24 May 2017

Women’s Rights Conference in Kosovo: “19 years ago, death was knocking at the door.”

For almost 20 years, medica mondiale has been working to support women who were subjected to sexualised violence during the Kosovo war. For the same length of time, the affected women have been waiting for justice. Mechthild Buchholz, Press Spokeswoman at medica mondiale, travelled together with colleagues to the “Empower Women...

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08 May 2017

Empower Women Now - Conference

“Strengthened efforts are urgently required during the next months to ensure that the reparation scheme for survivors of sexualised violence is implemented in Kosovo”, demands Linda Sada, director of Media Gjakova, a women’s rights organization in Kosovo. “Our conference aims to speed up the process of a timely implementation of...

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05 May 2017

Video: Tips for refugee women from refugee women

They fled to Germany some years ago. Now the women who made the film "Hand in Hand with Women" are turning to the women refugees who have just arrived in the country. The film offers them important tips and guidance on how to live a more self-determined life and to integrate in German society successfully. (English Video with...

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28 April 2017

Women’s rights heroine Helene Batemona-Abeke: Empowerment from Cologne

The current usage of the term ‘empowerment’ is relatively new, having its origins in the 1980s. And in the 90s, as the Spice Girls were proclaiming the related feminist slogan ‘girl power’ throughout the world, Helene Batemona-Abeke came from Kenya to Germany. Her professional life is certainly a story of helping others gain...

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20 March 2017

Blog interview with Sybille Fezer: “A lack of prospects leads to a high level of violence against women and children.”

The blogger Katharina Lotter wanted to learn more about rape as a weapon of war and to know what long-term help for women in northern Iraq could look like, so she interviewed Sybille Fezer, Managing Director of medica mondiale.

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20 March 2017

Women’s rights heroine from Liberia: “I am good at motivating other women.”

Theresa Dunbar has been working for almost ten years as a psychosocial counsellor at medica Liberia. This “normal village woman” is now responsible for three districts in Sinoe, a region in south-eastern Liberia, and is helping to shape the struggle to improve women’s rights. Lena Reul from medica mondiale spoke with her during...

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