12Jul 17

Women’s Voices in the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

  Medica Afghanistan in partnership with WFWI  provided input to the new national action plan of the UK government on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace, and Security” (NAP).   Both organizations hosted consultation workshops in Herat and Kabul elaborating the current women´s rights situation in Afghanistan.Key topics were the security, justice and legal framework; the issue of violence against women and girls; as well as their participation in society. In these workshops women led and women organizations were  invited to share their perspective on the needs and concerns of women in Afghanistan. Key recommendations will hopefully be integrated into the new UK NAP. Please find the full report in the attachment:   -Afghanistan -NAP- Consultations- Report -GAPS -Summary- Consultations- Report…

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07Apr 17

Celebration of 7th April, World Health Day 2017 with theme “Depression: Let’s Talk”

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th of April and this year it has been titled for ‘depression’. Based on WHO, there are many reasons why we need to take depression seriously because it is the main reason for disability worldwide; the economic costs are staggering; and the treatment gap is much higher. Perhaps the most compelling reason, however, is the immense suffering that depression causes to the individuals who are affected and to their families. Vida Faizi, psycho-social and health Program Manager of Medica Afghanistan said: Medica Afghanistan took active participation in the campaign of “Depression: let’s talk” by printing 800 awareness papers on “Depression and on The Ways to Help Yourself’ and distributed them amongst two schools’ students and 2…

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14Mar 17

Petition Not To Ratify The Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Dated 19 Akrab 1395 / 9 November 2016 Pursuant To The Afghanistan Constitution

  The Anti-Sexual Harassment Law was passed by the Wolesi Jirga on 9 November 2016. We had submitted an urgent petition to the Presidential Palace requesting His Excellency not to ratify the law, on the basis that the law was incomplete, replete with errors and largely unenforceable. The objective of a sexual harassment law is to criminalize all forms of sexual harassment against women and children and enact legal duties on State and non-state actors to prevent sexual harassment and provide redress. Women and children in Afghanistan are sexually harassed daily, causing them to fear their surroundings, suffer mental trauma, resign from their jobs and drop out of school and social activity. To combat sexual harassment, we had submitted in the Petition that it is important that: (1)…

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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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