01 February 2018

Pension for survivors of sexualised wartime violence

Press Release: Cologne, February 1, 2018. As of February 5, women and girls who were raped during the 1998/99 Kosovo war will be able to apply for a pension. In March 2014 the country’s parliament passed the first draft of a law that these days finally provides all survivors of war-related sexualised violence with a monthly...

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02 November 2016

Triumfeminate: Three women at the head of medica mondiale

Press Release: Cologne, November 2, 2016. As of November 1, three women are in charge of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale. The founder and Executive Board Member Monika Hauser is joined by Elke Ebert, previously Head of the Finance and Administration Department, and the former Regional Officer for Iraq and Syria,...

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06 October 2016

Causes of flight: Sexualised wartime violence

Press Release: Cologne, September 29, 2016. Millions of women and girls experience sexualised violence every day in the war and crisis regions which are the origin of the refugees who come to Germany. On Germany’s National Day of Refugees on September 30, the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale is appealing to the German...

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17 June 2016

Women and Peace and Security

Press Release: Cologne, 16 June 2016. “Rape and other forms of gender based violence are still gruesome everyday reality for many women and girls in crisis areas,” says Monika Hauser, founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in...

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19 June 2016

Women and Peace and Security

Press Release: Cologne, 16 June 2016. “Rape and other forms of gender based violence are still gruesome everyday reality for many women and girls in crisis areas,” says Monika Hauser, founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in...

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29 October 2015

Speech is Silver, Action is Golden: On the 15th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325 "Women, Peace and Security"

Press Release: Cologne, October 29, 2015. Fifteen years ago, on October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”. Its main demands are the participation of women in peace processes and the protection of women from sexualised violence during armed conflict. “Neither the...

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