02 February 2011

Independence for medica mondiale in Afghanistan: Founding of Medica Afghanistan

We finally made it: at the beginning of this year medica mondiale Afghanistan became an independent non-governmental organisation. The individual Afghan projects run by medica mondiale had been growing ever closer since the start of the organisation’s work in the country in 2002, and this has now developed into a courageous and capable women’s rights organisation to be known as Medica Afghanistan - Women Support Organisation. The name was chosen to express the close connection to its sister organisation in Cologne, Germany.

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16 December 2010

medica mondiale Liberia calls for action to end violence against women

On November 25th an official launch of the 16 days of activism against gender violence and anti-rape campaign was held at the national sports complex in the capital Monrovia. A medica mondiale Liberia representative made the remarks on behalf of all international non-governmental organisations working in Liberia and called on all who are working together to rebuild the nation to continue to work together to end violence against all women and girls.

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15 July 2010

Afghan women vow not to accept a peace that harms their achievements

Women from ten organisations, in a meeting of the Peace Building Network (PBN) called by medica mondiale Afghanistan and Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) on Thursday 10 th June, proclaimed their support of the active participation of women in the Peace Jirga and declared with one voice that Afghan women won’t agree to lose their achievements in a peace deal. They praised the active participation of women in the Jirga, and they stipulated that Afghan women will not accept a peace negotiation which causes any harm to or loss of the achievements they have gained over the last ten years.

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15 June 2010

Women’s involvement in the peace process in Afghanistan

Women’s organisations fear backlash in achievements for women’s rights

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08 June 2010

medica mondiale appalled at the murder of the Congolese Human Rights Activist

On June 2, 2010, the Congolese Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya Bahizire was found dead in a car in the capital Kinshasa with his hands tied. In the past the director of the Organization La Voix des Sans-Voix (Voice of those without voice) had worked several times with Immaculée Birhaheka, who is at the helm of PAIF, which is the Congolese partner organisation of medica mondiale. „I am shocked at Chebeya’s murder and do hope that an independent investigation will determine the perpetrators“, Birhaheka said.

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02 April 2010

SEVOTA in Rwanda: Forum of hope

Project sponsorship in Kigali, Rwanda:During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, an estimated 250,000 women and girls were raped and maimed, and many were killed. Quite a few have given birth to the children of the men who raped them, and as a result they are struggling not only with the consequences of violence, war, and destruction, but also with feelings of guilt and rejection towards their unwanted daughters and sons.

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