22 April 2016

Germany: medica mondiale demands more protection for women and girls during armed conflicts

In the midst of war, fleeing conflict zones, or seeking refuge in Germany – women and girls are being subjected to massive sexualised and gender-based violence throughout the world. VENRO, the umbrella organisation of development and humanitarian aid non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Germany, is calling on the German...

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18 April 2016

Evaluation (2013-2016) shows: Medica Gjakova in Kosovo offers survivors of sexualised violence comprehensive support

In Autumn 2015, medica mondiale commissioned two external consultants, Petra Scheuermann and Erinda Bllaca, to visit the women’s rights organisation Medica Gjakova and evaluate the project which had been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and medica mondiale. Women are provided with psychological and...

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02 February 2016

The beauty of a country lies in its people

In September 2015, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro were declared to be safe countries of origin. According to Article 16a of the German Basic Law, in these countries “neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment exists”. We spoke with Linda Sada, Director of our partner organisation Medica...

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17 December 2015

Documentation: Expert Dialogue in the Foreign Office

Together with the German Federal Government’s Commissioner for Human Rights Policy, Christoph Strässer, medica mondiale organised an Expert Dialogue in July on the topic “From rhetoric to practice: Strategies to prevent violence against women and girls during conflicts.” medica mondiale has compiled and published the...

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01 December 2015

“We have been harmed but we are brave and strong”

Survivors need psychosocial support from trained staff, societal recognition, justice by seeing perpetrators punished, and adequate financial support for projects combating sexualised violence – these are the demands voiced at a symposium organised by medica mondiale on November 30, 2015. Some 100 women and a few men came...

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24 September 2015

Comment from Monika Hauser: Refugees in Germany – opportunity and responsibility

Currently we are seeing a widespread feeling of responsibility for the refugees and an enormous willingness to help them. Touched by the plight of these people fleeing war and despair, a majority of German people can no longer sit and watch but rather want to take action. Seen politically, the Western industrialised nations are...

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