medica mondiale has been working in the structurally weak south-eastern part of Liberia since 2006 - in a joint project with Welthungerhilfe (German World Hunger Relief) to provide medical and psychosocial care and support for Liberian women. The aim is to improve their life situation and implement pre-emptive measures to prevent violence against women. These include training volunteer village counsellors and establishing local solidarity groups.
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In October 2013, the Liberian women's rights activist assumed the post of Country Director, playing an important role in medica mondiale Liberia's transition into an independent organisation.
Caroline Bowah Brown, Director of medica mond...
A Liberian woman with her child at the opening of the medica mondiale women's centre in Fish Town, Liberia, in 2007.
Staff from medica mondiale Liberia regularly visit refugee women who fled to the border regions in Liberia from the civil war in the Ivory Coast in 2010.
Medical counselling for refugee women
Indian policewomen stationed in the country provided self-defence training for the staff of medica mondiale Liberia.
In the women's centre from medica mondiale Liberia in Fish Town, women learn a trade - this is an important step on the way to earning their own income.
Earning their own living
Even though the civil war has ended, sexual assaults are still an everyday occurrence for many Liberian women. Increasingly they are speaking out against this ongoing violence.
Together against violence
Ever more Liberian women are joining together in solidarity groups. For example, in the 200-inhabitant village of Beh Town in Grand Gedeh province in south-west Liberia. There, medica mondiale Liberia trains women from the communities to be village counsellors.
Solidarity amongst women