October 08 2020

Hannah Yambasu, Sierra Leone: “Girls shouldn’t still have to experience things like this.”

Shortly after the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, many girls in Sierra Leone were faced with yet another crisis as a ban was introduced on pregnant girls attending school. This was justified on the grounds that...

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October 08 2020

20 years of UN Resolution 1325 “Women and Peace and Security”: Progress so far

On October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”. This was the first time ever that this powerful body had focussed on the situation of women and...

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October 08 2020

Sierra Leone: Raising awareness of girls’ rights

Girls in Sierra Leone face severe difficulties. Sexualised violence is widespread and is often even directed against very young girls. Almost 90 per cent of women and girls are affected by female genital cutting. In...

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September 04 2020

“Do more than just treat the symptoms.” – 5 questions for Ara Stielau, Director of International Programme Work

When Ara Stielau came to medica mondiale ten years ago, the organisation was assisting projects in four countries. Today more than 30 partner organisations in 13 countries are being supported. Ara Stielau explains the...

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September 07 2020

Six months of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic: The achievements of our partner organisations

For more than half a year the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus has been spreading around the world. Women and girls in crisis areas face particularly severe threats from the virus. In this update you can find out how our partner...

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August 21 2020

Second World War Commemorations: Remembering the suffering of the "comfort women"

Kim Hak-Soon was still a young girl in Korea when she was sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during the Second World War. On August 14, 1991, she went in front of the TV cameras to tell her story, becoming the...

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