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medica Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia
Joined August 2018

A women's rights organization that implements sexual gender based violence prevention/response programs. Main programs include legal/access to justice psychosocial, & reproductive health services.

Presence in: Liberia
Focus: Gender-based violence

medica Liberia’s forerunner, medica mondiale (mm), an international feminist organization based in Cologne, Germany, was called to action in Liberia in 2006, in the aftermath of the violent back-to-back civil conflicts in Liberia which was waged in the period 1989-2003. medica Liberia became a local Liberian owned organization in 2014 and continues to cater to the needs of survivors of sexual sexual gender based violence .

Vision: medica Liberia envisions a just and violence-free society where women and girls live in dignity.

Mission: medica Liberia is a feminist organisation committed to transforming society and supporting women and girls affected by all forms of violence through direct services , capacity development, advocacy and advancement of women’s rights.

 Values: In accomplishing its mission as a feminist organisation, medica Liberia upholds the principles and values of respect, integrity, confidentiality, and solidarity and women centeredness.

Mission Goal: medica Liberia’s mission goal is to end violence against women in Liberia

Medica Liberia contributes to ending violence against women in Liberia through

  • The provision of Direct Support Services (Legal/access to justice, psychosocial and reproductive health )
  • Capacity Development of state sexual gender based violence actors such as health workers, police and court officials.
  • Advocacy and Advancement of Women’s Rights – with focus on influencing the implementation and or development of women rights laws and policies.

mL operates in 5 counties out of Liberia’s 15 counties.

 

People Associated With This Organization

YAH VALLAH PARWON

Liberia  
medica Liberia
Joined August 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Gender-based violence
Yah V. Parwon BSW, LL.B
Lawyer, Feminism and Women’s Right Advocacy best describes my professional journey. I am a Liberian and currently work in Liberia.
I serve as the Advocacy Officer for medica Liberia, a women rights organization providing legal/access to justice, psychosocial and reproductive health services for survivors of Sexual Gender Based Violence in Liberia.
As women’s rights advocate I engage local and national leaders to influence the development and or implementation of women rights laws and policies, provide legal services to survivors of violence and organize advocacy campaigns and activities geared toward behavior change for elimination of Gender Based Violence.

I am a 2015 Hansen Summer Institute Fellow, 2017 Nobel’s Women’s Initiative Sister -To-Sister Mentorship Program Fellow, Member of the Female Lawyers Association of Liberia, Member of the Liberia Feminist Forum and the Co-Founder of Rising Youth Mentorship Initiative a non-profit organization.
YAH VALLAH PARWON is the network champion (main point of contact) for medica Liberia.

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