medica mondiale has been working on a range of projects to benefit women and girls in Afghanistan since 2002. The organisation’s workers there offer them psychosocial, medical and legal support, aiming to provide practical measures to help them deal with the trauma they experienced. At the same time, women’s rights within Afghan society need to be strengthened. The project work mainly takes place in the cities Kabul, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif. Support provided in Kandahar had to be discontinued at the end of 2008 because of the difficult security situation.
In 2011, the Afghan workers took over full control of the work. An independent Afghan NGO was founded in Kabul: Medica Afghanistan - Women Support Organisation. medica mondiale continues to work very closely with Medica Afghanistan, providing both advice and funding.