MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization. We partner with community-based women’s groups worldwide facing war and disaster — our sister organizations.

Our mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.

Our history is rooted in progressive movements for peace, justice and women’s human rights.

To advance women’s human rights, MADRE partners with grassroots women. Together, we meet basic needs for food, clean water, health care and more. When local women provide these vital services to their community, they build new skills and step up as leaders.

MADRE also trains grassroots women’s groups to advocate for policies based on rights, locally, nationally and globally.

These two strategies—meeting urgent needs and advancing human rights—combine to create lasting change.