June 17 2020

COVID-19 has particularly drastic impacts on the life of women in crisis regions

Press release, June 17, 2020. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19: The new coronavirus pandemic is making existing inequalities worse and exacerbating discrimination against...

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June 09 2020

Women, Peace, Security: “In reality, little has changed for those affected by violence.”

In a newly published Policy Briefing, medica mondiale joins other non-governmental organisations to call on the German government to uphold its promises regarding "Women, Peace and Security". Specifically, the women's...

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May 07 2020

A better plan than war and hate – Women after the genocide in Rwanda

A genocide tore Rwanda apart 26 years ago. One million people died and at least 250,000 women were raped. How does a society deal with something as terrible as this? Our partner organisation SEVOTA recognised the risks...

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May 11 2020

The fight against coronavirus in Liberia

The silence on the streets. Blue lights and sirens. Worrying about relatives, staff and the members of society most severely affected. Much of what we are currently experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic is...

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April 17 2020

Comment by Sybille Fezer: Working in times of Covid-19

Several weeks ago, like many people around the world, our team at the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale moved into the digital sphere. Here we communicate with our project officers and trauma counsellors around...

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March 12 2020

Guest contribution by Silke Studzinsky: End to impunity – victim-focussed prosecution

Since the Code of Crimes against International Law (Völkerstrafgesetzbuch) was established in the year 2002, international crimes commited abroad can be prosecuted in Germany.Since then there has been only one charge...

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