Bosnia-Herzegovina: In April 1993, together with Bosnian female psychologists and doctors, Monika Hauser opened the women's therapy centre Medica Zenica - the first centre of its kind. The centre provided targeted support to women and girls who had been systematically raped, tortured and imprisoned during the Yugoslavian wars. The staff in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been carrying out this work as an independent organisation since 2003.
Kosovo: Shortly after the end of the war, in 1999 medica mondiale opened an interdisciplinary women's centre in rural Gjakova. Today, the centre continues to provide comprehensive support for women raped during the war, with advice and programmes to help them secure their livelihood in agricultural self-help groups. Medica Kosova became an independent women's rights organisation in 2003.
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Sabiha Husić has been active since 1993 at Medica Zenica, which was founded by Monika Hauser as the first therapy centre for raped women in Bosnia. The women’s organisation is now independent and Sabiha Husić became its Director in 2007.
Sabiha Husić, Director of Medica Zenica
Between 20,000 and 50,000 women and girls were raped during the Bosnian War (1992 to 1995). Our partner organisation Vive Žene in Tuzla supports women, girls and their families by providing them with psychosocial and legal advice.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Advice for Women
Our partner organisation Medica Zenica provides support to war-traumatised women and girls in the form of gynaecological care, psychosocial advice, legal assistance and training opportunities.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Commitment to Women’s...
Training courses on producing honey, growing vegetables and producing seed – this is the way our partner organisation Budućnost (women’s citizen group “Future”) helps women to generate their own income and enhance their confidence.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bees Against Poverty
Our partner organisation Vive Žene in Tuzla supports women who survived torture and violence during the Bosnian War.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Enhancing Self-Confid...
Mirlinda Sada has been the Director of our Kosovan partner organisation Medica Gjakova since 2014. She works to support survivors of sexualised wartime violence and bring them back into society.
Kosovo: Mirlinda Sada, Director of Medica Gja...
Estimates suggest 20,000 women were raped during the 1998/9 Kosovo war. In the self-help groups from Medica Gjakova they have the chance to speak openly and rebuild their self-confidence.
Kosovo: Self-Help Groups for Survivors
Sexualised violence against women and girls during wars has forever been a part of human history. It occurs every day, all over the world.
Kosovo: Wartime Trauma
By offering psychosocial group sessions, our partner organisation Medica Gjakova helps women who are affected by rape or other forms of violence.
Kosovo: Speaking About their Experiences