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Medica Kosova addresses implementation of National Strategy against Domestic Violence in line with Istanbul Convention

UN Trust Fund established by the UN General Assembly in 1996 as the global inter-agency mechanism to End Violence against Women approved Medica Kosova project on addressing implementation of above Strategy together with women’s organizations from 5 municipalities in Kosovo.

The three-years program is based on measures specified in Kosovo Strategy against Domestic Violence 2016-2020 according to its adopted provisions from Istanbul Convention for strengthening voices of women’s organizations in Gjakova, Deqani, Dragash, Mitrovica and Fushe Kosove to report and advocate on shortcomings of the Strategy implementation.

Trainings to be delivered for 12-15 women’s organizations in the program area are expected to increase their knowledge on Istanbul Convention adopted in the National Strategy and skills in monitoring and addressing its implementation in practice.

The organization started to meet with 5 key NGOs from the covered municipalities in preparing the ground for developing the baseline study and collect data on current situation of survivors of gender-based and domestic violence in the area of service delivery and institutional response.

Medica Kosova achieved to be successful in applying for funds at UNTF among additional 30 organizations throughout the world, out of 1301 applications in 2017-2018.

“Medica Kosova” is established in Aug 1999 and registered as a local NGO since Oct 2003 for improving mental and physical situation of women affected by war and post-war violence. The support consists of psychosocial counseling, legal assistance, provision of agricultural and bee-keeping activities for increasing family incomes, medical care in the center ambulance and the mobile unit traveling to the villages of Dukagjini Region. To this end, the organization implemented over 30 projects providing social and rehabilitation services, reproductive health care, women’s access to properties and other legal rights, and since 2011 access to justice and documentation of war rape.

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