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...
Dec 10, 2013

A Health Delegation for Syrian Refugee Women

In our continued efforts to provide support to Syrian women war refugees, MADRE has co-organized a health workers delegation to the Middle East. Right now, public health and women's health professionals are in Jordan and Turkey, both countries with a high population of Syrian refugees, providing crucial skills training, equipment and supplies to local organizations working with Syrian refugee women.

With your support, MADRE also sent a shipment of vital humanitarian aid supplies to be distributed among refugee women and their children and to local health organizations providing services to these displaced populations. This shipment included baby clothing and supplies as well as absorbent and washable menstrual pads. Other essential pre-natal and maternal health supplies included in the shipment were safe birthing kits, exam gloves, and supplements such as folic acid and iron tablets.

Your support is part of our continued effort to bring humanitarian aid and peace to women and their families facing crisis and poverty. Thank you for backing this crucial work!

Dec 4, 2013

KOFAVIV's Vision for Ending Violence Against Women

MADRE’s sister organization in Haiti, KOFAVIV, has been hard at work in their attempts to combat the widespread violence against women in their country. Despite substantial progress, they still face obstacles in their fight for a life free from violence. However, these difficulties do not stop their ambition to ensure that women are granted the full range of human rights.

In a recent interview with KOFAVIV, they shared with us their vision to end violence against women stating, “Within KOFAVIV, we hope to see new, more effective laws to punish rapists and we would like to see commitment from the Haitian government regarding the international human rights conventions, specifically the rights of women and girls.”

KOFAVIV works hard to bring awareness to their communities through organized activities to help engage the population in a commitment to stop violence against women. But, as they inform us, “there is still a lot to do…we still need reinforcements in order to continue accompanying survivors, to continue providing medical help, legal help, psychosocial help and to maintain our training projects for girls living in forced prostitution situations.”

With your continued support we can help transform KOFAVIV’s vision to end violence against women into a reality!

Dec 2, 2013

The Chicken Farms are Expanding Even More!

We are extremely excited to let you know that thanks to your support, MADRE and Muixil, our Guatemalan sister organization, were able to expand our chicken farming project for the second time this year! An additional 50 Indigenous Ixil women participants from the Indigenous communities of Nebaj, Chajul and Cotzal will each receive three chickens and materials to build chicken coops. That means that this year alone, you have helped 100 women start their own chicken farms, securing food for their families and earning incomes to send their children to school – thank you!

We are also happy to report that the 50 Indigenous Ixil women who have been participating in the project since the spring of this year continue to successfully run their small chicken farms. Thanks to your support, this project continues to grow. Most importantly, it has ensured that impoverished Ixil women now have the means to provide for their families.

We look forward to sharing even more future successes from the chicken farming project!

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