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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Ara Stielau und Mitarbeiterinnen der Organisation WANEP sitzen um einen Tisch versammelt.

“Do more than just treat the symptoms.” – 5 questions for Ara Stielau, Director of International Programme Work

When Ara Stielau came to medica mondiale ten years ago, the organisation was assisting projects in four countries. Today more than 30 partner organisations in 13 countries are being supported. Ara Stielau explains the values which guide our...

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Sara Fremberg, Bereichsleiterin Kommunikation und Politik bei medica mondiale, nahm in Berlin mit einem Redebeitrag an der Gedenkaktion teil.

Second World War Commemorations: Remembering the suffering of the "comfort women"

Kim Hak-Soon was still a young girl in Korea when she was sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during the Second World War. On August 14, 1991, she went in front of the TV cameras to tell her story, becoming the first survivor among the...

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Portrait von Hannah Yambasu, Gründerin und Direktorin der Frauenrechtsorganisation WAVES in Sierra Leone.

Hannah Yambasu, Sierra Leone: “Girls shouldn’t still have to experience things like this.”

Shortly after the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, many girls in Sierra Leone were faced with yet another crisis as a ban was introduced on pregnant girls attending school. This was justified on the grounds that they were a “bad...

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Taschen mit der Aufschrift Women's Rights are Human Rights! hängen an Stuhllehnen

The Istanbul Convention: An agreement on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence

The Istanbul Convention is mentioned occasionally in newspaper articles on the issues of femicide, domestic violence, a shortage of safe houses for women or sexualised violence. But what exactly is the Istanbul Convention? Why does it have that...

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