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We Build Resilient Communities

Economic Justice & Fighting Poverty

We help women to lift their families out of poverty and hunger, and achieve economic independence.

Environmental Justice

We preserve harmony and balance with our environment, and stand up to harmful exploitation of our natural resources.

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Women's Health

We safeguard the health of women and girls, and meet their specific needs for immediate and long-term care.

Women Climate Defenders

We give tools and support to women defenders of our climate and all the lives who depend on it.

Emergency Relief

We ensure that women and families have urgent aid and lasting support to rebuild after disaster strikes.

Latest Press

Your Support in Action

It has been one year since Hurricane Maria hit. Puerto Rico is still very much feeling the impacts of the disaster and now has an official death toll near 3,000 people. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, MADRE members stepped up and helped MADRE contributed to the Maria Fund in Puerto Rico. 

published: 09/17/2018
Press Release

A new international treaty is in the works, focusing on crimes against humanity such as massacres, torture, and rape. However, the draft treaty adopts an opaque definition of gender, that would give some governments an excuse to ignore persecution of women and LGBTIQ people. Most civil society groups are unaware of the treaty and have not weighed in. Today, activists are launching a campaign calling on the international community to affirm our understanding of discrimination, including when based on sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

published: 09/17/2018
Your Support in Action

In Kenya, MADRE partners with Indigenous women leaders who organize to build healthier and more resilient communities. Together, we combat the dangers of climate change by creating sustainable farming initiatives and protecting water sources. We advocate for the rights of women and girls to be educated, to be safe from violence and to step up as leaders. We're excited to share these two videos, to give you a glimpse at that work.

published: 08/13/2018
Your Support in Action

Two of our partners need your voice now. Mother and daughter Tulia Maris Valencia and Sara Quiñonez are two Afro-Colombian women human rights defenders who have been unjustly imprisoned in a maximum security prison, on baseless charges.

published: 07/25/2018
Your Support in Action

MADRE staff visited our partners in Guatemala earlier this year, traveling from community to community to meet with grassroots women organizers. We saw so clearly the impact that supporters like you make possible and wanted to share a few stories and snapshots with you.

published: 07/20/2018
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