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We call on Honduras to demonstrate to the international community that you are serious about ending a pattern of impunity and attacks against environmental and human rights defenders by allowing and facilitating an independent and thorough investigation into the assassination of Berta Cáceres.

published: 03/08/2016

This call to action has been initiated by the Women's Refugee Commission. Take action, and ask your senators to maintain current funding for life-saving humanitarian assistance programs. These efforts have been historically underfunded at less than 1 percent of the...

published: 03/02/2016

When you sideline women’s voices, you risk a peace settlement that overlooks the realities, priorities and needs of the very communities it needs to protect.

published: 01/26/2016
In the News

MADRE communications director Diana Duarte on the work being done by the organisation alongside partner groups working in conflict areas.

published: 01/03/2016

Syrian women peacebuilders have local expertise on concrete community needs, which they can ensure are reflecting in peace agreement terms.

published: 12/17/2015
Your Support in Action

As human rights advocates, we have the power to help push towards peace and justice. This is the conviction that prompted MADRE and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to launch a series of solution-incubating sessions we call Strategies for Change.

published: 12/15/2015
In the News

Despite being targets for sexual and other forms of violence by guerrilla groups, paramilitary forces and state security forces, Colombian women are on the front lines of grassroots and national efforts to support survivors and rebuild their communities.

published: 12/11/2015
Blog Post

To learn more about Stella and other brave ‪‎Colombian women human rights defenders, scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the new mini-documentary “Taking the Lead: Sexual Violence Survivors Forging Hope in ‪Colombia.”

What does it take to create peace in a place where generations have known only war? Stella Duque, a Colombian human rights activists and MADRE partner, has an answer.

published: 12/10/2015
In the News

Jillian Schwedler spoke with Yifat Susskind on October 28, 2015, the week after Yanar Mohammed, head of MADRE’s partner group the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), testified before the UN Security Council about women’s vital role in sustainable peacebuilding and about the task of sheltering women fleeing sexual violence, including from areas controlled by ISIS.

published: 12/08/2015