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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
Your Support in Action

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
Your Support in Action

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
Blog Post

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
Your Support in Action

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
Blog Post

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
Your Support in Action

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
Your Support in Action

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
Your Support in Action

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
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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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