10 May 2016

Humaira Rasuli, Director Medica Afghanistan: "Women are not silent anymore."

In April, four staff members of Medica Afghanistan, together with Jeannette Böhme, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer at medica mondiale, had the opportunity to visit some related organisations, such as the bzfo (Behandlungszentrum für Folteropfer - Treatment Centre for Torture Victims) and to talk to political representatives in...

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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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14 January 2016

Comment Monika Hauser: Stop looking the other way! And no excuses! (#ausnahmslos)

The sexualised assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were a nightmare for the women affected. They have a right to receive long-term support and to see the perpetrators brought to justice. The collective nature of these assaults was very unusual, but this can in no way be seen to justify racist ostracism and agitation. Nor...

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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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16 October 2015

Minister Steinmeier: German foreign policy has to change

On October 11, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) organised its “Outlook Congress 2015” in Mainz, where some 500 participants discussed future directions for party policies. The founder of medica mondiale, Monika Hauser, was invited to take part as an independent expert. She spoke in the session on German foreign policy, together...

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