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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May 06 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peace and reconciliation through remembrance work and dialogue

Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, nationalist groupings continue to take every opportunity to increase divisions in the Bosnian society. In contrast, the women's rights organisation, Vive Žene, is promoting interethnic...

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May 06 2021

Northern Iraq: Support for women affected by violence as they seek refuge

As in many countries, violence against women in Iraq has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation is particularly dramatic for thousands of women living in camps in northern Iraq after being displaced by the...

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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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