11Dec 17

Nothing can bring back Zahra Khawari, But we can save the lives of other girls

  Medica Afghanistan issued a Press Release for International Human Rights Day to highlight how important it is for our government to hold itself accountable to ensure a safe environment for all students, especially for female students, who face additional risks. The recent incident, in which Zahra Khawari of Kabul university committed suicide, is heartbreaking and unfortunate, but more importantly, alarming for the situation of students in general and female students in particular at universities. To this end, we called the international community and the Afghan government to ensure protection, safety, and security of students everywhere, particularly for female students in the educational institutions where they become the most vulnerable. -For more details read the press release both in Dari and English. Do not hesitate to contact…

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28Nov 17

Press Release for “International Day on Elimination of Violence Against Women”

  This year, our focus has been on victim and witness protection within the justice process. Though the Criminal Procedure Code has been enacted since 2014, the vast majority of "CPC rights" are not implemented by lawyers and the justice system. To change this, we have started petitioning for victim's right to protection with the police, prosecution, and courts. It was a tough struggle as there was push back from all organs, an issue which we hope all can help us resolve. Though the CPC appears self-explanatory, many in the justice system are unclear as to its application. To aid clarification, we have authored a detailed legal memo on the law and trained 30 lawyers and paralegals. We have also, through our cases, raised awareness to…

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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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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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