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Resistance builds the future

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In a tumultuous world, there’s one thing you can count on: where oppressive power reigns, people will rise up to confront it. That’s always been true, and this year it feels all the more so. On Human Rights Day, we celebrate that resistance.

I look at the iconic picture of a young Sudanese woman in white, standing on a car, demanding democracy and inspiring millions. Or the images of hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in Colombia to demand peace and justice. In these and so many other inspiring moments, I see brave, determined people defending their rights against authoritarian regimes and rightwing policies. I see our partners breathing life into a world without violence and repression — a world that we know is possible — where all are safe, healthy and free.

In 2019, progressive movements have demonstrated our power and commitment. With your support, MADRE and our partners have taken bold action to make human rights a reality in grassroots communities worldwide.

Thank you for supporting this critical work and for helping to make 2019 a year of positive transformation for MADRE and our partners around the world.

Thank you for standing up for human rights and gender justice worldwide.

In solidarity and celebration,

Yifat Susskind
Executive Director