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medica mondiale partner organisations

In Irak medica mondiale is supporting women for example by training staff working in the state-run women's shelter. Pictured is legal advisor Jihan Abas Mohammed.

 

By cooperating with several organisations in a region, we can create synergies and effectively pool limited resources. That way, medica mondiale can react quickly to political changes and work in a targeted manner to bring about long-term changes. Our project promotion includes both financial cooperation and an exchange of expertise, plus joint political involvement. With like-minded partner organisations we strive to set up long-term cooperation on a larger scale.

(Overview partner organisations dated: July 2019)

 

Afghanistan

Logo women's rights organisation Medica Afghanistan. Copyright: Medica Afghanistan

Medica Afghanistan (Afghanistan)

Medica Afghanistan is a non-profit, politically independent, non-governmental women's organisation. It supports women and girl survivors of gender-based and sexualised violence through robust legal representation and defense, psychosocial counselling, as well as advocacy and capacity building on institutional and political level to enhance Afghan women’s rights.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Our cooperation focuses on promoting and providing stress and trauma sensitive psychosocial counselling and legal aid services to women and girls affected by sexualised gender-based violence (SGBV), capacity building of health professionals, police and governmental institutions, advocacy to institutionalize the stress and trauma-sensitive approach (STA) into the Afghan health system, advocacy work for women’s rights and organisational development within Medica Afghanistan.

Middle East

EMMA – Organisation for Human Development (Iraq – Autonomous Kurdish Region)

The women's organisation EMMA – Organisation for Human Development was founded in 2013 and maintains community centers in Erbil, Shekhan and Dohuk. Focus of their work is the empowerment and protection of women, the participation of women in politics, rehabilitation of IS survivors and the fight against female genital mutilation. EMMA offers direct counselling for women and girls, organizes educational events for a broader public and offers specific training for social workers.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The cooperation with EMMA includes prevention of sexualised gender-based violence (SGBV), as well as psycho-social and legal support of the survivors. The strengthening and qualification of the organization serve to improve the protection and counselling of women.

HAUKARI (Iraq – Autonomous Kurdish Region)

HAUKARI is a NGO with focus on Iraq and Kurdistan-Iraq working for the protection of women in violent and crisis situations, for victims of political violence, especially survivors of the Anfal genocide, and for a dialogue between the various ethnic, religious and political factions in Iraq.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

HAUKARI is a consortium partner of medica mondiale in a joint project in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq in Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah with the aim to strengthen local protection and counseling for women and girls affected by gender based violence in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) refugee shelters and host communities.

Southeastern Europe

Logo Budućnost (Bosnia and Herzegowina).

Budućnost (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

Budućnost focuses on consolidation of democracy and strengthening of civil society, rights of marginalized groups (women and children).

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Economic empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised women and girls affected by sexualised gender-based violence (SGBV) through income generating activities and further education in entrepreneurship and agricultural production. Increasing access to justice through advocacy and media presence. 

Logo of the bosnian organisation Forgotten Children of War.

ZDR – Forgotten Children of War (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

The mission of Zaboravljena djeca rata (ZDR)/ Forgotten Children of War is ensuring access to proper education, adequate social protection, psychological support, employment possibilities and aligning due processes through understanding and protecting the rights of the children born of war.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Commitment against the marginalization of children born of war by increasing visibility through participation in conferences. Increasing the effectiveness of the organisation through organizational development and teambuilding.

KRCT – Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (Kosovo)

Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) was founded in 1999 as a result of the war. A priority of KRCT’s work is advocacy- and human rights activities for former torture victims. Furthermore KRCT supports survivors in terms of legal aid and lobby work and provides treatment and rehabilitation measures for former torture victims.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Implementation of workshops that inform women about possibilities to officially be recognized as a civilian victim of war and apply for reparations payments. Implementation of a nationwide information and awareness-raising campaign for the integration of survivors of war related sexualised violence into society.

Medica Gjakova (Kosovo)

Medica Gjakova focuses on women rights, access to justice, increasing mental and physical health of women and survivors of (war) violence and on economic empowerment.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Direct services, Increasing access to reparations, advocacy, awareness raising, economic empowerment. Institutionalisation of stress- and trauma-sensitive health care services for women and girls affected by sexualised gender-specific violence in the health system.

