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
Jul 13, 2018
Photos from the market!
By MADRE - MADRE
Women load the boats with produce.
Thanks to your support, our partner organization in Nicaragua, Wangki Tangni, is able to provide women farmers with resources, such as seeds, to grow crops and have successful harvests. In the first photo, you can see women farmers packing the produce they’ve grown into boats to bring to the market. In the second photo, you can see the result of their hard work from this past season. The women can use the crops to feed their families, and sell the rest at this market so they can earn an income to provide for their children. Thank you for helping these rural women to be able to feed and provide for their families!
Photo credit: Wangki Tangni
Women farmers sell their crops at the market.
Jun 18, 2018
Rights on the Radio
By MADRE - MADRE
Enith and Dacia live on the radio.
With our partner Wangki Tangni in Nicaragua, we run a human rights radio station. Women from the local community share stories and resources over the radio, and bridge connections between remote communities that can only be accessed by boat. The radio program shares vital resources about domestic violence for women in rural areas. Since the launch of the radio station, women have reported that they feel empowered, informed and supported. Thank you for making this possible! Above, you can see Enith Chow and Dacia Pineda live on the radio sharing stories about how women fight violence and build safer communities.