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In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, it can be comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. No doubt international agencies–with their resources, know-how, heavy machinery, and access to government–have a critical role to play.

published: 01/15/2010
In the News

Naseema is frightened, but incredibly relieved to finally have the means to escape her murderous husband.

During these dangerous days, while Naseema's husband is hunting for her, she and her children are being sheltered by our partners in Kabul. MADRE has been able to cover the costs of temporary emergency housing, transportation and passport fees for Naseema and the children.

published: 12/21/2009
Press Release

October 16, 2008–New York, NY–Today, MADRE joins with its sister organizations to recognize World Food Day and to decry the rising numbers of people suffering from hunger. As the food crisis continues to rage across the globe, it has...

published: 10/16/2009

This morning, an estimated 90 people were killed in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, when a NATO air strike targeting two fuel trucks caused a massive explosion. UN reports indicate that civilians made up dozens of those who lost...

published: 09/04/2009

For the fifth consecutive year, MADRE and our sister organization CHIRAPAQ facilitated a stone carving workshop for Indigenous Quechua and Ashaninkas youth in rural and urban communities in Ayacucho, Peru. The goal of the project is to give Indigenous children...

published: 03/24/2009
Press Release

Today, with President Obama's signature of an executive order to repeal the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, a major global barrier to access to crucial women's health services is to be removed. MADRE applauds...

published: 01/23/2009
Human Rights Report

The Report addressed two urgent concerns regarding violations of women’s human rights in Nicaragua including, laws that criminalized all abortion, and the escalating campaign of harassment and persecution against groups who oppose the abortion ban as well as other groups who were outspoken in their criticism of the government. 

published: 10/13/2008
Press Release

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