May 03 2019

Resolution against sexualised wartime violence: Not a milestone, just a weak compromise

Press release: Cologne, 3 May 2019. A “milestone” was the term used by the German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to describe the new UN resolution 2467 intended to more effectively protect women and girls from sexualised wartime violence. medica mondiale criticises lack of reproductive and sexual rights. The German...

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April 03 2019

Rwanda: "Children of the Enemy"

Press release: Cologne, 4 April 2019. “Children of the perpetrators” or “children of the enemy” – these are the names used even now, 25 years after the genocide in Rwanda, for those born to women and girls who were raped during that period. Now young adults, they and their mothers are still being ostracised by relatives and...

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March 06 2019

International Women's Day: Gender justice enhances peace and development

Press release: Cologne, 5 March 2019. More commitment to support women and girls caught up in armed conflicts, as well as a feminist foreign and security policy: these are the demands made on the German government by the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. Germany will take...

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February 08 2019

Kosovo: one year war pension for raped women

Press release: Cologne, 8 February 2019. Since February 2018, women and girls who were raped during the Kosovo war in 1998/1999 can apply for a monthly pension of 230 euros. Applications can also be made by those now living abroad. Mirlinda Sada, Director of our partner organisation Medica Gjakova, takes stock of the first year.

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December 05 2018

Nobel Prize for Peace 2018: Encouragement for all defenders of women’s rights

Press release: Cologne, 6 December 2018. “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 is sending an important signal in the fight against sexualised wartime violence”, states Monika Hauser, as founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, in advance of the award ceremony on December 10 in Oslo. “Women and girls have to be protected...

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June 19 2018

Current asylum policies put refugee women at risk

Press Release: Cologne, 14 June 2018. “The planned law on a new policy to cover family reunification for people with ‘subsidiary protection’ will have a particular impact on women and girls,” says Monika Hauser, founder of medica mondiale, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexualised Violence in Conflict (June 19)...

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