October 07 2021

Believing in their own strength: Economic empowerment of women in Kosovo

The Dukagjini Region in western Kosovo is characterised by poverty; the unemployment rate is 48 per cent, and for women the figure is 56.4 per cent. As is the case in many post-conflict regions, there is widespread...

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October 07 2021

‘Peace baskets’ to overcome isolation: Support for women in Rwanda

During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, hundreds of thousands of women were raped. And many became pregnant as a consequence. Instead of being consoled and helped to feel safe after this, the women were often rejected and...

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October 07 2021

Afghanistan: 20 years after the war started – Taliban threatening women again

Press Statement, Cologne, 07.10.2021. Violence, fear and ostracism (return) in the everyday life of women and girls in Afghanistan. Two months after the withdrawal of the international troops, medica mondiale is calling...

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August 30 2021

Afghanistan: German government abandons courageous Afghan women – a timeline

Press Statement, Cologne, 30.08.2021.The women’s rights organisation medica mondiale is working to ensure that staff from its Afghan partner organisation and their family members can be brought to safety and flown out of...

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August 25 2021

Afghanistan: On the evacuation of women’s rights activists from Kabul

Press Statement: Cologne, 25.08.2021. “We are stunned and appalled! The evacuation of vulnerable people out of Afghanistan is proceeding chaotically and much too slowly. We are running out of time before the remaining...

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August 18 2021

Afghanistan: On the current situation of the women’s rights activists

The situation at the moment in Afghanistan is dramatic. In the past few days we have already received many messages and donations: in times of difficulty like this, it is especially consoling and encouraging for us and...

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