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Women from the medica mondiale Liberia team scored in a lively, world-class soccer match: Every shot was on target! For women’s rights, against sexualised wartime violence, for justice, for women’s participation – everyone is a winner!

Caroline Bowah Brown, Country Director of medica mondiale Liberia: “I score a goal for equal opportunities for women in Liberia.”

Yah Parwon, documentation officer at medica mondiale Liberia: “I’m dribbling, dribbling and dribbling past the bad legal system. I’m dribbling, dribbling and dribbling past the poor laws that create inequality for women. And then I score my goal for an end to violence against women in Liberia.”

Evelyn Cassell, psychosocial counsellor at medica mondiale Liberia: “I score a goal for access to justice.”

Cecilia Kollie, finance officer at medica mondiale Liberia. “I score a goal for an end to violence against women in Liberia.”

Emily Frank, monitoring and evaluation officer at medica mondiale Liberia: “I score a goal for increased women’s participation.”

Alice Howard, Senior finance and administration manager at medica mondiale Liberia: “I score a goal for equal rights for women in Liberia.”

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Inform your contacts all around London with our E-Card about the public medica mondiale Fringe Event on Wednesday, June 11: "There is no justice here - Sharing of lessons learnt about 20 years of implementing solidary, multidisciplinary support programmes."

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On 10-13 June 2014, representatives from governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs and civil society will meet in London for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. medica mondiale expressly welcomes this initiative from William Hague, UK Foreign Secretary, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, helping to create an irreversible movement eliminating conflict-related sexualised gender-based violence.
As an operational NGO with more than 20 years of experience in supporting women and girls affected by conflict-related sexualised gender-based violence and advocating for the rights of survivors, medica mondiale urges participants of the Global Summit to consider the following key recommendations.

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This is the first volume of Medica Afghanistan’s newsletter, which offers a snapshot of Medica Afghanistan's programs and achievements during the first quarter of 2014. The newsletter will be further published on a quarterly basis. //
Since its establishment in 2002, Medica Afghanistan (MA) - Women Support Organization has continually been able to provide on-demand services to women and girls affected by war or other forms of gender-based violence through psychosocial, legal aid and mediation services.
Furthermore, Medica Afghanistan team members advocate for national and local policies to bring about positive changes in the legislative system and public attitudes to improve the social status of women and girls. Finally, Medica Afghanistan conducts training programs on health, education through literacy courses, and laws to raise awareness and develop the capacity of public officials and other institutions, all with the ultimate aim of ending violence against women.

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On October 23 and 24, 2013, in the central Bosnian city of Zenica, a conference entitled “Working Towards Dignity – 20 years of fighting sexualised violence” was held to mark the 20th anniversary of medica mondiale and Medica Zenica. Participants from all over the world share their impressions from the conference in these video statements. They emphasise the significance of the long-term commitment from Medica Zenica and medica mondiale for survivors of sexualised violence.

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On October 23 and 24, 2013, in the central Bosnian city of Zenica, a conference entitled “Working Towards Dignity – 20 years of fighting sexualised violence” was held to mark the 20th anniversary of medica mondiale and Medica Zenica. Madeleine Rees (Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, WILPF), Jasminka Džumhur (Ombudswoman at Bosnia’s Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman) and Belma Becirbašic (Journalist) sum up their impressions of the conference. They offer advice and recommendations for the work with survivors of sexualised wartime violence.

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With its Grant Program, medica mondiale makes available financial assistance of between 5,000 and 30,000 euros annually to selected partners, with accompanying expert support. In this way, local infrastructure and networks can be established, helping to ensure the availability of healthcare, counselling and direct assistance for women and girls. Here medica mondiale concentrates on cooperation with women's organisations in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

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