MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

MADRE's mission is to advance women's human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives. MADRE's vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues we address and by a commitment to working in partnership with women at the local, regional and international levels who share our go...
Oct 30, 2013

Al Mousawat Radio Reopens!

Since our last update OWFI has continued their tireless efforts in demanding equality and empowering women across Iraq. We are thrilled to announce that OWFI was able to reopen their radio station, Al Mousawat (Equality) Radio! The station was shut down in November 2012 after a car bomb exploded outside of the headquarters, in an attack not targeted at OWFI. The explosion caused structural damage to the building as well as damage to the generator.

But thanks to the support of people like you, Al Mousawat Radio is back on the air, broadcasting news updates and educational programs to over 9 million listeners in Baghdad and surrounding cities! OWFI uses the radio to strengthen women’s abilities to claim rights and play a positive role in rebuilding their country. Thank you for your continued support in this crucial and meaningful work in the struggle for equality!

Oct 8, 2013

A Special Message from Midwives for Peace

This year, MADRE is celebrating our 30 years of demanding rights, resources and results for women worldwide. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, our sisters at Midwives for Peace sent us a special message. We’d like to share that message with you now. We hope you enjoy it!

Happy birthday from women who know something about birthdays!!

We here in the Middle East want to wish you, members of the MADRE community all over the world, best wishes for your 30th birthday.

MADRE and Midwives for Peace have had a wonderful, ongoing, empowering and inspiring partnership. We think of you as true partners. You help us fulfill our mission of supporting women and helping each other in the field of women’s health.

We wish you many more years of feminist activism!!

…and to continue our partnership as old friends should.

With Love from Midwives for Peace

Sep 18, 2013

VIDEO: Sudan's First and Only Women Famers Union

Click here to watch MADRE's video, "Sudan's First and Only Women Farmer Union"!

Video description: In Sudan, young women identify gender discrimination and climate change as their two greatest obstacles to farming. But a Women Farmers Union, supported by MADRE, overcomes these barriers.

One woman named Fatima Ahmed, a local agronomist, saw how women farmers grow most of their families' food, yet are denied crucial support that the Ministry of Agriculture gives to men.

The women found a solution: Sudan's first and only Women Farmers Union. They organized to obtain tools, seeds and training. They pooled resources to buy a tractor, and they share their sustainable and profitable farming strategies.

With a focus on young women, the Union allows women farmers to boost family nutrition, earn income and improve farming practices for the future.

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