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 in a portrait photo. She is wearing a shawl with a colourful pattern.

Humaira Rasuli, Director of Medica Afghanista...

Women and men with banners on a demonstration march along a tree-lined street.

2013: Demonstration in Kabul on the “One Bill...

Four women, three in white doctor’s coats, are standing in a small room. In front of them is a table, in the background are metal cupboards. On the wall there is a calendar and a poster depicting a human skeleton.

Psychosocial counselling in hospitals

A woman in a light blue burka is standing to the left of the entrance to the mediation centre. Posters are displayed on the glass door and window.

Legal counselling for women and girls

Two women are sitting on a carpet with a colourful pattern. Next to them two cushions are lent against the red wall.

Trauma-sensitive counselling

A young woman dressed in black with a headscarf and helmet is standing in a skater hall. She is holding a skateboard in front of her, one end on the ground and one in her hand.

Sumaya N., teacher at a skateboard school

The Member of Parliament is standing in a hall with a stone floor in front of wood-panelled walls and a padded door. Behind her on the wall there are four portraits of men.

Fowzia Kofi, Member of Parliament for Badakhs...

A woman is lifting weights above her head with both hands. A range of fitness equipment can be seen around her.

Sport for women