Medica Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

The focus of Medica Zenica is on women’s rights and ending gender based violence through direct services, advocacy and educational work as well as capacity building.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Increasing access to stres- and trauma-sensitive health-care services for women and girls affected by sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) by training health professionals and advocacy activities

Roma Novi Bečej (Serbia). Copyright: Roma Novi Bečej

Roma Novi Bečej (Serbia)

The association Roma Novi Bečej supports Roma and other minority women with an SOS helpline in minority languages. Furthermore it offers psycho-social and legal support in cases of domestic violence, institutional discrimination and racist attacks. Accompanied with advocacy and educational work.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Focus of the current project is the support of Roma girls affected by sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) and forced early marriage through psycho-social and legal support, awareness raising in communities and advocacy work. Besides this Roma Novi Bečej  conducts a research about legislative gaps in the protection of Roma girls.

ROSA. Copyright: ROSA

ROSA – Center for Women War Victims (Croatia)

The Center for Women War Victims – ROSA contributes to women empowerment through psycho-social support, counselling, educational work and public awareness raising campaigns.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Support of female survivors of (sexualised) gender-based violence ((S)GBV) through legal and psycho-social counselling, legal representation in national and international courts and support to receive compensations

Logo women's rights organisation SEKA (Bosna and Herzegowina).

Kuca SEKA (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

SEKA focuses on peace building, a women centre for therapy, education and recreation.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Psychosocial trauma therapy for survivors of war related gender based Violence, training and further education for employees of institutions, educational and sensitisation work as well as advocacy work in the field of prevention of domestic violence.

Citizen Association Vive Žene (Bosnia and Herzegowina)

Vive Žene supports the rehabilitation of women survivors of torture and violence during the war and advocates for education and prevention of sexualised violence.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Direct services (psychosocial treatment, legal support, medical care) for families as well as women and girls survivors of gender based violence and torture. Furthermore prevention of transgenerational trauma through workshops and interethnic dialogues between women and students of different ethnic background.

West Africa

Action Pro (Sierra Leone)

Action Pro was established in 2014 to challenge violence against girls and young women and to address impunity particularly in rural areas. The organisations mission is to promote equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women. Action Pro’s goals are to strengthen protection systems particularly at community level and to empower girls and young women to be able to resist violence, report violence and claim their rights whenever denied. Furthermore to advocate for implementation and enforcement of national policies at community level and to promote access to education for girls and young women.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The project aims at putting in place a community case management system for prevention and response to sexualised gender based violence (sgbv) against girls and young women along the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia in Pujehun District. It will be linked to the national referral system, that supports victims to access legal, medical and psychosocial services.

CEFCI – Centre Féminin pour la Démocratie et les Droits Humains (Côte d‘Ivoire)

Centre Féminin pour la Démocratie et les Droits Humains en Côte d’Ivoire (CEFCI) fights against gender inequality and discrimination based on sexual orientation and promotes women's rights, the education of women and girls and feminist leadership. CEFCI relies mainly on advocacy and lobbying, awareness-raising, press and public relations work, local presence, especially in the fight against poverty, as well as training and skills acquisition and the promotion of young women in leadership positions. In addition, CEFCI is represented in national, regional and international councils to advocate human rights.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The goal is to prevent and combat violence against women in Niakara, with a focus on early marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). The project aims to raise awareness of violence against women and girls and to strengthen the capacity of local actors to deal with gender-based violence. In addition, the project aims to promote the support of survivors of gender-based violence by improving access to support services.

CVF – Choices and Voices Foundation for Women and Girls (Sierra Leone)

Choices and Voices Foundation for Women and Girls (CVF) was set up in response to the rising tide of women’s rights abuses and sexual violence in Sierra Leone.CVF’s mission is to facilitate and expand the range of choices that ultimately safeguard the lives of young women and girls in Sierra Leone, especially pregnant girls and teen mums who are excluded from school and have few viable financial prospects. The goal is to enabling them to thrive with confidence and live in security.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Goal of the cooperation is to establish safe community spaces for girls where matters affecting women’s sexual and reproductive health can be discussed. Activities include the establishment of peer support groups and the facilitation of a coalition of 12 Women Pioneers exercising an influencing role on communities, traditional authorities and law enforcement agencies. Furthermore awareness sessions with health care service providers for greater understanding of support of survivors and facilitation of service providers’ outreach to target areas.

G2G – Girl2Girl Empowerment Movement (Sierra Leone)

Girl2Girl Empowerment Movement's (G2G) mission is to provide a safe space for girls and young women living in slum areas to develop leadership and life skills and to provide access to information and support to become agents of change.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The goal of the cooperation is to empower communities as well as adolescent girls and boys in acting to prevent and minimize sexualized gender based violence (SGBV). Activities include raising awareness to the fact that SGBV is a violation of human rights and a public-health concern. G2G facilitates dialogues with community stakeholders and duty bearers, parents, youth and women’s leaders to discuss SGBV, its harmful effect and to come up with actions to minimize incidences. Additionally it offers trainings for adolescent girls from the G2G network to speak out against SGBV and harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM).

