern and long-time supporter. We’ve shared her thoughts with you below.

published: 12/21/2012
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MADRE has been working in partnership with Fortunate Blessings to provide second response healing for children who experienced trauma during Hurricane Sandy. Emily is a feng shui practitioner and photographer coordinating the Second Response Effort for Fortunate Blessings Foundation. She shared her thoughts on our recent “playshop” in Gerritsen Beach.

published: 12/20/2012
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Doaa Abdelaal is an Egyptian Feminist specializing in producing knowledge, networking and lobbying for women’s issues. She has worked extensively with women in politics in the MENA region and is also a board member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Solidarity Network. You can follow her @DoaaAbdelaal.

published: 12/13/2012
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On Sunday December 2, the hard work of KOFAVIV and MADRE staff and the incredible, overwhelming support that our members have offered to our partner Malya finally came to fruition at the 2012 CNN Heroes Gala. 

published: 12/04/2012
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Today on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize the over one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, living with a disability.  Often, they face discrimination and human rights violations that limit access to education, employment, healthcare, and more.

published: 12/03/2012
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The city of Baghdad was just waking up on the morning of Wednesday, November 14 when a bomb exploded in the streets.

Damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors, the area of the explosion was heavily shaken, including the Mousawat radio station, where our partners, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), run a weekly human rights radio broadcast. Fortunately, our friends at OWFI are in good health, but their work for peace has taken yet another set-back with the bombing’s damages to their equipment.

published: 11/30/2012
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Today, at the United Nations, governments are voting on granting Palestine non-member observer status, implicitly recognizing it as a state. Meanwhile, a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, ending eight days of bloodshed, is holding as negotiations continue.

published: 11/29/2012
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I just got back from an amazing trip to visit KOFAVIV in Haiti. As always, time with the women and girls there is a fulfilling, inspiring experience. Headed off now to LA to meet up with our partners Malya and Eramithe, co-founders of KOFAVIV, who are in town for the 2012 CNN Heroes Gala! 

published: 11/28/2012
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As clashes between the Free Syrian Army and Assad’s forces intensify in Aleppo, Damascus, and northern towns across Syria, the number of civilians displaced by the increasingly violent civil war continues to grow exponentially.

published: 11/19/2012
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The terrible violence in Gaza and in Israel continues to escalate. As of now, ninety-six Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed, and many more people are at risk. The Israeli military launched a strike against a media building on Sunday, where both Arab and Western media outlets had offices. The number of civilian causalities is rising, including entire families and children (see full articles at the Guardian and the NYTimes). MADRE continues to monitor and respond to the situation in Gaza and stand with our partners in Palestine and Israel against violence.

published: 11/19/2012
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Recently, two women who work with our partner Malya, Haitian anti-rape activist and 2012 CNN Hero, told us what Malya means to them. You can go here to vote and make Malya CNN’s Hero of the Year!

published: 11/16/2012

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