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...
Apr 7, 2015

You're helping women combat climate change!

Your support is helping women in Kenya sustain their families through climate disaster.

Frequent and persistent drought is leaving the land parched and threatening lives. Women who depend on the land worry about their animals perishing and their crops withering away.

But with your support, MADRE and our local partners, the Indigenous Information Network, are training women to conserve rainwater in new ways. And thanks to you, we’re ready to install two clean water tanks in two Indigenous communities, helping women farmers to store water to last through droughts. Thank you for making this possible!

Your support makes all the difference for our sisters who are responding to some of our most urgent global crises. To learn more about your impact through your support of MADRE, please visit our website.

We couldn't do this work without you. Thank you!

Mar 31, 2015

Thanks for Supporting Safe Births in the West Bank

Thank you so much for your support of Midwives for Peace. This network of Palestinian and Israeli midwives is bonded together by their dedication to safe births and to peace.

Your support has enabled us to:

  • Provide safe delivery kits that reduce maternal and infant mortality. These packages contain vital supplies like sterile gauze, gloves, blankets and prenatal supplements. They help ensure that midwives are equipped to care for mothers and their newborns.
  • Create joint professional trainings and workshops for Palestinian and Israeli midwives. These meetings not only allow the midwives to share expertise and learn concrete skills. They build bonds of friendship that endure despite the conflict around them.

And the impact of your support has made a world of difference for mothers in the West Bank. Thanks to you:

  • Mothers in the West Bank have been guided through pregnancy and experienced childbirth as a joyful, happy and healthy occasion.
  • Mothers and newborns have received personalized healthcare and counseling. Mothers have also learned about breastfeeding, hygiene, infant care, and family planning.
  • Despite the ongoing conflict, Palestinian and Israeli midwives cooperate together, modeling peaceful coexistence. Plus, women have increased access to well-trained midwives in their communities. 

We couldn't have done this work without you. Thanks so much for your support!

Mar 13, 2015

Women's Peace Farm Shelters Iraqi Families

Yanar Mohammed(center) leader of OWFI at the farm.
Yanar Mohammed(center) leader of OWFI at the farm.

Displaced by extremist violence, women-headed households are now flooding central and southern Iraq. They need humanitarian aid, shelter and resources to rebuild their lives. With MADRE, our local partner, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), is meeting these urgent and long-term needs.

The Women's Peace Farm is a way for displaced women farmers to achieve self-sufficiency and provide for their families. What's more, they support one another through the crisis of war.

This project also alleviates the need for factory-farmed food aid. This enables women farmers to remain independent and strengthens their sense of personal agency and resiliency.

Near the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, OWFI secured a tract of land to start the Women's Peace Farm. Together, we purchased 5 caravans and equipped them with basic appliances. These provide shelter to 54 people (mainly women and children). OWFI also provides food for women and their families on a daily basis and covers their minimal living expenses such as transportation to the clinic and doctor fees.

Now, thanks to supporters like you, the farm is thriving. Already, the women have raised eggplants, peppers, okra and cucumbers. And just last week, we heard from our partners that a new crop of tomatoes was coming in!

The Women's Peace Farm is an innovative answer to the crisis of war, displacement, and violence impacting Iraqi women. Thank you. Your support strengthens the work of our brave partners in Iraq.

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