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...
Jun 11, 2012

Bonus Day for our Sustainable Chicken Farm Project

Want your donation dollars to have the greatest possible impact?

On June 13, starting at 12:01 am EST, GlobalGiving is sponsoring a special “Bonus Day,” where every donation you make to MADRE and Muixil’s “Sustainable Chicken Farm for Guatemalan Women” project will be matched by 50 percent— greatly increasing the impact of your generous donations!

MADRE works with Muixil, a grassroots group of Indigenous Ixil women in Guatemala. Together, we created Farming for the Future, establishing small chicken farms as a source of income and nutrition for Ixil women and their families.

Your support of this project will enable us to continue our crucial work with Muixil. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to make your donation go even further, and donate today!

Jun 1, 2012

Watch a Video from Hubbie of Womankind Kenya

In northeastern Kenya, Somali families fleeing famine and war have settled in communities that are themselves facing face severe drought and hunger.

Womankind Kenya, in partnership with MADRE, provides emergency food aid and medical assistance to women and families.

In the video below, Hubbie Hussein al-Haji of Womankind Kenya, speaks to us about what International Women's Day means to her, Womankind’s famine relief efforts and what they hope to accomplish in the next year.

Thanks to your support, Womankind Kenya has provided thousands of at-risk families with water, maize, beans, cooking oil and calorie-dense food to combat severe malnutrition. Your generosity helps ensure that crucial aid is delivered to Somali families struggling to survive.

Click here to watch the video.

May 24, 2012

Over 5,000 Pairs of Shoes for Haitian Girls!

In March, KOFAVIV, MADRE’s local sister organization in Haiti, received more than 5,000 pairs of shoes through donations collected from Soles4Souls. KOFAVIV has started distributing shoes to women and their families who live in the displacement camps and impoverished neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince.

The women and families who received the shoes are members of the KOFAVIV network or have been identified by the KOFAVIV outreach workers. The new shoes will allow them to safely walk the long distances between their home, school and workplace, and go about their daily activities.

What’s more, women and girls who live in the tent cities will now be able to walk to the KOFAVIV Women’s Center, where they can receive food, counseling and other vital care.

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