Medica Liberia (Liberia)

Until 2015, medica mondiale Liberia was a country program of medica mondiale. Since 2015, Medica Liberia has been an independent Liberian non-governmental organisation, committed to working towards women’s rights and to prevent violence against women.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The main fields of work are: trauma-sensitive and gender-specific approaches to psycho-social work, healthcare and legal advice for survivors of sexualised and gender-based violence, training for state service providers, and advocacy and public awareness work. The particular strengths of Medica Liberia are its community-oriented approaches and setting up local protection networks to combat violence against women. medica mondiale and Medica Liberia closely cooperate to implement various projects in support of survivors of sexualized violence in Liberia.

WANEP-CI – West Africa Network for Peacebuilding - Côte d’Ivoire (Côte d’Ivoire)

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding - Côte d'Ivoire (WANEP-CI) is part of the regional West African peacebuilding organization WANEP. In one of its five programs (WIPNET – Women in Peacebuilding Network), the network is committed to protecting women, promoting their rights and strengthening their capacity to take an active role in conflict prevention and in leading their communities.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The aim of the cooperation is the renovation of the "peace hut“ (case de la paix) in the Abobo community in the district of Abidjan and the continuation of the offered activities by testing a strategy for the independent financing of the hut. The Abobo peace hut is one of five counseling centers for survivors of gender-based violence.

WEAP-SL – Women Empowerment and Association for Progress (Sierra Leone)

Women Empowerment and Association for Progress – Sierra Leone (WEAP-SL) mission is to promote and protect women and girls socio-economic empowerment, human rights, equal participation in decision-making and political discourse at all levels. WEAP’s mainfocus is the prevention and response to sexual and gender based violence, child protection, livelihood empowerment of women and girls, HIV/AIDS prevention and control and reproductive health rights. Furthermore it focuses on good governance and human rights, peace building, micro-finance and entrepreneurship.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Goal of the project is to work towards sustaining a forum of community debate and demand for holistic prevention and response services to SGBV in the gust of promoting women and girl’s empowerment and protection in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone. The services offered include safety and security of women and girls during police investigations, treatment of women and girls while navigating through justice chain especially in cases of sexualised gender based violence, follow-up on services like medical examination and treatment and prevention engagement with communities, community stakeholders, CSOs and state actors.

Central Africa (Great Lakes Region)

ADDF – Association pour la Défense des Droits de la Femme (DR Congo)

ADDF raises awareness for women's and girls' rights in the environment of schools, monitors violations of women's rights and provides psychosocial support for survivors.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

In collaboration with medica mondiale, ADDF is committed to the prevention and sensitization about sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) in schools, supports girls in reporting SGBV cases and provides psychosocial support for SGBV survivors. The current project covers the cities of Lubero, Beni and Butembo (North Kivu).

AFPDE – Association des Femmes pour la Promotion et le Développement Endogène (DR Congo)

AFPDE encourages women's autonomous efforts to protect and promote their human rights and to improve their social, health, economic and political situation.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

In the current project AFPDE provides medical, psycho-social, socio-economic and legal support to survivors of sexualised gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Walungu area (Kamanyola and Kaniola).

EPF – Ensemble pour la Promotion de la Femme et Famille (DR Congo)

EPF's mission is the promotion of women's and children's rights, poverty alleviation and the promotion of social, health and economic conditions in the living environment of women and children.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The focus of the cooperation with medica mondiale are the medical, psychosocial, socioeconomic, legal support of survivors of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) as well as awareness raising activities in the communities. Women and girls in the Fizi area are to be strengthened in their self-help capacities.

FOWAC – Foundation for Women affected by Conflicts (Uganda)

FOWAC focuses on women's rights, prevention of sexualized violence and support of survivors and socioeconomic empowerment of women.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The current cooperation is aimed at strengthening self-help capacities (establishment and support of solidarity and savings groups, establishment and monitoring of girls' clubs including life skills training, work with parents and teachers, literacy and training courses, psychosocial, medical, legal support), punishment and prevention of sexualized and gender-based violence (advocacy and sensitization measures) and organisational development.

