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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22 April 2016

Germany: medica mondiale demands more protection for women and girls during armed conflicts

In the midst of war, fleeing conflict zones, or seeking refuge in Germany – women and girls are being subjected to massive sexualised and gender-based violence throughout the world. VENRO, the umbrella organisation of development and humanitarian aid non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Germany, is calling on the German...

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18 April 2016

Evaluation (2013-2016) shows: Medica Gjakova in Kosovo offers survivors of sexualised violence comprehensive support

In Autumn 2015, medica mondiale commissioned two external consultants, Petra Scheuermann and Erinda Bllaca, to visit the women’s rights organisation Medica Gjakova and evaluate the project which had been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and medica mondiale. Women are provided with psychological and...

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23 March 2016

Evaluation (2012-2015): Strong cooperation – How change can be achieved in Congo

“Improvements in the life situation of women and girls in eastern Congo who have been affected by sexualised and gender-based violence (SGBV)” – this is both the title and the aim of the joint project started in 2012 by the women’s rights organisation PAIF (Promotion et Appui aux Initiatives Féminines) and medica mondiale. At...

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