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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21 June 2016

Burundi: Education for women enhances their self-esteem and independence

The women’s rights organisation “Solidarity of Burundian women in the struggle against AIDS and malaria” (SFBLSP) was founded by Espérance Ntirampeba in 2004. In the past eight months, medica mondiale has been providing support to the organisation for its activities to strengthen women and girls, in particular with literacy...

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14 June 2016

Evaluationreport: The work of Medica Afghanistan has an impact

Stress- and trauma-sensitive counselling in a fragile and insecure social context: “All in all, the evaluation demonstrated that the project activities had a pronounced impact ... .” That is the very positive result of an evaluation of three projects carried out by Medica Afghanistan (MA) between 2012 and 2015. In the Afghan...

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06 June 2016

“Women’s rights are being used as an alibi during the peace talks,” says Saifora Paktiss from Medica Afghanistan

In April, members of our communications staff had the opportunity to interview four key staff from Medica Afghanistan at our Cologne headquarters. They shared firsthand knowledge and impressions of their work, the ‘alibi policies’ of the Afghan government and how the women remain optimistic in spite of the obstacles they face.

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