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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.


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.


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).


Evaluation of project in Afghanistan (2009-2013) shows: Empowerment of women and girls successful

Expert Laure Saporta about the evaluation in Afghanistan (2009-2013): "Knowledge trough the snowball effect"

In July 2009 Medica Afghanistan and the women’s organisation Women for Afghanistan started a project: Social Support and Legal Help for women either threatened by violence or imprisoned, and their children. In November 2012, Laure Saporta, an independent expert evaluated the project on behalf of medica mondiale. The results show that the situation for women and children has clearly improved. The Children Support Centre has proved to be an important institution, currently supporting approximately 160 children, four times more than originally planned.


The Afghan "Elimination of Violence Against Women Law" (EVAW Law), which was passed in 2009, is the first law in Afghanistan to criminalise violence against women. This law is a milestone in the fight for Afghan women's and girl's rights. However, since May 18th, 2013 there is reason for concern as the Afghan parliament might weaken or even completely remove the law. A study published by medica mondiale and Medica Afghanistan in June 2013 analyses specific legal cases and thereby illustrates reasons for the slow implementation of the law.


Evaluation: support of medica mondiale Liberia (2010-2011) is extensive and sustainable

medica mondiale has been actively involved in south east Liberia in a comprehensive program against sexualised violence and for rights of women and girls since 2006. The independent expert Tania Bernath evaluated the project at the end of 2011 for medica mondiale. Her analysis confirmed that the starting point and approach of medica mondiale is sustainable and effective in supporting women.


Evaluation: International Peacebuilding project (2009-2011) shows effects on political participation

In March 2006 medica mondiale started a 3 year project to encourage and support the political participation of women and girls in the peace process in Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Afghanistan. Three years later, at the end of 2011, the independent expert Michaela Raab conducted a final evaluation of the project on behalf of medica mondiale. The results highlighted considerable differences in the three countries. In the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Afghanistan political participation was obviously strengthened. Success in Liberia was achieved in the first attempts to sensitise women to the possibilities and means of becoming active in and for women’s rights.


From January 2009 to January 2011 Medica Kosova, with funding from the European Commission and medica mondiale, conducted a project that aimed at strengthening the social and political role of women farmers in Kosovo, amongst others through the establishment of a women farmers’ organisation. The following evaluation gives an insight into the project and deals with the question, in how far the women have been strengthened socially and politically, what still need to be done and whether a women farmers’ organisation was actually established after all. The evaluation of the project took place between 8 October and 29 October 2010.