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Another year is fast drawing to a close! Now is a crucial opportunity to invest your giving in an effective, impactful way, so the change-makers you support can start the New Year strong.

But with all of the worthy options out there, how do you decide where to give? And how can you make sure that your gift makes the most impact for those in need? These are important questions to ask. But the answers aren’t always clear.

published: 12/30/2014
Your Support in Action

Today is Human Rights Day. It’s a day to remember our shared commitment to fight for and protect the universal rights of all people — not just today, but every day of the year. As a MADRE supporter, that’s exactly what...

published: 12/10/2014
Your Support in Action

MADRE Human Rights Advocacy Director, Lisa Davis, testified at the US Congress about the need to prioritize women's human rights in aid delivery, reconstruction and policymaking.

published: 12/04/2014
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Recently, MADRE was invited to participate in the Marion Institute’s 10th annual “Connecting for Change” conference. The conference’s purpose was to inspire diverse communities to take action on environmental and social justice issues.

Watch the moving keynote delivered by Diana Duarte, MADRE Communications Director, on how women are disproportionately impacted by climate change and are well positioned to lead the movement to end the global crisis.


published: 11/13/2014
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The radio is also a way of educating and engaging with men and boys about violence. A middle-aged Miskita woman from Ulwas at the workshop told us that her husband is abusive and has physically attacked her. One evening, she found herself listening to the radio with her husband, and a program about women’s rights came on. After it ended, he turned to her and said, “I am afraid of you.”

published: 11/11/2014
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We traveled for two days to get to our destination – the community of Waspam, near Nicaragua’s northern border with Honduras. After two flights and an hours-long, bumpy and dusty ride, we were bone tired when we first stepped out of the car.

published: 10/28/2014
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On August 9, Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. His death has amplified the call for the end of black lives being the casualties of racist violence. And the world is watching. 

published: 10/13/2014
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On International Day of the Girl, we cheer on the bravery of young activists who are taking action to advance the rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

published: 10/11/2014
Your Support in Action
best of caramel shelter - mother holding a baby (c) jessica alderman

When we called for help responding to the emergency in Gaza, you answered. Thank you. You made it possible for us to bring urgent aid to women and families there, through our partners at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. Eight weeks...

published: 10/09/2014
Your Support in Action
elder woman and young child (c) Daniel Smith

When ISIS militants invaded Iraq earlier this summer, the whole world was taken by surprise. No government or big aid agency was prepared for the crisis. But because of you, we were able to respond immediately. Thanks to our on-the-ground...

published: 09/12/2014
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Kisalaya is an Indigenous village on the North Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. It’s also the site of Harvesting Hope, an organic community agriculture project supported by MADRE members. The project started with only 30 women, and there are now 90 participants–and Ester Tomas is one of them.

published: 08/11/2014