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 ...
Empower Women to Fight HIV and End FGM in Kenya
 
Breaking the Silence trains Indigenous Samburu women and girls to understand and prevent HIV/AIDS and end the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), also called "female circumcision". project reportread updates from the field
Send Aid to Women and Families in Lebanon and Gaza
 
Help MADRE deliver urgently needed humanitarian aid—and hope—after a wrenching summer of warfare in the Middle East, to the women and families who suffer the most when war engulfs their communities. project reportread updates from the field
Urgent Aid Needed for Earthquake Victims in Peru
 
The destructive August 15th earthquake in Peru left families in Afro-Peruvian and poorer communities without shelter, medical care, or protection from the Andean winter. project reportread updates from the field
Art Action for Peace: Support Young Iraqi Artists
 
Help unite Iraqi youth through a series of public events and workshops featuring poetry, theater, dancing, and music within a framework of peace and human rights. project reportread updates from the field
Sudan: Unify and Empower Women in Crisis
 
Meeting the immediate needs of women and girls who are struggling to stay alive in refugee camps in Darfur, and organizing women farmers in Elgedarif to prevent further resource conflict in Sudan. project reportread updates from the field
Urgent Action: Aid to Women and Children in Darfur
 
Send aid to Sudanese refugees with MADRE and Zenab, a Sudanese women’s organization. MADRE and Zenab have decades of experience addressing the particular needs of women in humanitarian crises. project reportread updates from the field
Colombia: No Child Should be a Soldier
 
MADRE provides critical services for Colombian youth who are at risk of being recruited as child-soldiers, giving them the support they need to create alternatives to a life of combat and violence. project reportread updates from the field
Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan
 
In Iraq and Afghanistan, MADRE is providing women threatened by violence with the support necessary to escape to safety and begin rebuilding their lives. With allies and an escape route, survivors of gender-based violence move from seeing themselves as victims of abuse to knowing that they can create positive change. This project strengthens women's capacity to demand their rights to political participation and freedom from all forms of violence. project reportread updates from the field
Safe Houses for Iraqi Women
 
Safe Houses for Iraqi Women identifies and shelters Iraqi women and girls who are under threat of “honor killings” or other violence, and offers them safety, counseling and human rights training. project reportread updates from the field
Support Women Farmers in Sudan
 
MADRE, in partnership with the community-based organization Zenab for Women in Development, launched Women Farmers Unite, Sudan's first and only women farmers union that provides the seeds, tools and training necessary raise more successful harvests and sustain the farming communities. Because of MADRE support, the union has recently purchased a tractor! This will help boost the crop yields and reduce the number of hours women spend farming the land. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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