06 May 2015

Syria: Creating stability, training Syrian activists and enabling support

The civil war in Syria started in 2011 and has not ended, President Bashar al-Assad’s government troops are still involved in serious clashes with various Syrian opposition groups. Having started as an attempt to gain democracy as part of the "Arab Spring", the struggles now seem to have become a battle between religions and...

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10 February 2015

Syria: medica mondiale is working to benefit Syrian women and girls in Turkish refugee camps

The civil war in Syria started in 2011. Far from coming to an end, the situation became even worse as of June 2014 with an offensive by the terrorist militia “Islamic State (IS)”. Current UN estimates suggest some 12.2 million people are displaced in and around Syria. In the midst of this situation of war and crises, hundreds of...

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19 December 2014

Monika Hauser reports from the conference on the EVAW Law and the successes of Medica Afghanistan

I am often asked where my colleagues and I find the strength to keep up our struggle to end violence against women. My answer is: From the rage I feel about this violence and from my will to change things. I also find strength in the positive experiences I have, the successes in our political work, and above all, the encounters...

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30 October 2014

Pioneering work for women’s rights: Medica Liberia continues its work as an independent organisation

In a difficult time for Liberia, where the Ebola outbreak has led to the declaration of a national emergency, we are nonetheless continuing the work towards one of the greatest milestones in the commitment of medica mondiale to the country. During the coming months, the feminist, Liberian women’s rights organisation Medica...

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01 October 2014

Commentary in taz on Ebola crisis in Liberia by medica mondiale: A virus named Fear

Sybille Fezer, Senior Manager of the Liberia Programme at medica mondiale, commented the current situation in the German newspaper taz on September 30, 2014: The epidemic in Liberia is so hard to defeat because it causes a retraumatisation in the society of the past civil war years; and also because there is too little help...

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