Causes of flight: Sexualised wartime violence

Press Release: Cologne, September 29, 2016. Millions of women and girls experience sexualised violence every day in the war and crisis regions which are the origin of the refugees who come to Germany. On Germany’s National Day of Refugees on...

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Berlin: medica mondiale calls for protection and support for women’s rights defenders

On September 27, 2016, Sabiha Husic, Director of Medica Zenica, Humaira Rasuli, Director of Medica Afghanistan, and Jeannette Böhme, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer at medica mondiale, travelled to Berlin together to raise awareness of the...

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Uganda: “Young couples should be able to live a peaceful life – otherwise their grandchildren will suffer!”

According to a government study in 2011, 56 per cent of female Ugandans between 15 and 49 experience physical, sexualised, economic and/or emotional violence. In 2010 the Ugandan government passed the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) but in general...

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Evaluation for Liberia: Transition needs tenacity and tailor-made measures

In 2013, medica Liberia started a three-year project aiming to achieve long-term improvements in the situation of women and girls in south-eastern Liberia. The intention was to ensure survivors of sexualised violence would experience solidarity...

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