Cologne, May 16, 2013
Afghanistan: Review jeopardises law to eliminate violence against women
Medica mondiale fears serious changes for the worse, including obstructions to the pursuit of perpetrators through the courts.
Cologne, May 14, 2013
Council of Europe honours Monika Hauser with North-South Prize
Monika Hauser, founder and Executive Member of the Board of medica mondiale, will be awarded the North-South Prize from the Council of Europe for 2012. The jury decided to award the prize to Monika Hauser in recognition of her contribution to providing assistance to women in crisis-torn countries, and in particular for women who experienced sexualised violence.
Cologne, 17 May 2012
Press Release: Afghan Security Forces need urgent reforms, say agencies.
Together with twenty leading international and Afghan NGOs medica mondiale today called on NATO and the Afghan government to agree commitments ensure Afghan National Security Forces are able to protect civilians and are held accountable if they commit abuses or violate international law. The agencies also warn of a possible rise in crime and insecurity in the country if there are no jobs for up to 120,000 troops due to be demobilized post 2014.
Cologne, 17 April 2009
Press release - Open letter to Merkel and Steinmeier - Womens’ rights must be made the focus of politics in Afghanistan!
Against the background of worldwide protests against the signing of the Schiite Family and Personal Status law which debases women, medica mondiale demands that the German government gives womens’ rights a central role in their Afghanistan strategy. In an open letter to the Federal Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Steinmeier medica mondiale insists on decisive intervention on the part of German politics, in order to prevent the passing of the Law in its current form.
Cologne, 26 November 2008
Press Conference - medica mondiale demands more protection and security for women in Congo
The day before the official ceremony of the Right Livelihood Award Monika Hauser and Lena Ag from the Swedish Women’s Rights Organisation Kvinna till Kvinna would like to discuss together with the Congolese women’s activist Immaculée Birhaheka of PAIF, and Charlotte Isaksson (enquired) Senior Gender Advisor of the Swedish Armed Forces and former Gender Advisor of EUFOR in the DRC on how to improve protection and security measures for women and women activists in the DR Congo.