June 17 2019

My body is no battlefield: Fighting violence against women

Press Release: Cologne, 17 June 2019. On the occasion of the International Day Against Sexualized Wartime Violence on 19 June and the World Refugee Day on 20 June, medica mondiale demands from the German Federal...

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May 29 2019

Sexualized war violence: new resolution diminishes survivors’ rights

A "milestone" was how the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, described the new UN Resolution 2467, through which women and girls should be more effectively protected against sexualized violence during armed...

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May 16 2019

Northern Iraq: Mothers and their children conceived during rape by IS fighters

"Some women just took their children and disappeared, to prevent them being taken away by the authorities," reports Monika Hauser after her trip to northern Iraq. On the occasion of a two-day peace conference in Erbil in...

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May 16 2019

Working with refugee women: Taking care to reduce the burdens

Women who have fled violence and war are often severely traumatised. However, instead of finding protection, they suffer uncertain rights to stay and often experience new violence. With funding from Aktion Mensch, medica...

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May 16 2019

Northern Iraq: Interview with the founders of the women's rights organisation EMMA

In 2013 Dr. Bayan Kader Rasul and Bahar Ali decided to set up the women's rights organisation EMMA (“we”). Since then it has grown to have 32 staff members and reach thousands of women in northern Iraq with its work. The...

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