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News about the evaluation report: Improvements in opportunities empower women in Kosovo
Improved livelihood opportunities for female and adolescent returnees and host community in Kosovo’s Dukagjini region

The project aimed at women and adolescent girls in Kosovo’s Dukagjini region, including returnees from Europe or other Kosovar regions, with the overall goal to improve their livelihood opportunities and thus contribute to the prevention of further migration. Findings of the final evaluation reflect that the involved women are empowered both economically and psychologically.


News about the evaluation report: implement prevention of violence in a sustainable way
Strengthening and extending local solidarity and protection networks to reduce violence against women and girls

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of violence against women and girls, to their wellbeing and empowerment, particularly survivors of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV), and to more gender balanced and less violent interaction in communities.

medica Liberia (mL) uses a holistic approach by establishing and strengthening local protection networks, providing medical, legal and psychosocial quality counseling and treatment for survivors of violence, and improving public services through training and awareness raising on SGBV in 12 communities in Sinoe County, South East Liberia. An economic empowerment component for survivors and women voluntarily dedicating their time to the network is included to achieve sustainability.

An evaluation was carried out between February and March 2019. It was conducted in line with OECD/ DAC evaluation criteria and standards. Findings reflect that the community protection networks have been effective in addressing SGBV in the communities. Women perceive life as more peaceful than before the project, and violence has reduced in homes. However, while women have been strengthened economically, components for economic empowerment still pose challenges and need further support.


News about the evaluation report: "Make added value of well-trained health personnel more visible"
Transnational Health Training Program (THTP) in Afghanistan

The Transnational Health Training Program (THTP) is a three-year intervention implemented between 2015 and 2018 in Afghanistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Afghanistan it is put into practice by the national non-governmental organization Medica Afghanistan and carried out in the three afghan provinces Kabul, Herat and Balkh. The project contributes to an increased access to quality health care services for women and girls affected by sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) through improving the quality of care of health care service providers at the local and national level. Its core part is the qualification of health care staff in SGBV and a stress and trauma-sensitive approach® from medica mondiale (STA) towards affected women and girls. By acquiring new knowledge, skills and attitudes on the nature and effects of traumatic events, the interaction between health-care providers and clients shall be improved, and shall have an empowering effect on the women affected by SGBV. The project also aims to sensitize the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) at the national and provincial level on the need for improved knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding trauma and its consequences for women and their children.


News about the evaluation report: "Together for a strong network against violence"
Strengthening local protection and counselling for women and girls affected by gender based violence in IDP shelters and host communities

This medica mondiale e.V. and HAUKARI e.V. project targets to strengthen local protection and counselling for women and girls affected by (sexualised) gender-based violence ((S)GBV) in internally displaced persons (IDP)/refugee shelters and camps, and host communities. This shall be reached (overall objective) by enhancing qualification, organizational capacities and cooperation between local governmental and non-governmental structures of protection and counselling for the affected. The project has been facilitated in two provinces, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah (especially Garmyan) in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (KRI). The project has been funded by the BMZ (ÜH) and implemented from July 2016 to August 2018.


Related News about the Evaluation Liberia: Uncomplicated assistance for women and girls affected by violence
Reduction of Violence against Women and Girls, and Enhanced Quality of Public Services for Survivors of Violence
The project’s main objective is to contribute to the reduction of violence against women and girls by means of improved offers for survivors and preventive measures in Montserrado and Margibi County, Liberia. Implemented by medica Liberia, a Liberia-based non-governmental and non-profit organisation, the project pursues a multi-sectoral, holistic approach: establish and strengthen local protection networks; provide medical, legal and psychosocial quality counselling and treatment for survivors of violence; improve public services through training and raising awareness on gender issues and sexual gender based violence (SGBV). The main target groups are 48 local protection networks consisting of women’s support groups, core committees, watch teams and girls clubs that play an important role for the prevention of violence against women in their communities.


News about the evaluation report "Returning to life – together"
Improvement of social integration of survivors and their children born from sexual and gender-based violence during the genocide in Rwanda
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the local social reconciliation process in Rwanda which responds to long-term psychosocial consequences resulting from crimes against humanity during the 1994 Genocide, notably conflict-related sexualised violence (CRSV) associated with political conflict.
The project promotes a psychosocial approach centred on families living with children born of rape. With activities such as solidarity and self-help groups, psychosocial support, socio-economic follow up and/or sensitisation the local non-governmental organisation SEVOTA has improved psychosocial well-being of mothers and their children, helped them out of isolation and actively participate in social processes.


medica mondiale, having built trustful partnerships with women’s organisations in the Great Lakes Region since 2004, contributed to their professionalisation and the quality of their services by providing technical and financial support. The purely financial support by medica mondiale’s Small Grants Program proved to be successful to get to know a variety of local women’s organisations. However, in particular in South Kivu, the lack of appropriate qualification of many of these small organisations remained a serious challenge. As a response, medica mondiale developed the South Kivu Support Programme which consists of 5 main elements: Organisational capacity development; Qualification in trauma-sensitive psychosocial work; Knowledge exchange and networking amongst the organisations; Joint advocacy; and Financial support by the provision of funds for the implementation of micro-projects.


News about the Evaluation Report "Women’s rights in Uganda were strengthened"
Empowering female survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The overall objective of the project is the improvement of living conditions of female survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The main target group consists of 400 women particularly affected by the consequences of conflict. Additionally, about 300 female survivors of (sexualized and) gender-based violence addressing FOWAC for help receive psychosocial, legal and medical support. Measures to achieve the objectives include psychosocial counselling, socioeconomic activities and awareness raising and advocating for the rights of women and girls in collaboration with other stakeholders.