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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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Together, we're delivering lifesaving aid to remote Indigenous communities off the radar of the large relief efforts. Without our grassroots partners, many of these communities would have no other sources of humanitarian relief.

published: 05/20/2015
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Our grassroots partners at the organization WOREC have been delivering lifesaving aid like food, clothing, tents and medical kits


published: 05/06/2015
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Under even the harshest circumstances of brutal occupation by ISIS fighters, Iraqi and Syrian women are organizing to save lives and demand their rights. They are setting up shelters to protect women and girls, maintaining escape routes, providing humanitarian aid, advocating for international policy action, and so much more.

published: 04/21/2015
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The year has started off strong! In just a few short weeks, you’ve already made so much possible. Thanks to you, women in Iraq have refuge from violence, girls in Colombia are healing from war, and so much more. Thank...

published: 03/05/2015
Blog Post

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
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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
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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