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Targeting: Major General Gerardo Christian Chaumont (UN Pol, MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet (UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General), Yukio Takasu (President UN Security Council), Force Commander Major General Luiz Paul Cruz (MINUSTAH), Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women)...

published: 04/26/2010

This month, MADRE published Stories of our Sisters 2010, our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Read the letter from Executive Director Vivian Stromberg below and check out the newsletter online. If you would like us to send you a print copy, please call...

published: 04/22/2010

A declaration on Climate Change. The Declaration is an open document that is expected to evolve in the coming years. MADRE and our partner, the International Indigenous Women's Forum, signed on to the statement put out in October 2009. We,...

published: 04/22/2010

Last week, MADRE joined hundreds of organizations from the US and around the world in calling on Representative Nita Lowey and Senator Patrick Leahy to take action to prohibit the future imposition of the dangerous Global Gag Rule on health and family planning providers working overseas.

published: 04/20/2010

Join MADRE and the International Indigenous Women's Forum (IIWF/FIMI) for an evening celebrating Elsa Stamatopoulou, a human rights advocate committed to the struggles of Indigenous Peoples and a tireless activist for women's rights.Elsa - our friend, our sisterWhen:Wednesday, April...

published: 04/19/2010

Every day, we hear women's stories of the threats they face, of the violence they confront, of the obstacles to health and happiness that an unjust world throws before them. On Mother's Day, we want to celebrate the many mothers...

published: 04/15/2010

April 7 is World Health Day. Health is not only the absence of disease or infirmity, but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being. The strongest determinants of health are the social, political and economic forces in our...

published: 04/07/2010

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