17 February 2015

Interview with Angeles Martinez, Director of the medica mondiale Regional Office in Burundi: “The aim is to establish strong alliances to work more effectively.”

Angeles Martinez has been working in the field of development work, with a focus on women’s protection, since 1993. At the end of January, she went to Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, to set up an office there for medica mondiale and she will start work in March. Her first tasks include contacting partner organisations in...

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30 October 2014

DR Congo “Listening House”

Since 2004 medica mondiale supports local women’s rights organisations, that are working hard to combat sexualised violence against women. The partner organisation La Floraison ("The Flower") built up the “Maison d’Ecoute” (the Listening House) – a place of immediate refuge for survivors of sexualised violence.

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30 October 2014

Rwanda, a survivor reports: “My past is not an obstacle for my future life.”

20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, SEVOTA is still supporting women and their children. Riziki N. is one of the survivors. She had a baby girl and named her Salama. This mother and daughter had a long and difficult path to learn how to live with each other.

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01 September 2014

Rwanda: SEVOTA and medica mondiale working to support children of survivors

In August 2014, the Grant Program Officer for the Great Lakes Region in Africa at medica mondiale, Karen Knipp-Rentrop, visited our partner organisation of many years, SEVOTA. This Rwandan women’s organisation supports survivors of the genocide. Over the years, many women have regained their vitality thanks to SEVOTA and now...

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30 July 2014

Burundi: ASPE trains volunteer legal counsellors for women and girls

A total of 19 projects benefitted from grants between 10,000 and 30,000 euros in 2013. The majority of them have been working in the African Great Lakes region, i.e. the eastern part of the DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. Since the mid 1990’s this has been one of the areas in the world most affected by conflict. In Burundi, too, it...

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27 June 2014

Global Summit participants demand: “We all have to oppose sexualised wartime violence!”

From June 10-13, 2014, London saw representatives of governments and civil society come together to develop strategies to end sexualised wartime violence. The hosts of the Global Summit were the British Foreign Secretary William Hague and the UN Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. Including...

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