Name of the activity: Deadly Rituals FGM
Program: Gender-Based Violence
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: First-time Activity
Focus area: Female Genital Mutilation
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
According to WHO, more than 200 million women alive have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is a serious and life-threatening injury due to infections and tetanus. The aim of these videoconferences is to provide sufficient information to raise awareness about FGM and to emphasize the violation of human rights; it is important that as future physicians, we empathize and inform ourselves about this issue as “Any action that undermines women’s health is a violation of human rights”.
- General population
Train a minimum of 40 medical students on female genital mutilation, through videoconferences provided by specialized professionals. It will be carried out through two videoconferences on February 6th, 2021 through the YouTube platform of AEMPPI ESPOCH.
To inform a minimum of 40 medical students about female genital mutilation, its incidence worldwide, laws that can protect women who have undergone this practice, consequences that exist in a woman who was mutilated, and the prevention of female genital mutilation, through two videoconferences on February 6th, 2021 with the duration of 1 hour and a half each, through the YouTube platform of AEMPPI ESPOCH.
Communicate to a minimum of 40 medical students on the prevention of female genital mutilation through a videoconference on February 6th, 2021 with the duration of 1 hour through the YouTube platform AEMPPI ESPOCH.
Indicators of Success:
40 medical students nationwide are participating in the project.
At least 80% of participants have an adequate understanding of the global incidence of female genital mutilation, as measured by the number of participants scoring 7/10 or higher on section 3 of the evaluation form.
At least 80% of participants had an adequate understanding of the medical and social consequences of female genital mutilation, as measured by the number of participants scoring 7/10 or higher on section 3 of the evaluation form.
At least 80% of the participants responded that they were comfortable with the project in section 2 of the evaluation form.
Before the project:
-January 22th, 2021: During the week infographics will be made and sent to the participants through the WhatsApp groups. Approval of NORA.
-February 1st, 2021: Start of publicity trough AEMPPI ESPOCH social networks.
-February 6th, 2021: First conference about anthropology of FGM, practices in Latin America, social struggle for its eradication and Women’s Human Rights. Second conference about Female Genital Mutilation, its facts and figures.
-February 6th, 2021: 10 minutes after the end of the project, the post-test link will be sent, which will be available until 11:59 p.m. of the same day and in which participants must obtain 7 points out of 10 to receive their respective certificate.
After the project:
-February 20th, 2021: The respective certificates of both speakers and participants will be sent up to 2 weeks after the presentation.
-February 20th, 2021: Send reports to NORA.
-February 20th, 2021: Delivery of certificates.
Plans for evaluation:
Before the project: In the registration form there will be 5 questions about basic knowledge of female genital mutilation. This link will allow to assess prior knowledge and enroll at least 40 participants.
During the project: Attendance will be taken through Google Forms, which will be sent through the project’s WhatsApp group chat during the theoretical phases.
A space will be enabled for the collection of doubts during the project through WhatsApp and Google Forms.
After the project: An evaluation Google Forms will be sent (section 1: personal data, section 2: feedback and section 3: post-test) to evaluate the knowledge obtained after the two videoconferences.
To be accredited for the certificate, participants must have registered their registration, attendance, and post-test with a minimum score of 7/10.
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