29 April 2016

Iraq: Women’s centre in Halabja gives strength to displaced women – supported by medica mondiale

Fleeing from the war in Syria and attacks by the terrorist militia “Islamic State”, since 2014 more than 1.2 million refugees from Syria and internally displaced people from Iraq have found refuge in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Many of the displaced women and girls have experienced sexualised violence and they are still...

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22 April 2016

Germany: medica mondiale demands more protection for women and girls during armed conflicts

In the midst of war, fleeing conflict zones, or seeking refuge in Germany – women and girls are being subjected to massive sexualised and gender-based violence throughout the world. VENRO, the umbrella organisation of development and humanitarian aid non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Germany, is calling on the German...

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18 April 2016

Evaluation (2013-2016) shows: Medica Gjakova in Kosovo offers survivors of sexualised violence comprehensive support

In Autumn 2015, medica mondiale commissioned two external consultants, Petra Scheuermann and Erinda Bllaca, to visit the women’s rights organisation Medica Gjakova and evaluate the project which had been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and medica mondiale. Women are provided with psychological and...

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23 March 2016

Evaluation (2012-2015): Strong cooperation – How change can be achieved in Congo

“Improvements in the life situation of women and girls in eastern Congo who have been affected by sexualised and gender-based violence (SGBV)” – this is both the title and the aim of the joint project started in 2012 by the women’s rights organisation PAIF (Promotion et Appui aux Initiatives Féminines) and medica mondiale. At...

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02 February 2016

The beauty of a country lies in its people

In September 2015, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro were declared to be safe countries of origin. According to Article 16a of the German Basic Law, in these countries “neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment exists”. We spoke with Linda Sada, Director of our partner organisation Medica...

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14 January 2016

Comment Monika Hauser: Stop looking the other way! And no excuses! (#ausnahmslos)

The sexualised assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve were a nightmare for the women affected. They have a right to receive long-term support and to see the perpetrators brought to justice. The collective nature of these assaults was very unusual, but this can in no way be seen to justify racist ostracism and agitation. Nor...

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