medica mondiale has been working in Liberia since 2006. As with previous projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan, it had always been the long-term aim to turn medica mondiale Liberia into an independent organisation. After nine years it became possible: On June 1, 2015, medica Liberia officially passed into the hands of local female experts.
The consequences of the severe Ebola crisis are still very tangible but the independence of the Liberian organisation is nonetheless a reason to be joyful – for us and our colleagues in Kosovo and Afghanistan, too. With this video message we are sending our congratulations to Liberia, paying tribute to the many steps, both great and small, which were and still will be necessary on the path of becoming a Liberian women’s rights organisation.
Monika Hauser, founder of medica mondiale: “I am very proud how brave and strong you have been to deal with this situation. We will continue our common fight for a better life for Liberian women and girls.”
Humaira Rasuli, Director of Medica Afghanistan: “In Afghanistan we say that it takes a decade to move from transition to transformation. You will do it!”
Sybille Fezer, Program Manager for Liberia at medica mondiale: “We wish you for your challenging work the wings and the joy of a bird, the stubbornness and endurance of a turtle, the flexibility of bamboo, the smartness of a mouse, the wisdom of a squirrel and the love of true human beings.”
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