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Today is the beginning. It may be the start of the Trump Administration, but let it also be the inauguration of something much more powerful: a renewed feminist social justice movement that takes root in each of our lives, throughout the country and around the world.

published: 01/20/2017
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As we start 2017, we’re gearing up to confront the many challenges we know we will face, in the US and around the world.

published: 01/10/2017
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Let me tell you about Rose Cunningham. Simply put, she’s a force for women and girls – and for their right to a life free of violence.

published: 12/28/2016
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The humanitarian disaster in besieged Aleppo worsens daily. A plan to evacuate thousands of Syrians to safety is falling apart. Hospitals have been bombed, destroying access to lifesaving medical care for thousands of Syrian women and families.
 

published: 12/19/2016
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Eunice is a young community health worker in Kenya. Her work with the Indigenous Information Network, MADRE's partner organization, brings her to communities to talk with women and families about their needs.

published: 12/16/2016
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The news out of Syria is beyond horrifying. Bombs have decimated Aleppo as government forces laid siege to the city. Reports from the ground say that people, including women and children, have been shot in the streets and in their homes.
 

published: 12/13/2016
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With your help, MADRE joins together with courageous activists around the world. I know a better world is possible because, with you and our grassroots partners, we’re building it.

published: 12/09/2016
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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
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MADRE salutes the people of Cuba as they mark the passing of Fidel Castro.

published: 11/26/2016
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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