Medica's research work refers to various thematic areas, contextually related to the idea and vision of Medica, primarily those related to the area of trauma and various forms of violence against women and children, as well as the position of women and children in society and their rights. For almost 26 years of work, Medica Zenica has printed / published over 100 publications, among which books and brochures are thematically related to various professional and other contents, which Medica deals with in the framework of its work and providing psychosocial and health services to its users. In some of them, the results of the research were published, as well as summary analyzes, among which some were done and presented to the public:
Research on the long-term consequences of rape coping strategies for survivors in Bosnia and Herzegovina “We are still alive! "We are wounded, but we are brave and strong!"
Quantitative and qualitative methodology was used during the research. In the first phase, 119 women were contacted in the research, and 51 actively participated in the research. During the research, focus groups were conducted in which non-governmental organizations participated ("Vive žene" Tuzla, United Women Banja Luka, "Budućnost" Modriča, Association of Detainees of BiH - Section of Detainees - Sarajevo, "Women from Una Bihać", "Women - Victims" war ”- Sarajevo).
The research was conducted by "Medica" Zenica in cooperation with Medica Mondiale in the period 2013 and 2014, and the research sought to answer four main questions related to:
1) the consequences of war rape and sexual violence on the lives, health and relationships of survivors;
2) social recognition of women survivors of war rape;
3) coping strategies and sources of resilience in the last 20 years, and
4) the impact of Medica Zenica's support on the lives of survivors.
Evaluation of economic empowerment and educational workshops: research of attitudes towards violence against women among women from rural areas in the area of the City of Zenica
In 2013, "Medica" Zenica completed a research aimed at examining attitudes about violence among women from rural areas, but also evaluating the work of economic and psychosocial empowerment in rural areas that "Medica" Zenica implemented in the period 2009-2012. years. Research instruments were developed by 194 women from 10 rural areas in the municipality of Zenica (Arnauti, Lokvine, Vrselje, Orahovica, Babino, Begov Han, Briznik, Kolići, Smajići, Starina) who completed the program of economic and psychosocial empowerment realized by the Association "Medica" Zenica.
Presentation of the results of the gender sensitive situation analysis of the Social Inclusion of Returnee Women: “Situation Analysis, Employment, Health Care and Social Rights
"Medica" Zenica is in cooperation with the Transcultural, Psychosocial, Educational Foundation (TPO) from Sarajevo, December 9, 2010. The presentation of the results of the Gender Sensitive Situation Analysis "Social Inclusion of Returnee Women" with a focus on "Situational Analysis, Employment, Health Care and Social Rights". The presentation of the results of the Analysis in Zenica was held at the Center for Social Work Zenica in cooperation with CSW Zenica. The presentation was attended by representatives of: Ministry of Labor, Social Policy and Refugees of Ze-do Canton, Municipality of Zenica, Center for Social Work Zenica, JUPPreschool Education, UG Medica Zenica, UG Association of Social Workers of Ze-do Canton, UGU teachers without borders and UG Our Children.
Presentation of the analysis "Social Inclusion of Returnee Women" - Gender Sensitive Analysis of Legal Documents in the Areas of Social and Health Care, Labor and Employment "
Also, in cooperation with the Transcultural, Psychosocial, Educational Foundation (TPO) from Sarajevo, Medica, on December 24, 2010, organized a presentation of the results of the analysis "Social Inclusion of Returnee Women" - Gender Sensitive Analysis of Legal Documents in Social and Health Care, Labor and Employment " by a group of authors from BiH, ie the entities of FBiH and RS. The presentation was attended by representatives of various institutions and non-governmental organizations: Ministry of Labor, Social Policy and Refugees of Ze-do Canton, Municipality of Zenica, Cooperative Service, Employment Service of Ze-do Canton, Pedagogical Institute of Ze-do Canton, Center for Mental Health Zenica, Center for Social Work Zenica, Public Institution for the Treatment of Addiction Ze-do Canton, Public Institution "Home for the Elderly Zenica", NGO "Nasadjeca" Zenica, NGO Center for Free Legal Aid for Women Zenica, UG "Medica" Zenica.
During 2009, Medica in partnership with the NGO "United Women" from Banja Luka conducted a study - Gender responsive budgeting of safe houses in BiH-. Proposals and recommendations with the optimal budget for financing safe houses in BiH are contained in the publication of the same name. In addition, Medica Zenica has made a significant contribution to Amnesty International's research into the situation of survivors of the war in BiH through interviews, questionnaires and participation in meetings. Medica Zenica supported the Medica World Cup (Germany, Cologne) during the research on the status of women / girls survivors of war trauma, mediated in establishing contacts, conducting interviews, translating, supporting survivors and going to the field - in Zavidovići, Vareš, Mostar , and part of the above was realized in Medica itself. Medica mondiale published the research in English and a summary of the research in Bosnian.
"Cross-border cooperation in the prevention of violence against women and children" - Introduction "Cross-border cooperation in the prevention of violence against women and children" - Analysis of national policies of Bosnia and Herzegovina