May 11 2020

The fight against coronavirus in Liberia

The silence on the streets. Blue lights and sirens. Worrying about relatives, staff and the members of society most severely affected. Much of what we are currently experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic is...

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April 17 2020

Comment by Sybille Fezer: Working in times of Covid-19

Several weeks ago, like many people around the world, our team at the women’s rights organisation medica mondiale moved into the digital sphere. Here we communicate with our project officers and trauma counsellors around...

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March 12 2020

Guest contribution by Silke Studzinsky: End to impunity – victim-focussed prosecution

Since the Code of Crimes against International Law (Völkerstrafgesetzbuch) was established in the year 2002, international crimes commited abroad can be prosecuted in Germany.Since then there has been only one charge...

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March 12 2020

World War II: Millions of rapes on women and girls

On May 8, 2020, it will be 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. Among the many severe violations of human rights committed during that war, there were millions of rapes of women and girls. Post-war...

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February 19 2020

Jamila Afghani: “Peace for women in Afghanistan is based on equality and respect”

Peace activist Jamila Afghani has been the director of Medica Afghanistan for one year now. In December she was honoured by the US Embassy in Kabul for her “exceptional efforts in the fight for human rights”. During her...

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February 12 2020

The future is female – Empowering girls in Liberia

In the discussion group at the charity Raising Youth Mentorship Initiative, most of the girls are between 10 and 19 years old. At first they are still shy, but it does not take long before they begin to open up, saying...

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