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Sep 13, 2018

Feminist Futures Emerge

Your support reaches remote communities in Nicaragua through the human rights radio program run by our partners Wangki Tangni.

The radio programming shares valuable information, like where women and girls fleeing violence can find shelter and how they can reach our local partners. And because of your support, we have distributed over 200 radios to Indigenous women, so they can tune into our broadcasts.

Feminist futures emerge when we build stronger intergenerational relationships and empower girls to speak up and demand their rights. Oftentimes, young girls facing gender discrimination may not feel comfortable speaking out, even to their own parents. But with small, everyday actions, that can change. Recently, a family was listening to the radio program, and it sparked a discussion about harassment. Their 11-year-old daughter opened up about the harassment she was facing from a boy at school. She asked them for help, and they took her to our local partners, who are helping her to resolve the situation and to feel supported. Thanks to you, girls in rural Nicaragua are learning how to speak up and demand their rights.

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.

 
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