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MADRE's partner organization, the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) is in Brazil to participate in the Economic Commission for Latin America's (ECLAC) eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The theme of the...

published: 07/14/2010
Statement

(previously posted as Development Assistant)MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organization worldwide to address issues of economic and environmental justice, women's health, violence against women, and peace building. Since its inception...

published: 07/13/2010
Statement

Violence Against Women in Haiti

Prepared for Congressional Briefing Hosted by TransAfrica ForumHaiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground Epidemic of Rapes Against Women and Girls in Haiti's IDP CampsIn the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in...

published: 07/13/2010
Statement

For over 40 years, Colombians have endured an armed conflict over their country's highly concentrated sources of natural wealth, especially land. Instead of battling one another directly, Colombia's armed groups usually attack civilians suspected of siding with their enemy. The...

published: 07/09/2010
Article

All sides in Colombia's armed conflict exploit children as soldiers. Some are as young as eight years old. These children are virtual slaves, often sexually abused and forced to commit violence--even murder--so that their childhood and humanity are destroyed.The Colombian...

published: 07/07/2010
Statement

MADRE is pleased to announce that, through the amazing efforts of global, regional, and national networks of the Gender Equality Architecture Reform (GEAR) Campaign, the General Assembly has agreed on its newest gender equality entity, UN Women.From today's press...

published: 07/01/2010
Statement

Tania isn't her real name. I can't use it or show her picture without putting her life in danger from the Colombian armed forces who tried to recruit her as a child soldier. ...

published: 06/29/2010
Human Rights Report

The request for precautionary measures against the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was compiled by MADRE, KOFAVIV, FAVILEK, KONAMAVID, and other affiliates on behalf of Haitian women who were victims or were under threat of sexual violence in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after the 2010 earthquake.

published: 06/23/2010
Statement

SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works:to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSECto change...

published: 06/18/2010
Statement

On June 26 and 27, as the G20 meets in Toronto, progressive organizations will be holding alternative summits, themed days of resistance and days of action. The meetings will offer the public involvement in discussions on poverty, human rights and...

published: 06/18/2010
Article

MADRE is seeking an experienced, passionate, highly organized professional to serve as our Website and Online Membership Coordinator. Responsibilities: Online Membership and Donations ProcessingManage online donations and communications with online donorsProcess and disburse monthly...

published: 06/16/2010
Statement

Statement on the Millennium Development Goals, Women and Indigenous Peoples 2010 Acknowledging that United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted on 13 September 2007 by the General Assembly affirms that we, as indigenous peoples, have the...

published: 06/15/2010
Statement

On June 9, 2010, MADRE lent a hand to Nicaraguan women's rights activist Azahalea Solis Roman, who testified before the UN Human Rights Council against her country's ban on therapeutic abortions. Her testimony is below. 1.- Introduction The...

published: 06/10/2010
Statement

Where: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Sts., New York CityWhen: 7 pm Wednesday, June 9Ann Wright, retired US Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat, and outspoken anti-war activist will talk about...

published: 06/08/2010

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