27 July 2017

Uganda: Empowering girls

The discrimination of girls in Northern Uganda extends throughout all areas of life. Sexualised violence and unwanted pregnancies are major problems. Our partner organisation, Mentoring and Empowerment Programme for Young Women (MEMPROW), seeks to challenge this. Its objective is to empower girls and, through education, open up...

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13 July 2017

Trauma Work: Strong and self-confident

Many people, who have been forced to flee war and violence, have had traumatic experiences. To deal with these experiences, they need good social connections, a safe environment and supporters, who act with caution. In 2016, medica mondiale trained around 200 specialists and volunteers working with the refugee community in its...

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30 June 2017

Women as a Key to Integration

Accepting an invitation from German Member of Parliament Gabriela Heinrich, on June 26, 2017, Sybille Fezer, Managing Director at medica mondiale, travelled to Strasbourg for a hearing at the Council of Europe. The meeting served to inform members of the Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee as part of the topic “Migration...

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29 May 2017

Women’s rights heroine Sofije T.: “I want our voice to be heard.”

During the Kosovo war she was raped. Today she is fighting for justice for women who survived sexualised violence. Sofije T. is a client of our partner organisation Medica Gjakova. Her story is sad but also encouraging.

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18 May 2017

Burundi: A House of Hope

Hidden away in the centre of the Burundian capital Bujumbura is Marthe Robin House. Twelve women and girls, and their nine children, are currently living there. Sometimes this number is higher. The women and girls were thrown out by their families when they became pregnant. Marthe Robin House offers them more than just a roof...

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18 May 2017

Humaira Rasuli, Medica Afghanistan: “These roles for men and women are not laid down in Sharia law.”

What is life like for women and girls today in Afghanistan? According to the Afghan constitution they have the same rights as men. These include the rights to education, health and physical integrity. The actual conditions that women live under are revealed by a representative study conducted by the Afghan Ministry of Health....

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