HAM – Haki Amani Na Maendeleo Ya Akina Mama (DR Congo)

The women's rights organisation HAM promotes and protects the rights of women and girls and engages in combating all forms of violence against women and girls.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

In the current project, HAM offers legal and psychosocial support for survivors of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) in the coastal region of Lake Tanganyika in Fizi, South Kivu.

La Floraison (DR Kongo)

La Floraison focuses on gender, women and children's rights, peacebuilding and good governance.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The collaboration with medica mondiale includes psychosocial, socioeconomic support of survivors of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) and the sensitization of authorities and communities. The current project aims to improve the support and protection of SGBV survivors in the areas of Nemba, Katenga, Rubana and the Baraka area.

Maison Marthe Robin pour la vie

At Marthe Robin, pregnant women and girls receive psychosocial and medical support and are socio-economically reintegrated into their communities through income-generating activities.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The current project promotes psychosocial and medical support and socio-economic reintegration of pregnant women and girls.

MEMPROW – Mentoring and Empowerment Programme for Young Women (Uganda)

With the help of the MEMPROW approach, the organisation wants to change the way girls think about themselves through a positive self-evaluation by means of life skill trainings and mentoring. In addition, the organisation aims at transforming the communities, such as schools into supportive violence free environments and at empowering girls and young women with regard to reproductive health.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The current project aims at strengthening and providing psycho-social support for child mothers, girls affected by violence and girls with disabilities as well as raising awareness awareness raising in schools and communities concerning sexualised gender based violence (SGBV). The project location is Parombo Town Council in the Nebbi District in the West Nile region.

MUKENYEZI MENYA (Burundi)

The women's rights organisation MUKENYEZI MENYA works in the areas of economic empowerment of women, medical and psychosocial support for survivors and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The activities of MUKENYEZI MENYA include prevention of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) and assistance to SGBV survivors through community sensitization, especially in schools and through medical, psychosocial, socioeconomic and legal support. The current project focuses on the areas of Maramvya in the Mutimbuzi municipality (Bujumbura province) and of Ruziba in the Kanyosha Mairie district (Bujumbura Mairie province).

Nturengaho (Burundi). Copyright: Nturengaho

Nturengaho (Burundi)

NTURENGAHO is a civil society organisation founded by mothers in 1999 with the mission to promote and support the rights of women and girls as well as children born of rape. The aim is to prevent sexual and gender-based violence against girls and women.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Support of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the province of Mwaro. Improvement of the psycho-social condition of girls and women through psycho-social counselling.

PAIF – Promotion et appui aux initiatives féminines (DR Congo)

The women's rights organisation PAIF focuses on the promotion and protection of women's rights, the support for women and women initiatives in asserting their social, political and economic fundamental rights, the support for survivors of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) and the documentation of violent crimes against women and girls.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The cooperation with medica mondiale includes SGBV prevention, psychosocial, medical, socio-economic and legal support for SGBV survivors and the strengthening of community-based structures (for example youth clubs).

RAPI – Réseau Associatif pour la Psychologie Intégrale (DR Congo)

The focus of RAPI's work is on community sensitization to sexualised gender based violence (SGBV), psychosocial, medical, socioeconomic and legal support for SGBV survivors. RAPI is also commited to raising young people's awareness of reproductive health and re-integrating survivors in their communities.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

Focus of the cooperation with medica mondiale are the medical, psychosocial and socioeconomic support of SGBV survivors, educational reintegration of dropouts and community awareness raising activities. The current project aims to strengthen the self-help abilities of women and girls who are survivors of SGBV.

RFDP – Réseau des Femmes pour les Droits et la Paix (DR Congo)

RFDP is an NGO with focus on the protection and promotion of women's and girls' rights, the socioeconomic empowerment of women and sensitizes communities with regard to prevention of sexualised gender based violence (SGBV) and conflict transformation.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The current collaboration with medica mondiale includes medical, psychosocial support for survivors as well as community sensitization on women's rights and SGBV. RFDP also supports survivors in their social reintegration.

Logo SEVOTA – Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto promotion (Rwanda). Copyright: SEVOTA

SEVOTA – Solidarité pour l’Epanouissement des Veuves et Orphelins visant le Travail et l’Auto promotion (Rwanda)

SEVOTA engages in the promotion of women's and children's rights, as well as the psychosocial support for the survivors of sexualized violence and their children born of rape.

Focus in the cooperation with medica mondiale

The current project with medica mondiale aims at the social integration of survivors of sexualized violence and children born of rape through psycho-social and socio-economic support and community-based educational work. It also focuses on strengthening local psycho-social capacities to help promote peace in the Great Lakes region.

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