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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Eine Frau, die nur von Hinten zu sehen ist, im Gespräch mit zwei Mitarbeiterinnen der Organisation EMMA.

Northern Iraq: Support for women affected by violence as they seek refuge

As in many countries, violence against women in Iraq has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation is particularly dramatic for thousands of women living in camps in northern Iraq after being displaced by the “IS” terror militia. The...

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"Sometimes, you need unrealistic goals": Interview with Olga Karatch, activist from Belarus

The Belarusian organisation "Nash Dom" (Our House) started out as a small local initiative. Today, it is active in more than 15 cities across the country. In 2020, "Nash Dom" started cooperating with medica mondiale. We spoke to the founder,...

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Gruppenfoto von vier Frauen in einem Geschäft mit Lebensmitteln.

Evaluation: Improvements in opportunities empower women in Kosovo

After completion of the project “Livelihood Kosovo”, an evaluation shows that our partner organisation Medica Gjakova succeeded in creating new livelihood opportunities for women and achieving their goals of psychological and economic...

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Portrait von Katja Duregger

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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