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Support strategies for women affected by war-related sexualised violence

Support strategies for women affected by war-related sexualised violence

Medica Mondiale is an international non-governmental organization who supports women and girls who have been sexually violated during war and civil conflict. It also provides services for women affected by other forms of gender-based violence in post-war and conflict zones. medica mondiale built and supports women’s psychosocial and counselling and training centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Liberia and DRCongo and supports small scale psychosocial projects for women affected by violence in Cambodia, East Timor, Iraq, Israel, Nepal, Mexico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Turkey and Uganda.

The NGO uses a holistic, multidisciplinary and women-centred approach. Direct services, training of professionals and political lobby and advocacy work for women’s rights are characteristics of medica mondiale’s strategies.

Based on a short presentation of the overall work approach of the organisation the speaker will discuss: 1. evaluation strategies and effects of psychosocial counselling groups for women affected by violence, 2. how to combine income-generating and psychosocial counselling, 3. what means (transitional) justice for women in the context of war-related sexualised violence?

 

Speakers: Karin Griese
Conference: Demo
Areas of Interest / Categories: Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence, Trauma, War

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