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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29 May 2015

Independent women’s rights organisation medica Liberia

Press Release: Cologne, May 29, 2015. From June 1, 2015, the women’s rights organisation founded in Liberia in 2006 by medica mondiale will be operating independently, under its new name medica Liberia. As with all programmes established by the Cologne-based NGO for the benefit of survivors of sexualised violence, this project...

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19 May 2015

“We have been harmed but we are brave and strong.” – medica mondiale presents the results of a study on long-term consequences of sexualised violence

Press Release: Cologne, May 19, 2015. Survivors of sexualised violence have an urgent need for ongoing support, advice and therapy. This is demonstrated by the results of a study from the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale. Together with its Bosnian partner organisation Medica Zenica, between June 2013 and February...

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05 March 2015

International Women’s Day: Set an example against sexualised violence

Press Release: Cologne, March 5, 2015. For International Women’s Day on March 8, the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale is calling on the German federal government to finally declare sexualised wartime violence as a priority issue in the country’s foreign and security policies. “Currently, women and girls in the crisis...

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04 February 2015

Ebola: Stabilise primary health care in Liberia

Press release: Cologne, February 4, 2015. “We welcome the appeal from the German Development Minister Gerd Müller to establish effective healthcare systems in countries such as Liberia, ensuring access to medical provision for everyone,” explains Sybille Fezer, Liberia Program Manager at the women’s rights organisation medica...

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20 November 2014

“Do not forget Afghanistan”

Press release: Cologne, November 20, 2014. To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, medica mondiale is calling for more support for Afghan women’s organisations. “I can see progress but there is still a lot to do if we want to achieve sustainable improvements in the life of...

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