04 April 2014

The story of the palm tree

Long, long ago there was a young palm tree who lived in the desert. She loved life, and looked forward to experiencing everything that came her way. She felt joy in each sunrise as the first rays of sunlight touched her branches, she was happy when birds came to rest in her shade as the day grew hotter, she danced in the desert...

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06 December 2013

Short-listed for FAWCO's Target Project: medica mondiale’s Project Dignity in Liberia

The process of medica mondiale’s partner organisation in Liberia to become an independent Liberian Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) is a challenging task. A significant milestone towards independence is finding funding for the successful implementation of Project Dignity – Empowering Liberia's Women. Yet, the medica mondiale...

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10 December 2012

Afghanistan Conference - Does violence against woman endanger the peace process?

"Violence against women is a threat to peace and security – in Afghanistan and in the world as whole." With this remark, Dr Monika Hauser, founder of the women's rights organisation medica mondiale, opened the international conference "Hope for peace and fear for women's rights in Afghanistan". This conference took place in Bad Godesberg from November 30 to December 1 and was organised jointly by medica mondiale and the Evangelische Akademie im Rheinland (Protestant Academy). Around 80 guests attended to discuss the opportunities for a just peace in Afghanistan with Afghan women's rights advocates and German Afghanistan experts. Most Afghan women and girls still live in a climate of violence and their voices are not being heard at a political level.

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07 December 2012

Expert Laure Saporta about the evaluation in Afghanistan (2009-2013): "Knowledge trough the snowball effect"

Expert Laure Saporta visited Afghanistan in November 2012 as Evaluator on behalf of medica mondiale. Her task was the final assessment of the project "Social Support and Legal Help for Women threatened by violence, or imprisoned, and their children". The findings are being implemented by two local organisations: Medica...

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05 November 2012

International Campaign “Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict“

medica mondiale actively participates in the international Campaign “Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict“. Founded in Mai 2012 by the Nobel Women's Initiative, the campaign unifies women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates with feminist engaged organizations and groups within a strong alliance. The goal is to increase jointly the pressure on German and international politics, in order to finally tackle sexualized violence in war in a serious way.

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26 October 2012

Monika Hauser Awarded State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia

The founder of medica mondiale, Monika Hauser, has been awarded this year’s State Prize by the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, honouring her outstanding humanitarian work in war regions and other crisis areas. The announcement was made by Minister President Hannelore Kraft on Thursday, October 25.

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