27Sep 17

Training on Leadership for Young Leaders

  Humaira Rasuli, the Director of Medica Afghanistan, joined in a “Young Women’s Leadership Program” to share her experience of what it takes to lead an organisation in Afghanistan. The Program was conducted by AWN with the financial support of DFAT on date 17 September, 2017. In a society filled with gender-based stereotypes that portray women as weak, unable to lead, vulnerable and lazy, Ms Rasuli inspired participants to rise above those stereotypes by developing the right skills and attitudes which make some of today’s most powerful female leaders. She shared practical tips to deal with the personal challenges and work obstacles. She encouraged participants to be assertive about their rights and have zero-tolerance to sexual harassment in public and at work. To be assertive…

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24Sep 17

Comments on Ministry of Higher Education Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy

  In efforts to curb sexual harassment at educational institutions in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan developed a policy for all universities to follow. Like the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law that was recently passed late last year, the ASH Policy, though passed with good intentions, is flawed in many respects. There are some of our lawyers' observations about the Policy and our comments on how the Policy could be improved. Material terms have not been included and defined. For example, it is vital that Policy is clear about who the Policy is intended to protect, and, against whom. This should be comprehensive (e.g. it should cover the following situations: student v teacher, student v non-teaching staff, student v student, teacher v teacher, teacher…

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18Sep 17

celebration of 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 with theme” Take a minute, change a life”

  World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated each year on 10th of September through different event around the world.  The motto for this year is “Take a minute, change a life”. According to WHO report more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year. While this estimated figure is in contradiction with the actual figure because in the most Islamic countries Stigma surrounding suicide leads to not report, and there isn’t accurate data collection methods to register suicide figures. Main cause of suicide are: psychosocial problems specially depression, harmful  using alcohol and addicted drugs , individual and family conflict, Sexual Discrimination, Gender based, violence and violence against women etc. Medica Afghanistan took active participation in the celebration  of World Suicide Prevention Day   by providing  awareness…

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Our Current Programs

Advocacy

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 . . .
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Legal Aid

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  . . .
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Psychosocial Counseling

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 . . .
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