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Tarcila Rivera Zea is an inspiring activist for Indigenous Peoples' rights and President of MADRE's Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ. Just this week, she sat down with Natalia Caruso, MADRE's Program Director, to discuss the future of the Sapinchikmanta (Voices for...

published: 02/13/2014
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The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has a proposed law on his desk. It’s already been passed by the parliament, and it’s just waiting for his signature. If he does sign it, it will seal off an escape route for Afghan women facing violence.

published: 02/13/2014
Your Support in Action

In May, we shared with you that the women of Women Farmers Unite were working hard to obtain a machine to extract oil from their sesame seed and groundnut crops. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to provide...

published: 12/17/2013
Your Support in Action

In June, we shared an update with you about the launch of the Saquen mi cuerpo de la guerra ("Take my body out of the war") campaign, an initiative displaying photos and texts created by former child soldiers who participate...

published: 12/11/2013
Your Support in Action

We are extremely excited to let you know that thanks to your support, MADRE and Muixil, our Guatemalan sister organization, were able to expand our chicken farming project for the second time this year! An additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women...

published: 12/02/2013
Your Support in Action

Thank you so much for your support of MADRE's "Nanyori" Shelter Network, a network of six shelter schools for young Indigenous girls from impoverished communities who are escaping forced early marriage and female genital mutilation. With your continued support, we...

published: 11/20/2013
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Millions of women and families in the Philippines have seen their communities and livelihoods washed away, destroyed by the terrible impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Many of them are hurt, displaced and urgently seeking help.With your support, MADRE has mobilized an...

published: 11/20/2013
Your Support in Action

Recently, Doris Loayza, an MA Candidate at New York University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies visited MADRE's sister organization CHIRAPAQ in Peru. While there, she learned more about the MADRE-supported "Voices for Justice" radio program with Indigenous Peoples....

published: 11/15/2013
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In our last update, we shared stories of survival from young girls who attend KOFAVIV's Saturday workshops. Every Saturday, Espas Timoun (Children's Space) continues to host day-long workshops for young women between the ages of 15 and 22, many of...

published: 11/13/2013
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The CCUN’s 50th year celebration offered Gospel singers, modern dancers, and keynote speakers including José Ramos Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Director of UN Women. All of the program speakers were noted humanitarian figures and spiritual leaders, and all spoke eloquently about the importance of women in peace building processes.

published: 11/05/2013
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Since our last update OWFI has continued their tireless efforts in demanding equality and empowering women across Iraq. We are thrilled to announce that OWFI was able to reopen their radio station, Al Mousawat (Equality) Radio! The station was shut...

published: 10/31/2013
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With an ongoing armed conflict now lasting more fifty years, an alarming increase of its internally displaced population, and its social inequalities, Colombia still has a long way to go in bringing women’s issues to the forefront of its national priorities. However, Colombian women are strongly committed and persistently striving for their voices to be heard. When Charo – a vibrant Afro-Colombian woman activist- contacted us announcing that she was going to be a speaker at the 26th meeting of CEDAW, we were very excited.

published: 10/07/2013
Blog Post

When I began my internship this summer, I was eager to apply what I learned in the classroom to the office, but as a student of Mount Holyoke College, I felt even more compelled to combine the skills I had learned at a women’s institution to the MADRE cause: using human rights to advance social justice for women worldwide.

published: 09/20/2013
Your Support in Action

Thanks to your generous support, MADRE was recently able to send funds to MUIXIL in support of their programming with local, Indigenous Ixil women. The donation went towards maintaining the chicken farming project, organizing a human rights training, and holding...

published: 08/30/2013
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In its recent issue of Nomadic News, MADRE sister organization the Indigenous Information Network (IIN) wrote about the importance of education for girls from nomadic and pastoral communities. Education is a universal human right, and yet many girls face barriers...

published: 08/22/2013
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This past month, our sister organization CHIRAPAQ released Nuestras Voces al Infinito, a short film exploring the lives of two Indigenous women who are making a difference in their communities as radio broadcasters for Voice for Justice. Le�nidas is a...

published: 08/19/2013

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