Medica Kosova non-governmental organization (NGO)
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.
We provide services that aim at personal empowerment of women and girls who experienced sexual and gender based violence during and after the war for restoring their dignity and increasing their social and political participation in the society. Empowerment programs include rehabilitiation through psycho-social counselling and support for imporving their mental health situation; primary medical care through gynological services and education; legal counselling and concrete aid for achieving their property and other legal rights; capacity building and education on gender equality and public participation; development of income generating activities in sector of agriculture and proffesional and political lobby for influencing public policies in improving the situation of survivors and victims of war and post-war violence.