ASK: Adress Spot and Combat Domestic Violence

Name of the activity: ASK: Adress Spot and Combat Domestic Violence

Country/NMO: Cyprus (CyMSA)

Program: Gender Based Violence

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.

General description:

ASK: Address spot and combat Domestic Violence is an activity aiming to equip medical students with knowledge and skills to spot potential victims of domestic violence in clinical practice, and to be able to help those victims plan safety. This is done through an interactive non formal education training which explains main forms of domestic violence, the causes and consequences of the phenomenon as well as the communication and practical skills needed to assess and help a victim. The participants are asked to report their impressions from the training as an evaluation tool

Focus area:

Domestic Violence

Problem statement:

The activity focuses on educating and training medical students to recognise the phenomenon as well as potential victims of Domestic Violence and equip them with skills to plan safety for potential victims

Target groups:

Medical students


Medical students, Children, Women, People with disabilities, Elderly people, LGBTQIA+ community

Objectives and indicators of success:

1) To introduce students to the phenomenon of Domestic Violence (Definition, statistics, forms of violence)

2) Recognition of potential forms and vulnerable groups.

3) Understandind of the healthcare professionals role in spotting victims, assessing risk, and planning safety.

°°°°°°°At least 80% of participants should show increased knowledge on the above topics in an evaluation form.


The activity includes a 2,5h training where participants are introduced to the concepts of domestic violence through presentations, role play, brainstorming and other interactive methods

Plans for evaluation:

The activity should have been connected with a pre and post evaluation form that would measure participants knowledge on the topic, however the form was not created correctly . The evaluation results we have is a post activity form shich shows that the participants report increased knowlegde on the topic.

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