Positive self-evaluation by means of life skill trainings and mentoring empowers girls and young mothers and helps them to change the way they think about themselves. © Rendel Freude/medica mondiale

medica mondiale’s Grants Program funds women-led organisations in war and conflict zones. medica mondiale provides support to women’s organisations working at the local, regional or national level to protect and promote the rights of women and girls affected by sexualised and gender based violence.

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Nobel Prize for Peace 2018: Encouragement for all defenders of women’s rights

Press release: Cologne, 6 December 2018. “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 is sending an important signal in the fight against sexualised wartime violence”, states Monika Hauser, as founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, in...

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Ban on virginity tests: Wolf in sheep's clothing? New Penal Code in Afghanistan permits virginity testing under the disguise of a prohibition.

Comment: New Penal Code in Afghanistan permits virginity testing under the disguise of a prohibition

A ban on the virginity test should serve the protection of women, but the new Penal Code constitutes a legal framework for the controversial practice.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Frauenhaus Dohuk medica mondiale Irak

Iraq: When helpers need help

Living and working in the women’s safe house in Dohuk: From outside, the building with its barbed wire fence looks more like a prison than a place to find safety, and inside there is an atmosphere of hopelessness and sadness. These are the...

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SEVOTA provides women and their children, that were born from rape with psychosocial and socioeconomic support in the form of women’s forums, youth clubs and self-help groups.

Evaluation Rwanda: Returning to life – together

The Sevota project supports women survivors of violence and their children in strengthening their relationships and helps reduce family conflict.

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