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Aug 30, 2018

New videos from Kenya!

Women and children have access to clean water.
Women and children have access to clean water.

In Kenya, MADRE partners with Indigenous women leaders who organize to build healthier and more resilient communities. Together, we combat the dangers of climate change by creating sustainable farming initiatives and protecting water sources. We advocate for the rights of women and girls to be educated, to be safe from violence and to step up as leaders.

These photos show various water projects we have in Kenya, where communities are affected by devastating drought. For instance, a project that created two separate water sources, one for the animals and one for the women, ensuring that the community has access to clean water.

To watch a video about our clean water project in Kenya, follow this link to our website! There, you can watch another video to learn more about our human rights trainings in Kenya where we facilitate exchanges between different Indigenous communities. These exchanges provide women with the opportunity to learn from one another, share valuable insights on how their communities approach climate justice and human rights and create lasting friendships.

Photo credit: First, third and fourth photos, MADRE; Second photo, Indigenous Information Network

Women wait to gather water.
Women wait to gather water.
Animals drink at the separate water source.
Animals drink at the separate water source.
Community members gather by the water.
Community members gather by the water.
Aug 10, 2018

Your Support Helps Women Rebuild Their Lives

With your support, over 60 Yazidi women sought refuge at a center run by the Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). From psychosocial support sessions to vocational training courses and basic literacy classes you helped these women find safety and friends to lean on.

The center provided protection and emotional healing, offering them the time and resources to heal. One survivor reflected on her time there, “I have become very brave. I am not afraid of my past, and it does not stop me. I can build a new life now, and I feel strong enough to do it.” Thanks to your support, women are able to seek out help through OWFI and rebuild their lives.

Jul 13, 2018

The power of dance

For the dream of peace to be realized, those who were raped in the decades-long war in Colombia need healing, justice and an end to the stigma that mars their lives. Women struggle for their needs to be addressed in peace negotiations and to be recognized as leaders in creating lasting peace. With our partner Taller de Vida, we empower young women and girls through art therapy workshops and creative performances. Through music, dance, theater and more, they break through silence and stigma. Young survivors come to know that they are not alone, and they gain the confidence to speak out against the abuses they’ve experienced. In these three photos, you can see young women and children participating in dance therapy workshops on their way to healing and imagining a peaceful future.

Photo Credit: First photo, Maureen Drennan; Second and Third Photos, MADRE

 
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