In 2002 the women's rights organisation medica mondiale began its work in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif. Through psychosocial, medical and legal counselling programs as well as human rights work, more than 7,000 women and girls affected by violence have received support since then. In December 2010, Medica Afghanistan became independent.
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Humaira Rasuli has been working for medica mondiale in Afghanistan since 2002. In November 2010, she became director of the independent women's rights organisation Medica Afghanistan.
Humaira Rasuli, Director of Medica Afghanista...
On February 14, 2013, in Kabul, around 100 women and men demonstrated against violence against women and for the implementation of women's rights in Afghanistan.
2013: Demonstration in Kabul on the “One Bill...
Female doctors in the Rabia Balkhi Hospital in Kabul discuss a case with the psychosocial counsellor from Medica Afghanistan (2nd from left).
Psychosocial counselling in hospitals
The legal mediation centre in Kabul run by Medica Afghanistan.
Legal counselling for women and girls
A psychosocial counsellor from Medica Afghanistan in an individual counselling session with a client.
"I enjoy working at the 'Skateistan' skateboard school. There I work with children. I teach the Dari language, maths and the Quran to street children who come here for one hour a day.
Sumaya N., teacher at a skateboard school
"I want more political participation at a leadership level for women in Afghanistan. One example is the so-called 'peace process' in Afghanistan. Although women suffered the most during the war, their voices are being almost completely ignored during the negotiations. The economic empowerment of women is also important. Additionally, I also want to see more education for women. An educated woman can become an agent of change and help to power the transformation of her society."
Fowzia Kofi, Member of Parliament for Badakhs...
The fitness studio in the "Women's Garden" in Kabul was built with support from the European Union. Women can exercise freely here.
Sport for women