Female International Summit (FIS) – NiMSA Nigeria

Name of the activity: Female International Summit (FIS)

Country/NMO: NiMSA Nigeria

Program: Gender-Based Violence

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Female Genital Mutilation

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities)

Problem statement:

According to unicef.org/protection/harmful-practices , some 650 million girls and women around the world today have been married as children and over 200 million have been subjected to FGM.Some societies, FGM goes in hand with child marriage. When they occur, both harmful practices rob girls of their childhood, deny them the chance to determine their own future and threaten the well-being of individuals, families and societies.FIS Intends to tackle these Practices through Education and Advocacy.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Healthcare Students
  • Children
  • Women


Highlight and challenge the harmful gender-based practices that have become stereotypes and norms in the local communities of the participants

Educate participants on Advocacy and the various methods by which young people can advocate against harmful gender-based practices in their local communities.

1.Highlight other areas in which women and girls face inequality and gender injustice in Africa and brainstorm on innovative ideas to proffer solutions to them.

2.Encourage team-work and networking amongst participants by involving them in various group projects and presentations.

3.Engage the participants in advocacy activities against focused gender-based practices in Nigeria through the activism walks and social media platforms.

4.Encourage participation of delegates in case reporting, data collection and analysis of issues affecting women and girls for research purposes, through the scientific conference

5.Build the capacity of participants in soft-skills.

Indicators of Success:

1,2 & 3: testimonies of conference sessions from delegates via social media engagements and quality of information that delegates are able to pass to beneficiaries during the activism walk 

4: group work and presentations in line with the various topics of discuss during the conference.

5: number of delegates willing to participate in activism walk against FGM/C and social media engagements 


Keynote lecture sessions

Parallel sessions

Small working groups/ presentations

Capacity building/soft skills workshop sessions

Vocational skill acquisition

Activism walk against FGM/C

Scientific conference

International trade fair/ beauty festival

Partnership and sponsorship strategies 

Plans for evaluation:

_Surveys to Access knowledge of Participants before and Post Summit.

_Open Discussion with Q&A

_The FIS committee for monitoring and evaluation will be set up to oversee all evaluation process.

External collaborations:

We have not secured any partnership deal yet. However, we look forward to prospective partners and sponsors like; 

United Nations Populations Funds (UNFPA), WHO, IPAS, 

Federal ministry of women affairs

Civil society organizations like Value Female Network, Hacey Health Initiative, Feminist Humanitarian Networks, Marie Stopes e.t.c  

Financial organizations like Sterling bank

Capacity building organizations like SheLeadsAfrica, YALI, ESD global, dkt, e.t.c 


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