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After reading about ISIS’ systematic use of rape, I recoiled. Even after decades as a women’s rights activist, I find that my mind can still reel at the levels of atrocity that women and girls endure. But this story is incomplete without mention of Iraqi and Syrian women’s resilience.

published: 08/18/2015
Human Rights Report

The analysis compared the Syrian women’s groups’ recommendations to the CEDAW Committee for the review of the second periodic report of the Syrian Arab Republic at its 58th Session in July 2014, with the resultant Concluding Observations of the Committee to the Government.

published: 07/02/2015

Today, history has been made. In a landmark victory for gay rights, the US Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

published: 06/26/2015
Blog Post

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
In the News

To show that your 20s aren't all that, we asked 30 incredible women to share just exactly why New York City is actually better as you get older — from mistakes they've made, lessons they've learned, and the advice they wish they'd had. See, getting older doesn't need to be so scary. In fact, it might actually feel good.

published: 06/01/2015
Your Support in Action

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
Your Support in Action

Our grassroots partners at the organization WOREC have been delivering lifesaving aid like food, clothing, tents and medical kits


published: 05/06/2015

The murder of Sabeen Mahmud draws attention to the extremely dangerous climate that women human rights defenders face while working to keep a space open for civil society dialogue.

published: 05/01/2015