Monika Hauser

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Monika Hauser

Monika Hauser (born in 24 May 1959 in Thal, Switzerland)[1] is a Swiss-born Italian physician gynecologist and humanitarian. She spent her youth in Switzerland, in the village of Thal, Saint Gallen, in German Switzerland, before leaving Switzerland to continue her medical studies in Innsbruck, Austria.

She later established herself in Cologne, Germany, and this is where she spent 15 years working for female victims of violence in warzones. To this end, she has travelled to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Congo, Liberia and Israel, with the organisation Medica Mondiale, which she founded.[1][2]

She received the Right Livelihood Award in 2008 and the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe in 2012 for her work with female victims of violence in conflict zones.


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  1. ^ a b c "Right Livelihood Award: 2008 - Monika Hauser". Right Livelihood Award Foundation. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Cockburn, Cynthia (1998). The space between us: negotiating gender and national identities in conflict. Zed Books. p. 189. ISBN 978-1-85649-618-6. Retrieved 8 October 2010.