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 ...
May 4, 2015

Your Impact for Survivors of Nepal's Earthquake


“We are in shock, pain and in complete devastation. In spite of all this, we are together.”

These words from one of our partners in Nepal still leap out at me. Many of their homes have been smashed and destroyed. Some of them are mourning loved ones who perished. But they are persevering through this terrible time.

Thank you for standing with them now. You responded immediately to our call for emergency aid after the earthquake, and your support is lifesaving.

We have been in constant contact with our local partners there, a grassroots women’s organization called WOREC. Thanks to their local connections, your support is able to reach vulnerable women and families in the most devastated areas.

Here are some updates about what MADRE members make possible. With your help, our partners are:

  • Reaching out through local activist networks to send food, tents and basic essentials to ten of Nepal’s hardest hit districts.
  • Creating safe spaces in the hard-hit city of Kathmandu and surrounding communities for women to receive urgent aid like food, along with counseling to combat trauma.
  • Working with local hospitals to ensure that women’s needs are met. Our partners are distributing 10,000 health kits for pregnant women and mothers with newborns. Kits include baby clothes, blankets, diapers, basic hygiene supplies for mothers and more. Click here to see photos of our partners in action. 

Our partners at WOREC told me that they’re seeing women with newborns being discharged from hospitals with no place to go. They’re seeing pregnant women struggling to survive on the streets after their homes were destroyed. So right now, they’re mobilizing urgently to open up a support space for these women to receive basics like food, emergency shelter and vital care.

Thank you for making this crucial support for women and families possible.

With hope,

Yifat Susskind
Executive Director

P.S. The mother and her 3-day-old baby in the photo were discharged from the hospital. With her home in ruins, she had nowhere to go -- but our grassroots partners are her lifeline, with food, clothing and care.

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!

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