22Sep 20

Women’s Support Advocacy Group Position Paper

Women Support Advocacy and Standard Forensic Examination Group declares its position against the recent decision of the Cabinet’s Legal Committee Regarding the execution of virginity examinations in accordance with the court order and the woman's consent as below: Cancellation of paragraph 2 and 3 of the Article 640 of penal code, because such examinations are also performed in the cases of adultery and sodomy, while article 640 of the penal code only provides virginity test in rape cases. The principle should be to prohibit such examinations, and the exception is rape cases. Because the definition in adultery and sodomy cases is completely different from rape, and the examination approach in these cases is basically different. The mentioned examinations should explicitly and without any condition be…

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05Aug 20

Neither a woman consent and nor a court order can pave the scientific and legal and validity basis to Gynecological Examinations

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Afghan Women’s Network, Medica Afghanistan and Women for Justice Organization are among advocacy bodies who have been working towards protection of individual’s human rights specially women and girls to provide legal and religious access ground for this vulnerable group and avoid violation of their rights. The afore-mentioned organizations have been jointly working towards protecting human dignity, avoid degrading and contemptuous acts and to generally prevent violence against women, and immediately call on the Government of Afghanistan to prevent gynecological examinations. Based on valid international findings, virginity or gynecological examinations have been proven as non-scientific, and there are internationally conventions which have defined such examinations as an act against human dignity, torture and violence against women and called on the member…

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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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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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