Medica Kosova non-governmental organization (NGO)
MEDICA KOSOVA is a NGO that offers interdisciplinary psychosocial, medical and legal services as well as income generating programs for improving the living conditions of war and post-war traumatized women and girls and those with special needs. Medica Kosova plays an important role in shaping gender policy at the local and national level in Kosova and supports research based on its expertise in the field of trauma and the impact of trauma on womens wellbeing. The goal of the organization is to improve the health situation and living conditions of Kosovar women traumatized by war and post-war violence, with special support from women who experienced sexualized violence during the war regardless of their ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. Reducing the symptoms of trauma will enable women to integrate into society.
Our work is based on respect of personal resources of women and girls, inner values and strengths. Women and girls are supported to identify their values and strengthen personal resources for overcoming the stigma related to sexual and gender based violence, challenge cultural and patriarcal hieararchies in reducing barriers to gender equality.
The organization’s mission is improvement of physical, mental health and living conditions of Kosovar women traumatized as a result of experiencing all kinds of violence during and after the war, with special focus on assisting women and girls with hard traumatic symptoms of sexualized violence, regardless from their nationality, religion and sexual orientation. Reduction of symptoms will enable integration of these women in the society.