01Dec 18

EVAW Report 2016 and 2017

Since the first 10 EVAW cases back in 2009/2010 when the law was initially passed, Medica Afghanistan has now expanded its caseload to over 1,080 prosecution, defence, civil and mediation cases in 2016 and 2017.   That statistic is all the more important in the midst of the evolving legal and political landscape, and, in particular, the recent consolidation of all penal laws into a single Penal Code. MA’s advocacy to preserve EVAW as a standalone has been a centerpiece of MA’s advocacy work in 2016 and 2017 and a landmark success for several reasons.   MA’s holistic approach to eliminating violence against women - seen through its multi-pronged approach in social integration, counselling, social work and mediation is a lens from which we can…

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25Nov 18

Women survivors of violence should be compensated for the harm they suffer

On this momentous occasion, we are dedicating our 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, to the recognition of the right of women survivors of violence to compensation, an issue we have been working on for 2 years now. We have dedicated ourselves to this work because although the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women Law has been around since 2009, Article 6 and Article 41 on the right of compensation, has not been routinely actioned or put to practise by justice actors, lawyers and prosecutors. Pursuant to the law, perpetrators of violence against women are liable to pay compensation for actions which cause spiritual and material damages - in addition to other monetary and non-monetary forms of punishment. The aim of…

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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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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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