21 September 2018

Comment: New Penal Code in Afghanistan permits virginity testing under the disguise of a prohibition

A ban on the virginity test should serve the protection of women, but the new Penal Code constitutes a legal framework for the controversial practice.

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03 September 2018

Iraq: When helpers need help

Living and working in the women’s safe house in Dohuk: From outside, the building with its barbed wire fence looks more like a prison than a place to find safety, and inside there is an atmosphere of hopelessness and sadness. These are the prevailing feelings among the 15 survivors of violence living here, and the 12 staff in...

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24 August 2018

Evaluation Rwanda: Returning to life – together

The Sevota project supports women survivors of violence and their children in strengthening their relationships and helps reduce family conflict.

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24 August 2018

Evaluation Afghanistan: Decidedly side by side with women

Medica Afghanistan successfully supports women affected by violence in enforcing their rights and promotes women’s recognition within society.

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04 July 2018

Sexualised wartime violence: “Trauma is a serious obstacle to peace-building.”

Starvation, bombardment, fleeing from danger, sexualised and other violence, fear and death: anyone who lives through a war will suffer both physical and physiological injuries. Does time then heal these wounds after the war ends? If it doesn’t, what should we do? “It is never too late to talk about sexualised wartime violence,...

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19 June 2018

Current asylum policies put refugee women at risk

Press Release: Cologne, 14 June 2018. “The planned law on a new policy to cover family reunification for people with ‘subsidiary protection’ will have a particular impact on women and girls,” says Monika Hauser, founder of medica mondiale, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexualised Violence in Conflict (June 19)...

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