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Legal assistance

Assist women and campaign for women’s rights in court and at public authorities

LGBT

An abbreviation referring to sexual and gender identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender

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LGBTIQ

An abbreviation referring to sexual and gender identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual and queer

The abbreviation LGBTIQ is used as shorthand to refer to sexual and gender identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual and queer. The shorter abbreviation LGBT is often used, and both can be extended with further letters or signs, such as LGBTIQQA*, where the additional Q stands for questioning, A for asexual, and the asterisk for further, not specifically defined identities.

Using these abbreviations, and the terms for the individual identities themselves, often raises awareness of the prevailing heteronormative worldview,...

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Local capacity-building

Make knowledge and experience available to experts in war and crisis regions

medica mondiale makes its knowledge and experience on women-specific war traumas available to to experts from social, medical, therapeutic and legal professions, enabling them to work independently and organise their own projects. This is the only way to ensure lasting assistance and a supportive society for women and girls affected by violence.

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