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Yifat Susskind

Yifat Susskind

Yifat Susskind is the Executive Director of MADRE, an international women's human rights organization. She has worked with women’s human rights activists from Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa to create programs in their communities to address women's health, violence against women, economic and environmental justice and peacebuilding. She has also written extensively on US foreign policy and women’s human rights and her critical analysis has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus and elsewhere.

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The Path Toward a Just, Feminist Future in Haiti

Grassroots organizations led by and for women, girls, and LGBTIQ+ Haitians are best positioned to understand and address the immediate needs of their communities grappling with ongoing humanitarian and human rights disasters.

Yifat Susskind ·

Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women

This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities' needs.

Yifat Susskind ·

Biden Should Embrace an Anti-Imperialist Feminist Foreign Policy to Heal Wounds Abroad—and at Home

Women of color should be the ones remaking U.S. foreign policy.

Christine Ahn ·

A Feminist Blueprint for Saving Democracy in the US—and Beyond

If Trump refuses to step down after the election, we’ll need to unite, mobilise and resist. Feminists from Belarus to Sudan can show us how.

Yifat Susskind ·

As the Virus Unleashes Violence, Women in War-torn Countries Organize

We need a global plan to address the predictable rise in gender-based violence that COVID-19 is triggering.

Lisa Davis ·

Not a Straight White Man? U.S. Religious Conservatives Are Coming for You

Unless you are part of the narrow demographic of rich, white men deemed to have rights in 1776, this new Trump administration commission won't protect you

Jessica Stern ·

A Mother's Resolve: Organizing for Local and Global Climate Justice

In all corners of the world, mothers are turning their heartbreak and horror over climate change and environmental devastation into creative solutions

Yifat Susskind ·

Who Benefits When Women Human Rights Defenders Are Targeted?

What do all of these stories have in common? These women all have tried to remake the world, in ways big and small.

Yifat Susskind ·

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