Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen, Good Morning, I am a Rohingya lawyer, researcher, and educator specializing in trauma, mass rape, and trafficking of Rohingya girls and women. I have been working directly with Rohingya women and girls in the refugee camps in Bangladesh since 2014. As a senior researcher, I have worked with Kalandan […]
For March, in which the Netherlands has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Somalia, and South Sudan.
For February, in which Kuwait has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan (Darfur), Syria and Yemen.
For December, in which Japan has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Afghanistan, Colombia, Mali, South Sudan, and Syria.
International law is a powerful – but underutilized – tool to bring our vision of social justice to life. MADRE is bringing a petition to the International Criminal Court. It will be the first of its kind – an ICC petition advancing the rights of women and LGBTIQ people.
Mr. President, Excellencies, my Civil Society colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I bring to you the traditional greetings of life, joy, hope and freedom, from the ancestral territories of Afro-descendant peoples in Colombia. I speak today in my capacity as a member of the human rights team of the Black Communities’ Process, the Afro-Colombian […]
This open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in October 2017. The letter calls on Member States to prioritize gender equality and women’s rights, and to increase their support for women civil society organizations and women human rights defenders.
This timeline from MADRE is of documented incidences of women killed by ISIS because of their gender expression, including defying ISIS ascribed roles, behaviors, and dress codes.
In April 2016 over a dozen Iraqi women’s organizations from Baghdad, Samarra, Tikrit, Al Najaf, Basra, Qadissiya, Salahaddin Diwaniya, as well as the Kurdistan region, Erbil, Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, and Dohuk, and representatives from the Yezidi community came together in Erbil, Iraq for a convening titled Strategies for Change, organized by MADRE. This letter contains recommendations that were an outcome of the convening in English and Arabic.
Amnesty International is concerned about the personal status codes which contain discriminatory provisions regarding marriage, divorce, parenting and inheritance, as well as the Law on Protection of Women and Family Members from Domestic Violence which fails to criminalize marital rape and protect women and girls. The organization is also concerned about violations of the human rights of Palestinian refugees and those fleeing conflict in Syria; exploitation of domestic workers; torture and other ill-treatment of people in detention and discrimination against persons perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
This 46-page report documents the situation of women and LGBT individuals since the earthquake in Haiti. Pervasive sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls has plagued communities living in displacement camps and in resource-poor neighborhoods. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals also experienced a drastic increase in stigmatization, discrimination and violence, which have included increasingly violent anti-LGBT protests inculpating LGBT individiduals as the cause of the earthquake.