For 100 years, women worldwide have demonstrated for their rights every March 8.
In honor of this 100th International Women’s Day, MADRE is working to raise $100 from 100 people to help advance the rights that women have won over the century.
We want you to be a part of this campaign to celebrate the past and shape the future by propelling the gains of the global women’s movement into the next century.
Despite our many achievements, women’s voices are still too often ignored by world leaders. We want women from our sister organizations to be heard when they demand an end to sexual violence in Haiti, when they condemn violations of women's labor rights in Guatemala, or when they call for democracy and women's rights in Iraq.
And as we amplify the voices of members of our sister organizations, we want to amplify your voice, too. When you raise or donate $100 this month, you will have the opportunity to send a message of support and connect directly with one of our partners: Malya Villard-Appolon in Haiti, Sandra Gonzalez in Guatemala, Yanar Mohammed in Iraq or Fatima Ahmed in Sudan. To learn more about these women, and our campaign, click here.
The $100 you raise or donate helps MADRE to:
- Give women community-based activists the training they need to participate effectively in political processes—from local government all the way to the United Nations.
- Create popular versions of legal texts so that international law can be a powerful tool in the hands of women at the community level.
- Advocate at the United Nations and within governments for local women’s organizations to have a seat at the table when policies are being made that impact their lives.