Medica Afghanistan is appreciating the Etlaat Roz news agency for documenting Zahra Khawar’s case process regularly. Medica Afghanistan is standing beside Zahra Khawari’s family for justice through the legal representation of the case by one of its defense lawyers Yalda Ahmadi. Please find attached an update information about the case prepared by Etlaat Roz news agency by following link. http://etilaatroz.com/60749/
On 4 March 2018, Medica Afghanistan held a conference to bring justice for victims (our clients) who have been subjected to gynecological examinations. We brought together doctors, lawyers, prosecutors, judges and activists to initiate a deeper discussion into the medico-legal issues which plague gynecological examinations. The Conference was one step in our work to put an end to these humiliating practices which we will continue through collective advocacy, awareness-raising, and law reform and in cooperation with the Committee to Prohibit Forced Gynecological Examination. Established in 2016 the Committee is constituted by the participation of 30 Afghan civil society organizations including World Health Organization (WHO), Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO). To learn more about the conference, see the attached report. We…
Medica Afghanistan’s team would like to thank His Excellency, President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for his decision to preserve the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law. Upon reviewing the Penal Code, we noticed a number of articles that impede the implementation of EVAW Law. Therefore, we wrote a petition to draw His Excellency’s attention to this serious matter. To learn more click on this link: -Petition to the President on Penal code provisions and its Impact on EVAW law
Our Current Programs
Medica Afghanistan’s Advocacy work complements the direct services by raising public awareness about violence against women and waging creative campaigns to stop it. Our Advocacy staff members—trained in communication, public policy, human rights and gender issues—create publicity, lobby political leaders and the Afghan government, and provide trainings to officials and opinion-makers to change public attitudes . . .
Medica Afghanistan’s legal aid program serves women and girls who have come into conflict with the criminal law or seek a solution to a civil issue. Medica Afghanistan provides legal advice, legal representation and defense, and family mediation. In addition, in cases of women released from prison into their families and communities, Medica Afghanistan’s lawyers and social workers follow up with mediation to resolve family conflicts . . .
Medica Afghanistan provides psychosocial group and individual counseling to women and girls at key location throughout Kabul, including districts 5,7,8, and 13, the Women’s Garden, the Juvenile Center, the women’s prison and women’s shelters. Medica Afghanistanalso maintains consultation centers in three government hospitals: Rabia Balkhi and Stomatology in Kabul, and the regional hospital in Herat. In the hospitals Medica . . .