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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Violence against women: Reparations, recognition and coming to terms with the issue

Estimates suggest that during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina some 50,000 women and girls were systematically raped. In spite of the international outrage about this sexualised violence, no process of coming to terms with these crimes found...

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Monika Hauser was invited to the United Nations Office in Geneva to address the Geneva Peace Talks, which this year had 'Peace without Borders' as their theme.

Monika Hauser, Geneva Peace Talks at the UN: "No peace without gender justice!"

On the International Day of Peace this year, the founder of medica mondiale Monika Hauser was invited to the United Nations Office in Geneva to address the Geneva Peace Talks, which this year had "Peace without Borders" as their theme. Broadcast...

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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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