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How We Work

MADRE's unique approach mobilizes simultaneously across three strategies: grantmaking, organizational strengthening and legal advocacy.

This model enables us to use service provision and community organizing to build women's skills and leadership to advocate for lasting social change.

We provide long-term and flexible support to groups, led by women impacted directly by war and disaster, that are small, located in inaccessible or remote areas, or below the radar of large aid agencies.

Our advocacy brings community-based women into policymaking arenas and ensures that legal victories move from paper to practice.

Click below to learn more about our three strategies.


We fund work to meet urgent needs in communities, enhance women's leadership and build strong local institutions.

Organizational Strengthening

We strengthen the skills of individuals and organizations to mobilize in communities, influence policies and sustain movements.

Legal Advocacy

We mobilize our team of advocates and lawyers to train and accompany partners in shared campaigns for policy change.

How You Can Help