08Sep 18

Evaluation Legal Aid Service: Decidedly side by side with women

Medica Afghanistan successfully supports women affected by violence in enforcing their rights and promotes women’s recognition within society. Based on many years of experience, Medica Afghanistan has built up extensive expertise regarding approaches, laws and general conditions which reinforce or prevent violence against women in Afghanistan. Unequal opportunity and gender-specific violence against women and girls are widespread in Afghanistan. Their causes are deeply rooted in the country’s patriarchal structures and many decades of conflict. While women enjoy equal rights according to the letter of the law, they are frequently oppressed and disadvantaged in real life, including in their dealings with the judicial system, which is extremely difficult for women to access. Medica Afghanistan works towards changing this situation as part of the organisation’s legal aid…

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11Aug 18

New Penal Code in Afghanistan permits virginity testing under the disguise of a prohibition

Virginity testing is a painful and inhumane procedure, routinely conducted in criminal proceedings in Afghanistan. Though the practice is scientifically unsound, prosecutors and judges often pass orders for women and girls accused of “moral crimes” (such as sexual intercourse outside of marriage or running away from home) to undergo invasive and humiliating vaginal and rectal exams to try to ascertain their sexual history. The doctors’ forensic reports are tendered as evidence in court and have led to many lengthy prison sentences for women, including those who have survived sexual violence. The government has passed Circulars down the various Ministries to prohibit “forced gynecological examination” and made numerous statements publicly condemning the practice. It shows willingness for reform at a high level of government, and we do…

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16May 18

Update on Zahra Khawari’s suicide case

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/  

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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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