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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Durch Trainings hilft MEMPROW jungen Frauen und Mädchen aus der Spirale von Armut und Gewalt und zeigt ihnen neue Perspektiven auf.

Uganda: Traditional ideas of gender are questioned

An invitation from the women’s rights organisation MEMPROW in northern Uganda is an invitation to re-think long-held beliefs – even for respected community authority figures. The local chiefs often have very traditional ideas of gender: many...

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medica mondiale schult gezielt Frauen mit eigener Fluchterfahrung, die bereits etwas länger in Deutschland leben, darin, andere zu unterstützen.

Working with refugee women: Taking care to reduce the burdens

Women who have fled violence and war are often severely traumatised. However, instead of finding protection, they suffer uncertain rights to stay and often experience new violence. With funding from Aktion Mensch, medica mondiale has launched a...

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Eine liberianische Frau mit ihrem Baby.

Female genital mutilation: Pain, shame and silence

The women's rights organisation medica Liberia is currently working within the Feminist Forum of Liberia to ensure that female genital mutilation remains a statutory offence under the "Law against domestic violence”: the National Council of...

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Women’s rights groups in Iraq raise awareness for gender-based violence.

Survivor-centered approach: 5 Elements to support women after rape in armed conflict

Rape is a massive attack on a person’s dignity. In times of peace, 50-65 percent of people affected develop traumatic stress reactions with severe long-term consequences. These might include a tendency to withdraw from social life, as well as...

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