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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Foto einer Frauengruppe in Ruanda

A better plan than war and hate – Women after the genocide in Rwanda

A genocide tore Rwanda apart 26 years ago. One million people died and at least 250,000 women were raped. How does a society deal with something as terrible as this? Our partner organisation SEVOTA recognised the risks associated with looking...

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Eine junge Frau sitzt an einer Nähmaschine und näht.

Comment by Sybille Fezer: Working in times of Covid-19

Several weeks ago, like many people around the world, our team at the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale moved into the digital sphere. Here we communicate with our project officers and trauma counsellors around the world. Together we...

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Gemälde auf einer Bunkerwand: eine Frau hält ein kleines Mädchen an der Hand, beide laufen schnellen Schrittes und blicken in den Himmel.

World War II: Millions of rapes on women and girls

On May 8, 2020, it will be 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Among the many severe violations of human rights committed during that war, there were millions of rapes of women and girls. Post-war society suppressed these...

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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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