After two decades, the hidden victims of the Kosovo war are finally recognised
Women who survived sexual violence in the Kosovo conflict have belatedly become eligible for a war pension. By July, more than 600 survivors had applied. theguardian.com on August 3, 2018, by Karen McVeigh.
Medica Liberia Conducts Gender Responsiveness Workshop for Security Sector
In an effort to advance women's human rights and engender Liberia's ongoing security sector reform process, medica Liberia (mL) in partnership with the government of Liberia with support from United Nations Development Programmed (UNDP) ended a one-day project kickoff workshop with different security establishment operating in the country. frontpageafricaonline.com on July 30, 2018.
Training for Public Service Actors on SGBV/SEA Case Management
Medica Liberia in partnership with UNMIL has ended a series of trainings in Grand Gedeh and Montserrado Counties. Global News Network Liberia on February 20, 2018.
Collaboration in Fight Against Sexual Violence
Medica Liberia wants the media and religious community to join the fight in ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the educational sector of the country. frontpageafricaonline.com on December 7, 2017.
20 Years After Bosnian War, Rape Survivors Still Live With Trauma
As war crimes trials continue across Bosnia-Herzegovina, survivors of sexual violence need long-term support, says Irma Siljak, programs assistant at Medica Zenica. newsdeeply.com on November 24, 2017, by Lizzie Porter.
"Now I am a Strong Woman"
Decades of war have profoundly affected the mental health of Afghan women and their families. Several studies have found high levels of depression and other psycho-social problems among Afghans, particularly women, as a result of the violence. An article about the work of Medica Afghanistan, published on www.acbar.org on October 23, 2017.
Medica Liberia Celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day
There are thousands of girls around the world that do not go to school for five days. Some girls even drop out of school for the embarrassments that are caused by their menstruation. http://gnnliberia.com on May 31, 2017, by Cholo Brooks.
Medica Liberia Encourages Women to Register and Vote in 2017
As the voters registration exercise enters its final week, Medica Liberia has launched a week long voter registration awareness campaign to boost women's participation in the electoral process. newsdog.today on February 28, 2017, by Gerald C. Koinyeneh
Empower, support and provide resources
Medica Afghanistan fights discrimination against women and is one of a few non-governmental organisations in Afghanistan for women who have experienced sexualised violence. An interview with Humaira Rasuli and Saifora Paktiss in development and cooperation (d+c), February 11, 2017.
Women and war: tackling global sexual violence
After hundreds of thousands of women were raped during conflicts in Rwanda and the Balkans, sexual violence as a tactic of war rages on in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. A Berlin conference called for strong new action. equaltimes.org, November 24, 2016, by Chris Burns.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Victims of War are Becoming Invisible in Times of Peace
"I didn't feel any support or empathy or hear someone say, 'I'm sorry'. No! I heard many people say, 'She got what she asked for.' That hurts." www.balkandiskurs.com, October 26, 2016, by Mladen Lakić.
Liberia: Medica Liberia Extends Program to Montserrado and Margibi Counties
A women's rights advocacy group based in southeastern Liberia has begun working in communities in Montserrado and Margibi Counties 10 years after the nongovernmental organization started its work in Liberia. allafrica.com, October 23, 2016.
Evaluation of Medica Afghanistan's Psychosocial Health Program
Stress- and trauma-sensitive counselling in a fragile and insecure social context: "All in all, the evaluation demonstrated that the project activities had a pronounced impact ... ." That is the result of an evaluation of three projects carried out by Medica Afghanistan between 2012 and 2015. reliefweb.int, June 21, 2016.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sanctity of Life After Rape
Sabiha Husic, Director of Medica Zenica Women's Project: "Survivors of sexual violence feel that no one believes what happened to them." justiceforbosnia.wordpress.com, by Ambreen Khan, June 10, 2016.
Reparations soon for conflict related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo
Kosovo begins implementation of the law that gives legal recognition to civilian survivors of the armed conflict and allows them to claim survivor benefits. buffalobreeze.com, by UN Women, March 18, 2016.
Ending the Shame of Kosovo's Rape Victims
Women sexually assaulted during Kosovo's war have been battling for recognition for nearly two decades. Now they're on the brink of getting it - but to do so, they'll have to overcome years of stigma. foreignpolicy.com, by Kristen Chick, February 22, 2016.
In Congo, Women Seek Justice for Rape in Mobile Courts
Ongoing fighting among rebel groups has stifled reconciliation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country recovering from conflicts that have claimed as many lives as World War II. womensenews.org, by Tricia Taormina, November 23, 2015.