Since its establishment in 1993, medica mondiale has been pursuing the task of confronting sexualised violence in war at all levels with a firm, uncompromising, and active commitment to the rights of women. Changing political and social circumstances as well as internal growth and changed processes required a strategic reorientation. With a new strategy for the international programme work we determine the direction and goals of our commitment until the year 2020.

Goals and indicators are detailed in a separate annex. The present paper was worked out by an interdisciplinary team of employees of medica mondiale.

Following underlying principles are decisive for our commitment abroad:

  • We provide holistic, interdisciplinary support for surviving women
  • We want to change societal structures
  • We develop and support local expertise and capacities
  • We are not an emergency humanitarian organization. Our commitment is long-term.