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OWFI Iraq Radio Station

When an Iraqi woman is threatened with deadly violence in her home, where can she turn to for information and help? For many, the answer was Al Mousawaat (Equality) radio, the human rights radio station run by MADRE’s partner group, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. 

published: 03/30/2016
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Kenya New Water Tank

MADRE and our local partners, the Indigenous Information Network, recently put in a brand new, 10,000-liter water tank in the Enooretet community! Now, not only does this tank collect enough rain water for women and their families' daily use, but it's enough to supply the local school with water, too.

published: 03/30/2016
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Young women and girls who have escaped sexual slavery by ISIS have found safe haven and security, thanks to you. That’s because your support helped MADRE and our partners at the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) open the doors to a brand new shelter and rape crisis center in Dohuk, Kurdistan—the only one of its kind in the region. 

published: 03/28/2016
Blog Post

Activists worldwide are condemning the assassination of Honduran environmental organizer and rights activist Berta Cáceres. Learn more about Berta's courageous activism, and our global demand to end impunity and violence against women human rights defenders.

published: 03/14/2016
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As human rights advocates, we have the power to help push towards peace and justice. This is the conviction that prompted MADRE and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to launch a series of solution-incubating sessions we call Strategies for Change.

published: 12/15/2015
Blog Post

To learn more about Stella and other brave ‪‎Colombian women human rights defenders, scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the new mini-documentary “Taking the Lead: Sexual Violence Survivors Forging Hope in ‪Colombia.”

What does it take to create peace in a place where generations have known only war? Stella Duque, a Colombian human rights activists and MADRE partner, has an answer.

published: 12/10/2015
Blog Post

Recently, Amir Ashour, MADRE’s Iraq Human Rights Consultant, was invited to Lund, Sweden to discuss the increased persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Iraqis due to the country’s escalating conflict. During his presentation, he emphasized the need for the international community to raise awareness of the grave abuses committed against LGBT individuals and demand the protection of their lives.

published: 06/23/2015

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