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News about the Evaluation Report "Women’s rights in Uganda were strengthened"
Empowering female survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The overall objective of the project is the improvement of living conditions of female survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The main target group consists of 400 women particularly affected by the consequences of conflict. Additionally, about 300 female survivors of (sexualized and) gender-based violence addressing FOWAC for help receive psychosocial, legal and medical support. Measures to achieve the objectives include psychosocial counselling, socioeconomic activities and awareness raising and advocating for the rights of women and girls in collaboration with other stakeholders.

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News about the Evaluation Report: Transition needs tenacity and tailor-made measures

In 2013, medica Liberia started a three-year project aiming to achieve long-term improvements in the situation of women and girls in south-eastern Liberia. The intention was to ensure survivors of sexualised violence would experience solidarity and support within their village communities. However, an evaluation has now shown that rigid traditional structures, stigmatisation and the Ebola crisis all made it difficult to achieve the desired impacts.

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medica mondiale (mm) began its work in Afghanistan in April 2002, and in December 2010, medica mondiale Afghanistan registered as the Afghan NGO Medica Afghanistan (MA) and now operates as a selfcontained national organization, run by Afghan women for Afghan women with continued support from mm in terms of capacity building, financial support, and project cooperation. MA is a non-profit, non-governmental Afghan women’s organization working towards the elimination of violence against women through the provision of legal aid, psychosocial support, capacity building and advocacy.

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Evaluation (2013-2016) proofs: Medica Gjakova in Kosovo provides full Support for survivors of sexualized violence

In Autumn 2015, medica mondiale commissioned two assessors, Petra Scheuer-mann and Erinda Bllaca, to visit the women’s rights organisation Medica Gjakova and evaluate the project which had been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and medica mondiale. Women are provided with psy-chological and medical assistance, as well as support to claim their right to com-pensation and help to secure their own livelihood.

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An analysis on the use of the Elimination of Violence against Women Law (EVAW Law) in Medica Afghanistan legal aid cases:

The present report intends to describe
- the evolvement of the Elimination of Violence against Women Law (EVAW Law) over the year 2013 and in the first months of 2014,
- its use by Medica Afghanistan legal aid team and its implementation by the judiciary (mainly prosecution services and courts) over the period going from August 1st 2012 and December 31st 2013 through the analysis of EVAW Law cases that Medica Afghanistan managed.

Its purpose is also to assess any correlation between the findings of the report with general issues that have been developed under this chapter and trends that have been assessed nationwide, particularly in the latest reports drafted by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and by the Afghanistan Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA).

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Evaluation of project in Afghanistan (2009-2013) shows: Empowerment of women and girls successful

Expert Laure Saporta about the evaluation in Afghanistan (2009-2013): "Knowledge trough the snowball effect"

In July 2009 Medica Afghanistan and the women’s organisation Women for Afghanistan started a project: Social Support and Legal Help for women either threatened by violence or imprisoned, and their children. In November 2012, Laure Saporta, an independent expert evaluated the project on behalf of medica mondiale. The results show that the situation for women and children has clearly improved. The Children Support Centre has proved to be an important institution, currently supporting approximately 160 children, four times more than originally planned.

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The Afghan "Elimination of Violence Against Women Law" (EVAW Law), which was passed in 2009, is the first law in Afghanistan to criminalise violence against women. This law is a milestone in the fight for Afghan women's and girl's rights. However, since May 18th, 2013 there is reason for concern as the Afghan parliament might weaken or even completely remove the law. A study published by medica mondiale and Medica Afghanistan in June 2013 analyses specific legal cases and thereby illustrates reasons for the slow implementation of the law.

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Evaluation: support of medica mondiale Liberia (2010-2011) is extensive and sustainable

medica mondiale has been actively involved in south east Liberia in a comprehensive program against sexualised violence and for rights of women and girls since 2006. The independent expert Tania Bernath evaluated the project at the end of 2011 for medica mondiale. Her analysis confirmed that the starting point and approach of medica mondiale is sustainable and effective in supporting women.

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