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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03 July 2014

Interview with Mirlinda Sada, Executive Director Medica Gjakova: "Governments must ensure that human rights are protected and equal opportunities for all are pursued."

In February, the experienced financial manager and women’s rights campaigner Mirlinda Sada took over as the new Director of Medica Gjakova. During her visit to the main office of medica mondiale in Cologne, Ms Sada spoke about current challenges, the recently amended law on war victims and their compensation, and where she...

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23 June 2014

To bring about real changes: Global Summit to End Sexual Violence

“‘I am proud to be a survivor’ – this statement was the one which impressed me the most at the summit against sexual violence,” declared Jeannette Böhme, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer at medica mondiale. In London from June 10-13, 2014, governmental representatives from more than 120 countries came together and were joined...

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04 April 2014

The story of the palm tree

Long, long ago there was a young palm tree who lived in the desert. She loved life, and looked forward to experiencing everything that came her way. She felt joy in each sunrise as the first rays of sunlight touched her branches, she was happy when birds came to rest in her shade as the day grew hotter, she danced in the desert...

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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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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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