Training Manuals & Handbooks
"Taking Action on Violence against Women in the Afghan Context"
Initiating and developing response mechanisms through women's right activism, community and institutional based approaches.This training manual has been developed with the aim of increasing the number of women who are qualified trainers or group facilitators, women’s rights activists and caseworkers, and to enable these women to work on women’s rights and against VAW, especially in the provinces of Afghanistan. The indirect beneficiaries are mainly Afghan women and young girls at risk. This manual is different in that it addresses issues of how to train women who are both literate and illiterate, challenging as this might be. Author: Gurcharan Virdee
Handbook for professionals working with traumatised women
This handbook, compiled by medica mondiale, represents the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of the subject of "war-related sexualised violence and trauma". The articles in it describe various working approaches which have proved valuable in working with traumatised women in areas of political crisis as well as with women refugees in countries of exile.
Publications about Afghanistan
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.
The impact of gender based Violence on female reproductive health, medica mondiale and UNFDP, 2008, 81 pgs., 1290 KB
Dying to be heard – Self-Immolation of Women in Afghanistan. Findings of a Research Project by medica mondiale 2006–2007, 87 pgs, 647 KB
Study on Child marriage in Afghanistan, S. Bahgam, W. Mukhatari, medica mondiale (ed.), May 2004, 21 pages, 232 KB
Trapped in Tradition – Women & girls in Detention in Kabul Welayat, medica mondiale, March 2003, 27 pages, 327 KB
Vulnerability and Power. A psycho-social study on the situation of women and girls in post-war Liberia, executive summary, on behalf of Feleknas Uca, member of the European Parliament, medica mondiale, Februar 2009, 6 pages, 334 KB
Gender based violence in war context and trauma
Evaluation of a group counselling for traumatised women in Albania, Gesa Plester/medica mondiale, November 2007, summary, 15 pgs., 98 KB
"… and that it does not happen to anyone anywhere in the world". The Trouble with Rape Trials – Views of Witnesses, Prosecutors and Judgeson Prosecuting Sexualised Violence during the War in the former Yugoslavia, Gabriela Mischkowski and Gorana Mlinarevic/medica mondiale, December 2009, 116 pages, 647 KB
"… and that it does not happen to anyone anywhere in the world." The Trouble with Rape Trials – Views of Witnesses, Prosecutors and Judgeson Prosecuting Sexualised Violence during the War in the former Yugoslavia, Summary and conclusions in English, Gabriela Mischkowski/medica mondiale, December 2009, 23 pages,
"… i da se nigdje nikome na svijetu ne dogodi." Problem sudskih procesa po optužnicama za silovanje – viđenja svjedokinja, tužitelja/tužiteljica i sudija/sutkinja o procesuiranju seksualiziranog nasilja počinjenog tokom
rata u bivšoj Jugoslaviji, Summary and conclusions in Bosnian, Gabriela Mischkowski/medica mondiale, December 2009, 23 pages, 204 KB
In Search of Justice, documentation of the International Workshop of medica mondiale from 7-11 September 2008 in Bad Honnef, medica mondiale, September 2008, 37 pages, 810 KB
The Prosecution of Gender-based Sexualized Violence in War - International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, UN Ad hoc Tribunals, and the International Criminal Court. A Resource Manual, Gabi Mischkowski/medica mondiale, February 2009, 88 pages, 467 KB