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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.

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News about the evaluation report "Decidedly side by side with women"
Awareness, Access, Advice, Advocacy, Assertion. Legal and social protection and empowerment of Afghan women and girls in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improved legal and social protection of Afghan women and girls survivors of (Sexual) Gender Based Violence ((S)GBV) in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif. The direct beneficiaries include women and girls affected by (S)GBV, in conflict with the law and/or affected by family violence, as well as their children and families. During the course of the project, Medica Afghanistan supported more than five thousand women with their services including legal advice, legal awareness sessions, civil or criminal representation, support in EVAW 1 cases and/or mediation.

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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.

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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.

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News about the Evaluation Report: Transition needs tenacity and tailor-made measures

In 2013, medica Liberia started a three-year project aiming to achieve long-term improvements in the situation of women and girls in south-eastern Liberia. The intention was to ensure survivors of sexualised violence would experience solidarity and support within their village communities. However, an evaluation has now shown that rigid traditional structures, stigmatisation and the Ebola crisis all made it difficult to achieve the desired impacts.

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News about the evaluation report: "The work of Medica Afghanistan has an impact"
medica mondiale (mm) began its work in Afghanistan in April 2002, and in December 2010, medica mondiale Afghanistan registered as the Afghan NGO Medica Afghanistan (MA) and now operates as a selfcontained national organization, run by Afghan women for Afghan women with continued support from mm in terms of capacity building, financial support, and project cooperation. MA is a non-profit, non-governmental Afghan women’s organization working towards the elimination of violence against women through the provision of legal aid, psychosocial support, capacity building and advocacy.

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Evaluation (2013-2016) proofs: Medica Gjakova in Kosovo provides full Support for survivors of sexualized violence

In Autumn 2015, medica mondiale commissioned two assessors, Petra Scheuer-mann and Erinda Bllaca, to visit the women’s rights organisation Medica Gjakova and evaluate the project which had been funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and medica mondiale. Women are provided with psy-chological and medical assistance, as well as support to claim their right to com-pensation and help to secure their own livelihood.

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An analysis on the use of the Elimination of Violence against Women Law (EVAW Law) in Medica Afghanistan legal aid cases:

The present report intends to describe
- the evolvement of the Elimination of Violence against Women Law (EVAW Law) over the year 2013 and in the first months of 2014,
- its use by Medica Afghanistan legal aid team and its implementation by the judiciary (mainly prosecution services and courts) over the period going from August 1st 2012 and December 31st 2013 through the analysis of EVAW Law cases that Medica Afghanistan managed.

Its purpose is also to assess any correlation between the findings of the report with general issues that have been developed under this chapter and trends that have been assessed nationwide, particularly in the latest reports drafted by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and by the Afghanistan Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA).

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