25 October 2013

Message from the Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

Zenica, 24 October 2013. William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie sent a message to the Conference on '20 years of work with women and girls traumatized from war' in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina: “For 20 years Medica Zenica and medica mondiale have been a lifeline for survivors of wartime sexual violence in...

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07 October 2013

medica mondiale Liberia: Caroline Bowah Brown is new Country Director

In October 2013, Caroline Bowah Brown will assume the post of Country Director, playing an important role in medica mondiale Liberia's transition to an independent organisation. “This appointment is not only about me: it is a message to every woman out there. They can see themselves in me and recognise that they, too, can become...

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09 July 2013

Survey: The daily practice of the Afghan Elimination of Violence Against Women Law

The Afghan "Elimination of Violence Against Women Law" (EVAW Law), which was passed in 2009, is the first law in Afghanistan to criminalise violence against women. This law is a milestone in the fight for Afghan women's and girl's rights. However, since May 18th, 2013 there is reason for concern as the Afghan parliament might...

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06 June 2013

Eastern Congo: AMOFUT - Shaping the future with awareness-raising work in schools

The horrific reports of rapes in eastern Congo just never end. According to partner organisations of medica mondiale, more younger women, even children, and also men and boys are being raped. With an ambitious school project in the Fizi region, the organisation Association Monde Futur (AMOFUT – Association for a Future World) is...

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20 May 2013

Medica Zenica: 20 years supporting survivors of sexualised wartime violence

In the therapy centre run by Medica Zenica, thousands of women traumatised during the Bosnian war later found vital support. In our interview, Sabiha Husić, Director of Medica Zenica, explains the challenges faced by the organisation today.

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15 May 2013

Albania: Medica Tirana 1999-2013

A generation after the fall of the communist dictatorship, Albanian women still suffer severely due to patriarchal structures. Poverty, high unemployment and violence char-acterise their daily lives. Beginning in 1999, Medica Tirana provided support for thousands of women and helped to foster public discourse on the issues of forced marriage, domestic violence and blood feuds. Medica Tirana ceased its activities in April 2013.

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