06 March 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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08 February 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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05 December 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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19 June 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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17 May 2018

All-in-one ‘Anchor’ Centres increase likelihood of violence against female refugees

Press Release: Cologne/Berlin, 17 May 2018. “Based on the ‘transit centres’ used in Bavaria, this type of mass accommodation sets the priority clearly on the side of isolation and deportation rather than protection and integration of refugees,” says Monika Hauser, founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, in a...

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19 April 2018

“Supporting women’s rights is a way to support society as a whole.”

Press Release: Cologne, 19 April 2018. medica mondiale has been providing support since 1993 to women and girls who experienced sexualised wartime violence. Based in Cologne, Germany, the women’s rights organisation has supported more than 150,000 people in the past 25 years, suc-cessfully putting the issue of wartime violence...

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