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Gaza is embroiled in a humanitarian disaster, and hundreds of thousands of Gaza's women and families are in danger. They've now been plunged into darkness by the airstrike that destroyed Gaza's only power plant. What's worse, without that power plant,...

published: 08/01/2014
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Some have been forced from their homes in waves of mass displacement. Others have lost family members to decades of violence. And others still have suffered sexual violence in the context of armed conflict. Though their stories may differ, they are all here for a shared purpose: a tireless pursuit for peace and justice.

published: 07/29/2014
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Today, the world population is over 7 billion and continuing to grow. Yet, many women around the world still do not have the right to plan the size and spacing of their families.

published: 07/11/2014
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The call to protect women and children amplifies as the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict comes to a close, militants threaten to gain control in Iraq and families in Nigeria continue to demand the safe return of their daughters.

published: 06/13/2014
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"Sometimes I want to give up." When she spoke these words, Betty Gonzalez had not only suffered the brutal murder of her daughter, Rosemary. She had also been fighting for years with a justice system that didn't seem to care...

published: 06/11/2014
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A teenager is bullied by her classmates. They hood her head and beat her body. Then they post a picture of their attack on Facebook. Why? Because she is an Indigenous girl, brave enough and curious enough to seek an education at her neighborhood school.

published: 06/11/2014
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Thank you for your support of Sapinchikmanta (or Voices for Justice) an Indigenous radio program in Peru! MADRE is pleased to report that Sapinchikmanta continues to grow. Sapinchikmanta broadcasts programs that empower Indigenous women and raise awareness on human...

published: 05/20/2014
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Some of the women traveled for days before they arrived. On foot or in small boats, they came from 115 different communities, traversing remote areas of Nicaragua's North Atlantic Coast. They were all headed to the same place, a forum...

published: 05/14/2014
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Have you heard the story of the healthy baby girl who was born during a MADRE women’s human rights training? No, it is not folklore. It is a real life example of a mother’s determination to provide the best for herself, her child and her community.

published: 04/29/2014
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In 2014, MADRE is continuing to advance women's human rights worldwide. Click on the docket below to learn more about the issues that MADRE and our partners are working on, and the solutions we will create.

published: 04/21/2014
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In the chaos of conflict or following a natural disaster, women are the most vulnerable to violence. Serving as providers of support for both their families and communities, women are also often the ones left attempting to rebuild their lives and their country when the dust settles.

published: 04/15/2014

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