July 30 2020

Thursdays in Black

One thing is certain every Thursday when activist Carol Bowah in Liberia goes to work: she is dressed from head to foot in black. And she is not alone in this. All around the world, every Thursday people are dressing in...

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July 10 2020

Srebrenica Genocide, 1995: Monika Hauser remembers

Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 1995: Thousands of husbands, sons and brothers are taken by Republika Srpska soldiers into the surrounding forests and murdered in cold blood. Countless wives, daughters and sisters are raped....

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August 12 2020

The Istanbul Convention: An agreement on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence

The Istanbul Convention is mentioned occasionally in newspaper articles on the issues of femicide, domestic violence, a shortage of safe houses for women or sexualised violence. But what exactly is the Istanbul...

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June 17 2020

COVID-19 has particularly drastic impacts on the life of women in crisis regions

Press release, June 17, 2020. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19: The new coronavirus pandemic is making existing inequalities worse and exacerbating discrimination against...

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June 09 2020

Women, Peace, Security: “In reality, little has changed for those affected by violence.”

In a newly published Policy Briefing, medica mondiale joins other non-governmental organisations to call on the German government to uphold its promises regarding "Women, Peace and Security". Specifically, the women's...

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May 07 2020

A better plan than war and hate – Women after the genocide in Rwanda

A genocide tore Rwanda apart 26 years ago. One million people died and at least 250,000 women were raped. How does a society deal with something as terrible as this? Our partner organisation SEVOTA recognised the risks...

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