March 04 2021

"Sometimes, you need unrealistic goals": Interview with Olga Karatch, activist from Belarus

The Belarusian organisation "Nash Dom" (Our House) started out as a small local initiative. Today, it is active in more than 15 cities across the country. In 2020, "Nash Dom" started cooperating with medica mondiale. We...

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January 13 2021

Evaluation: Improvements in opportunities empower women in Kosovo

After completion of the project “Livelihood Kosovo”, an evaluation shows that our partner organisation Medica Gjakova succeeded in creating new livelihood opportunities for women and achieving their goals of...

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December 17 2020

Transgenerational trauma: “We have buried so much within us.”

In order to bring an end to the silence surrounding her traumatic family history, film director Katja Duregger from Cologne has recently spoken out publicly on the taboo topic of wartime rape. Her grandmother was raped...

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December 17 2020

Monika Hauser: Why we need to enhance the rights of women and girls now

Women are the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis. Their work in the healthcare systems and other systemically important sectors has been crucially important for bringing our societies through this crisis. However, the...

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November 24 2020

Covid-19 and violence against women: preventive measures should go hand in hand

Press Release: Cologne, November 23, 2020. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25., medica mondiale is calling for more support for local women’s organisations – both during...

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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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