06 October 2016

Causes of flight: Sexualised wartime violence

Press Release: Cologne, September 29, 2016. Millions of women and girls experience sexualised violence every day in the war and crisis regions which are the origin of the refugees who come to Germany. On Germany’s National Day of Refugees on September 30, the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale is appealing to the German...

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19 September 2016

Uganda: “Young couples should be able to live a peaceful life – otherwise their grandchildren will suffer!”

According to a government study in 2011, 56 per cent of female Ugandans between 15 and 49 experience physical, sexualised, economic and/or emotional violence. In 2010 the Ugandan government passed the Domestic Violence Act (DVA) but in general there has been little impact or enforcement of this law. For this reason, medica...

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14 September 2016

Evaluation for Liberia: Transition needs tenacity and tailor-made measures

In 2013, medica Liberia started a three-year project aiming to achieve long-term improvements in the situation of women and girls in south-eastern Liberia. The intention was to ensure survivors of sexualised violence would experience solidarity and support within their village communities. However, an evaluation has now shown...

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05 August 2016

OSCE Conference: “Inspiring yet sobering”

Recently, Monika Hauser, the founder of medica mondiale, attended a conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, participating in a discussion on strategies for combating violence against women. The heart of Monika Hauser’s message can be summarised as: “Fine words are no...

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17 June 2016

Women and Peace and Security

Press Release: Cologne, 16 June 2016. “Rape and other forms of gender based violence are still gruesome everyday reality for many women and girls in crisis areas,” says Monika Hauser, founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in...

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19 June 2016

Women and Peace and Security

Press Release: Cologne, 16 June 2016. “Rape and other forms of gender based violence are still gruesome everyday reality for many women and girls in crisis areas,” says Monika Hauser, founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in...

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