Celebrating Women International Day (8th March) In Solidarity with Women’s Victims of Violence (GBV/SGBV) 10th March 2019 for more information click the LINK:
Ayse Khan, from Germany, had a comprehensive interview with Saifora Ibrahim Paktiss, Program Director of Medica Afghanistan related to Medica Afghanistan services in Afghanistan and Saifora’s contribution to MA’s success in achieving the mission objectives. You can read the full article through this link link
On this occasion of celebrating 8th of March Women's International Day, Medica Afghanistan declares its position on amending Article 640 of the Penal Code "PC" and criminalizing all forms of gynecological and rectal testing as an act of torture under the PC. Gynecological and rectal examinations are conducted to prove adultery and sodomy. But the examination has no scientific basis and causes severe trauma. Medica Afghanistan is against these examinations and calls for the serious attention of the government especially H.E President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to order for its complete prohibition in adultery and sodomy cases and the implementation of MOPH'S Gender Based Violence Treatment Protocol in Rape cases. To learn more about our position, please read below Position Paper and our amendments to the…
Our Current Programs
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .