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Combatting Gender Based Violence: Refugee Women and girls in Turkey

Medica Kosova was participated in the UN Human Rights Thematic Group for 2 days in Ankara where representatives from Finnish, Swedish Government and EU delegations in Turkey spoke about existing service delivery structures among main stakeholders on SGBV prevention and response for refugee women and girls in multiple sectors. The workshop also delivered a number of recommendations on how to improve these services and support refugee women and girls in Turkey and other countries involved in refugee crisis.

Veprore Shehu spoke in the panel about examples of Kosovo best practices in supporting survivors of sexual violence during the war and ways Medica Kosova had approached survivors during the emergency period and immediately after the war.

“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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