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July 7, 2008–New York, NY–As the Group of 8 (G8) nations today begin their three-day summit in Toyako, Japan, MADRE issued an open letter to world leaders emphasizing that upholding women's human rights is key to resolving the global food...

published: 07/07/2008
Press Release

January 23, 2008–New York, NY–MADRE supports the decision of Ms. Magazine to decline a paid ad from the American Jewish Congress (AJC) featuring three prominent Israeli women along with the text, "This is Israel." The mission of Ms. is...

published: 01/23/2008
Press Release

November 30, 2007–New York, NY–In preparation for next week's United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change, MADRE today emphasized that human rights must be the starting point for international negotiations on climate policy. MADRE also announced the launch of its...

published: 11/30/2007
Press Release

September 5, 2007 – New York – As Hurricane Felix made landfall on Tuesday, pounding the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, the impact of this category five storm reveals the situation of at-risk communities marginalized through discrimination and government neglect. As...

published: 09/05/2007
Press Release

MADRE Calls for the Adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesOn September 13, the UN General Assembly will decide whether to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration establishes a framework for...

published: 09/05/2007
Press Release

August 29, 2007–New York–MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, today categorically condemned the recent assassination of Clara Luz Lopez, a candidate for local council in the upcoming September 9 Guatemalan elections. Lopez was a member of Nobel Peace Laureate...

published: 08/29/2007
Press Release

August 16, 2007–New York–In the wake of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that struck Peru at 6:40 pm local time yesterday, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, today put out a call for emergency aid for the victims. Among the towns...

published: 08/16/2007
Press Release

August 6, 2007–New York–MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, calls for a change in US food aid policy so that it reaches more people and supports local farmers in countries affected by food crises. MADRE is mobilizing its 23,...

published: 08/06/2007
Human Rights Report

The report explores the scourge of gender-based violence in US-occupied Iraq. It documented the use of gender-based violence by Islamists seeking to establish a theocracy, including assaults on women in the public sphere, “honor killings,” violence against women in the context of Iraq’s civil war, gender-based violence against men, and torture of women in detention.

published: 03/19/2007
Press Release

March 6, 2007–New York–MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, announces the publication of a groundbreaking report on the incidence, causes, and legalization of gender-based violence in Iraq since the US-led invasion. The report, Promising Democracy, Imposing Theocracy: Gender-Based Violence...

published: 03/06/2007
Press Release

February 7, 2007–New York–This weekend in Baghdad, a brave group of young Sunni and Shiite artists and poets will come together to demand peace and resist the violent sectarianism consuming Iraq. MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, is working...

published: 02/07/2007
Press Release

October 26, 2006–New York–The Nicaraguan National Assembly voted (52-0) today to outlaw therapeutic abortion in Nicaragua. While abortion in most cases in Nicaragua is already illegal, for over 100 years, Nicaragua's penal code has...

published: 10/26/2006

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