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After months of protest, Indigenous water protectors and activists have won a ruling from the federal government against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This decision calls to reroute the pipeline that threatened to contaminate the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

published: 12/05/2016
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Many in the US are emerging from their initial shock at the outcome of the presidential election to confront its likely impacts: a legitimation of right-wing identity politics, worsening climate change and militarism, assaults on women’s rights and LGBT rights, and the gutting of basic public services. 

published: 12/02/2016
Statement

MADRE salutes the people of Cuba as they mark the passing of Fidel Castro.

published: 11/26/2016
Your Support in Action

 The past weeks have been filled with so much fear and bad news. But we are not buffeted by these changing winds, because our eyes are looking to what comes next and our feet are firmly planted — thanks to you.

published: 11/21/2016
Statement

I’m sure you’re feeling shock and horror, knowing what we’re up against. A president-elect who encourages violence and espouses a toxic blend of sexism, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.

published: 11/09/2016
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We met Melissa and Matilda, pictured here, when MADRE visited with Wangki Tangni, our Nicaraguan partner organization, last month. 

published: 11/07/2016
Article

The battle for Mosul has started, after months of warnings, and it’s predicted to displace over a million people. Humanitarian catastrophes like this don’t always come with advance notice, allowing policymakers and aid workers time to ramp up their operations. So it’s especially galling that Iraq’s government has tied the hands of their most valuable crisis responders: local women’s organizations.

published: 10/21/2016
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Help women in conflict - Solar Radios

“Our station is the most listened to radio station in the region!”

That’s what our local partners, Wangki Tangni, proudly told us last week when we were with them in Nicaragua. 

published: 10/17/2016
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Help women experiencing disasters.  Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to hit the country in close to a decade, left a trail of destruction. But your generosity helped to ensure that we were ready to respond to this disaster immediately and effectively with lifesaving aid. 

published: 10/13/2016
Article

In telling Colombians that voting "yes" in the referendum was a vote for peace is something deceiving because it did not take into account the great distrust they have for both their government and the FARC alike. I would have voted "yes" if I could, because I understand that it is a vote in favor of another vision for the country and for victims who are now generations who have grown up with war. Because to vote "yes" means that peace - both individual and collective – is worth more than revenge and hatred.

published: 10/05/2016
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As a girl, Lucy knew she wasn't supposed to play on the banks of the rushing Ngoboro River. If she wasn't careful, she could fall in and be swept away. Today, a relentless drought has reduced that river to a trickle, and families struggle to get the water they need.

published: 10/03/2016
Article

Tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off at the first presidential debate. Here's an alternative set of questions to help answer what it would look like when our country and our leaders respect and protect rights for all.

published: 09/26/2016
Article

2016 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. July and August tied for hottest months ever documented, with August marking an eleven-month streak of record hot months. And the resulting droughts, floods and storms threaten people’s lives worldwide.

published: 09/22/2016
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At a speech to the United Nations General Assembly today, President Obama looked back on his term and laid out the “course corrections” he suggested the world needs.

What we need is much more than a course correction — we need a feminist foreign policy. What would that look like? Here are some examples.
 

published: 09/20/2016
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The small community of Andris, Nicaragua still struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Felix devastated the area more than eight years ago. That's because its location, on the North Atlantic Coast near the Caribbean basin, is constantly hit by floods and tropical storms, making it harder and harder for the small, isolated town to recover.

published: 09/20/2016
Your Support in Action

I can’t thank you enough. That’s because in just the space of three months, your support brought safe haven and security to 119 young women and girls who have escaped sexual slavery by ISIS. Thank you! 

published: 09/09/2016
Article

Today we face the prospect of a Syrian peace agreement with disappointment at its delay and frustration that, yet again, negotiators embrace a framework that ignores obligations under international law to include the participation of women civil society members. While the international community has mandated women's full and equal participation in all aspects of peace and security efforts through U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 and its subsequent resolutions, there remain significant barriers to the comprehensive implementation of the women, peace and security agenda in policy and practice.

published: 08/17/2016
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Consider the landmark human rights victories of our age: winning the U.S. federal right to marriage equality, the Roe v. Wade' decision, the creation of the International Criminal Court, and the passage of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 mandating women's role in peace-building. The collective memory of the human rights advocacy community and of popular discourse tends to enshrine these wins into singular moments — as a celebrated arrival at a destination after a long journey.

However, the first step of any successful journey begins by understanding your destination and choosing the right map to get there. 

published: 08/09/2016

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