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06 December 2013

Short-listed for FAWCO's Target Project: medica mondiale’s Project Dignity in Liberia

The process of medica mondiale’s partner organisation in Liberia to become an independent Liberian Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) is a challenging task. A significant milestone towards independence is finding funding for the successful implementation of Project Dignity – Empowering Liberia's Women. Yet, the medica mondiale Liberia team, with the support of the American International Women’s Club Cologne (AIWCC), has reason to celebrate. In an Email from Johanna Dishongh, FAWCO´s Target Program Chair, medica mondiale learned: “Project Dignity – Empowering Liberia's Women, has been selected for the short-list of three Target Project candidates”.

In the next phase, 62 FAWCO Member Clubs worldwide will have a say by voting for their favourite project – hopefully “Project Dignity”. Every three years FAWCO announces a Target Program. This year’s issue addresses “Human Rights for Women, in particular one which protects the rights and improves the lives of women worldwide.” FAWCO member clubs worldwide were asked to submit a project of their choice in compliance with the 2013 Target Program guidelines: “… seeking applications for projects which focus on women's rights as human rights, including but not limited to, those which promote peace and end gender-based violence, increase civil and/or political participation, increase economic opportunity or promote social change.”

The American International Women’s Club of Cologne e.V. invited medica mondiale to submit a project idea; a perfect opportunity to promote the process of medica mondiale Liberia becoming an independent local women’s rights organisation. Crucial elements on the roadmap to independence are capacity development activities and support for management team and staff members. “Project Dignity - Empowering Liberia's Women” was born.

The American International Women’s Club of Cologne submitted the project proposal in September 2013. Only recently, the FAWCO Selection Committee announced its list of priorities from worldwide project applications: Project Dignity was shortlisted to compete in the final round! The project summary and the video presentation of Project Dignity is available on the FAWCO Video Channel. To find out more on medica mondiale’s expertise making women’s rights and dignity come true in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo, please check our country specific web-pages. The American International Women’s Club of Cologne submitted the project proposal in September 2013. Only recently, the FAWCO Selection Committee announced its list of priorities from worldwide project applications: Project Dignity was shortlisted to compete in the final round! The project summary and the video presentation of Project Dignity is available on the FAWCO Video Channel. To find out more on medica mondiale’s expertise making women’s rights and dignity come true in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo, please check our country specific web-pages.