08 February 2019

Kosovo: One year war pension for raped women

Press release: Cologne, 8 February 2019. Since February 2018, women and girls who were raped during the Kosovo war in 1998/1999 can apply for a monthly pension of 230 euros. Applications can also be made by those now living abroad. Mirlinda Sada, Director of our partner organisation Medica Gjakova, takes stock of the first year.

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01 February 2019

Afghanistan: Combating violence against women within families

Surviving without their family? For the majority of Afghan women and girls this is simply impossible: a woman’s everyday life is simply too full of dependencies and unequal treatment. According to a study by the Afghan health ministry, more than half of the women in the country need permission from a male head of the family even...

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20 December 2018

Evaluation Liberia: Uncomplicated assistance for women and girls affected by violence

medica Liberia is building up skilled support structures for survivors of violence, but more needs to be done to ensure long-term viability.

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05 December 2018

Nobel Prize for Peace 2018: Encouragement for all defenders of women’s rights

Press release: Cologne, 6 December 2018. “The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 is sending an important signal in the fight against sexualised wartime violence”, states Monika Hauser, as founder of the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale, in advance of the award ceremony on December 10 in Oslo. “Women and girls have to be protected...

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30 November 2018

Violence against women: Reparations, recognition and coming to terms with the issue

Estimates suggest that during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina some 50,000 women and girls were systematically raped. In spite of the international outrage about this sexualised violence, no process of coming to terms with these crimes found its way into the Dayton Peace Agreement. Similarly, the peace process as a whole barely...

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11 October 2018

Liberia: Women, girls and men together for a non-violent way of living together

The man who the village elders selected for their idea was one of the most terrible thugs in Kwitatuzon. So why did they choose Nathaniel to be a ‘male change agent’ and ask him of all people to publicise the idea of a non-violent way of living together. In the past he had beaten his wife so badly, she blacked out. Now, however,...

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