Yifat Susskind is the communications director of MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization.


Postcard From…Copenhagen

Women farmers hold the key to addressing climate change.

Un-Gagging Women’s Human Rights

The “global gag rule” is gone. Now it’s time to move on to the rest of the global reproductive health agenda.

Annotate This: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Yifat Susskind provides a guide to the key provisions of an important new UN document.

Indigenous Womens Pushback

For centuries, Indigenous communities have suffered from the violence of displacement, colonialization, and forced assimilation. Today, Indigenous women are leading the struggle for autonomy and self-determination.

Curing AIDS Policy of Greed and Dogma

When it comes to AIDS policy, the Global South doesn’t need charity or lectures about abstinence. Generic drugs and respecting women’s rights are the way to go.

African Women Confront Bushs AIDS Policy

AIDS information is absorbed through a mesh of stereotypes that make human misery seem like a natural condition of life in Africa.

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