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OWFI has been hard at work maintaining the safe houses and providing a secure environment for the women who seek refuge from violent or stressful situations. The medical, counseling and legal services offered at the safe houses have been beneficial...

published: 08/01/2013
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Learning by doing is an age old phrase, one that never seems to lose its relevance. I experienced a prime example of this tried-and-true philosophy during my time as a development intern at MADRE. 

published: 07/30/2013
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I love hosting the bees, sheltering the endangered. And it is a risk, since I am allergic to bees. I do worry at night whether I might step on their hive and I am trying to find it. Okay, so this is living dangerously. But only a little bit. Nature carries dangers. Life does.  That’s life.

published: 06/30/2013
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Today, on the anniversary of the Stonewall riot that lit the spark of the gay and transgender civil rights movement here in the United States, MADRE takes a moment to pause and reflect on the momentous Supreme Court decision that struck down the legally enshrined inequality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the change we see sweeping across not just one nation, but the entire world.

published: 06/28/2013
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By now you may have read my email from earlier this week about the brutal violence impacting young girls in Haiti – the most vulnerable of the country's earthquake survivors. But with your support, MADRE and our Haitian sister organization...

published: 06/27/2013
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Fatima Ahmed, director of MADRE's sister organization Zenab for Women in Development, recently shared some success stories from the Women Farmers Union. Together with Zenab, MADRE supports 3, 000 women farmers, giving them the tools, resources and technical assistance they...

published: 06/19/2013
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We recently received an email from Stella Duque, director of our sister organization Taller de Vida. She shared some exciting updates from her programs with former child soldiers and children at high risk of being recruited in Colombia's armed conflict.Taller...

published: 06/14/2013
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Watch our partner Otilia Lux de Coti speak out at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues about Guatemala’s prosecution of Efraín Ríos Montt, the former dictator who carried out a brutal genocide against Indigenous Peoples (you can find out more here and see a collection of resources here). Below is her statement in Spanish and a complete translation.

published: 06/06/2013
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Thanks to your support of this project, MADRE was recently able to send financial support to KOFAVIV, our Haitian sister organization, to reinforce their lifesaving programs and services for rape survivors. With your support, KOFAVIV will be able to provide...

published: 06/05/2013
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Please join Illygirl as they close their show, SWEAT + ASHES, this Saturday June 8th, 7-11 at Art for Change 1699 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY.

 

published: 06/05/2013
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In September Illygrl, an interventionist collective, touched down in Guatemala City, inspired by the need to connect– to render the invisible and hear their stories, their voices that had been filtered out of our culture of consumption. For the next ten days Illygrl ventured to Barcenas, a community found between the town of Antigua and some 25 textile factories, between ruins and reality. 

published: 06/05/2013
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Last week our partners at FIMI, with the support of MADRE and our friends at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung here in New York, gathered for a final event together at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The event combined a series of individual speakers, panelists, songs, and demonstrations of hope and faith for the future our partners are building in the countries and around the world.

published: 05/30/2013
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We’re so excited to have some of our wonderful partners here in town for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues! Here’s some of what they’ve been up to...

published: 05/22/2013
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Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of our Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ, was recently interviewed about Voice for Justice, her radio program for Indigenous Peoples in Peru. In her recent interview, Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, noted that Indigenous Peoples...

published: 05/21/2013
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As an anniversary gift, I brought the midwives bracelets!All over the world, women are denied their fundamental reproductive rights. From a lack of basic health check-ups to scarce family planning services, this is the reality too many women face. In...

published: 05/16/2013
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Israel and Palestine are at a political standstill. The level of despondency in the region is as strong as I’ve ever seen it. And the lack of confidence in progress is widespread. As you can imagine, under these difficult circumstances, collaboration can seem impossible. Yet the commitment of our sister organization of Israeli and Palestinian midwives remains strong. Through it all, they continue to work together to learn from each other and to safely deliver babies in the West Bank, despite the conflict that surrounds them. 

published: 05/14/2013
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My beloved coworkers have a saying: “You don’t have to be a mother to be a MADRE.” They’ll say it lightning-quick, in tones that range from reassuring to affirming to just plain old firm. And certainly we practice what we preach; most of us are not mothers – but we are MADREs.

published: 05/12/2013

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