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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.


The evaluation presents an overview of the project, which was developed to improve living conditions for traumatised women and their families in Kosovo from 2006 to 2007.