24 May 2016

“Women’s rights in our country have nothing to do with the presence or absence of the international military forces,” says Saifora Paktiss, Medica Afghanistan.

In April four staff members of Medica Afghanistan had the opportunity to visit the main office of medica mondiale in Cologne. They met colleagues from the communication department and shared firsthand knowledge about the impact of the withdrawal of international military troops on everyday life and women’s rights in Afghanistan....

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18 May 2016

“Women’s rights are part of peace. They simply belong together”, says Vida Faizi, Medica Afghanistan

In April, four staff members from Medica Afghanistan had the opportunity to visit the head office of medica mondiale in Cologne. They met colleagues from the communication department to share firsthand knowledge about their work as an independent non-governmental organisation, becoming activists for women’s rights, and the...

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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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04 May 2016

Youth Forum in Rwanda: "We, the youth, we have the power!"

They are young adults with dreams, hopes, and a difficult story. 22 years after the genocide in 1994, today there are between 2000 and 5000 young people in Rwanda who were conceived during rape. Almost all of them find it difficult to lead a proud and confident life because of this. A youth forum held over several days by our...

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04 May 2016

Medica Afghanistan and medica mondiale: Planning together and enhancing solidarity

Exchange and mutual learning creates synergies and helps to achieve broader impacts. This was the rationale for a meeting between staff of medica mondiale and Medica Afghanistan in February 2016 in the city of Vadodara, western India. The specific reason for this journey was to plan a new joint project* intended to expand the...

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29 April 2016

Iraq: Women’s centre in Halabja gives strength to displaced women – supported by medica mondiale

Fleeing from the war in Syria and attacks by the terrorist militia “Islamic State”, since 2014 more than 1.2 million refugees from Syria and internally displaced people from Iraq have found refuge in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Many of the displaced women and girls have experienced sexualised violence and they are still...

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