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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Transgenerational trauma: “We have buried so much within us.”

In order to bring an end to the silence surrounding her traumatic family history, film director Katja Duregger from Cologne has recently spoken out publicly on the taboo topic of wartime rape. Her grandmother was raped in 1938 by soldiers from...

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Zwei junge Frauen mit Alltagsmasken in Liberia verteilen Hygienematerial.

Monika Hauser: Why we need to enhance the rights of women and girls now

Women are the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis. Their work in the healthcare systems and other systemically important sectors has been crucially important for bringing our societies through this crisis. However, the inequality women face has not...

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Eine Gruppe Frauen mit Mund-Nasen-Schutz verteilt Infoflyer auf der Straße.

Covid-19 and violence against women: preventive measures should go hand in hand

Press Release: Cologne, November 23, 2020. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25., medica mondiale is calling for more support for local women’s organisations – both during and after the pandemic.

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Jeannette Böhme, Referentin Politik & Menschenrechte bei medica mondiale, bei der Sitzung der Frauenrechtskommission in New York. Copyright: medica mondiale

20 years of UN Resolution 1325 “Women and Peace and Security”: Progress so far

On October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”. This was the first time ever that this powerful body had focussed on the situation of women and girls in the context of...

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