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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Sile Studzinsky an einem Rednerpult.

Guest contribution by Silke Studzinsky: End to impunity – victim-focussed prosecution

Since the Code of Crimes against International Law (Völkerstrafgesetzbuch) was established in the year 2002, international crimes commited abroad can be prosecuted in Germany.

Since then there has been only one charge against sexualised wartime...

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Portrait von Jamila Afghani auf der Terasse des medica mondiale Büros in Köln.

Jamila Afghani: “Peace for women in Afghanistan is based on equality and respect”

Peace activist Jamila Afghani has been the director of Medica Afghanistan for one year now. In December she was honoured by the US Embassy in Kabul for her “exceptional efforts in the fight for human rights”. During her visit to Cologne, we took...

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Eine Gruppe von Mädchen und jungen Frauen aus Liberia

The future is female – Empowering girls in Liberia

In the discussion group at the charity Raising Youth Mentorship Initiative, most of the girls are between 10 and 19 years old. At first they are still shy, but it does not take long before they begin to open up, saying what they feel and think....

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Info graphic showing that women were only 15% of participants in peace negotiations between 1992 and 2011.

Guest contribution by Anusanthee Pillay: Women's participation in peace processes – the example of Liberia

Countless women experienced sexualised violence during the civil wars in Liberia. However, this form of violence against women was not only a result of the war, it was related social structures that existed before the war. Post-war times are now...

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