Lost in disasters – IMSA-Iran

Name of the activity: Lost in disasters

Country/NMO: IMSA-Iran

Program: Emergency, Disaster Risk & Humanitarian Action

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

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Capacity Building

Focus area: Disaster resilience (including prevention, preparedness and response), Access to care in disaster/emergency contexts, Populations in emergency, disaster and post-disaster settings

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Problem statement:

Gender-based violence (GBV) is any act or threat of harm inflicted on a person because of their gender. Specific factors which can facilitate increased rates of GBV during a disaster. The Islamic Republic of Iran is situated in south-west Asia and located on the world dry belt. Due to its location, Iran is a disaster-prone country. In this workshop, we try to educate medical students to advocated in GBV during disasters.

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students


  • Other Students
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Women


1-To increase knowledge about gender discrimination and gender-based violence during disasters by holding 6 sessions between 19-24 April for 20-30 ifmsa members in Zoom platform

2-To help the participants develop advocacy to design and implement projects about mentioned topics by holding 6 sessions between 19-24 April for 20-30 members in Zoom platform

3-To increased group working and intracomitee collaboration between SCORA and SCORP members and help members to create useful networking for future cooperation by holding a teamworking social session between 19-24 April for 20-30 members in Zoom platform

Indicators of Success:

– increase in knowledge related to topics 

At least 75% of the participants identify at least 60% increase in knowledge between pre and post-assessments (with google form)       

-Participants are able to implement advocacy actions and projects at the local or national level. At least 75% of participants develop action plans in related topics during the working spaces.At least 40% of the participants enroll an advocacy initiative under the GBV  or EDRHA Program within 6 months after the workshop.       

-Participants are able to establish connections between SCORP/SCORA committee members and international connections between members

At least 30% of the participants participate or enroll in national projects between SCORP/SCORA

At least 10% of participants report participation or enrolment an international projects between members


Phase zero: The SWG will take part in the brainstorming.Phase one: Proposal writing and Submitting and Request for trainers  by IMSA-Iran TO related positions.

Call foe support team and distributing tasks. Sensitization will be done. the knowledge of the participants regarding each topic will be assessed by Pre-session Evaluation form via Google form.Phase Two:6 online sessions regarding the definition of GBV during disasters, history of GBV during disasters , advocacy, project design and collaboration between SCORA and SCORP, the social event with the method of storytelling  will be held for two hours.

Phase three: The session materials will be shared with the participants 2 weeks after the workshop completion.Participants’ certificates will be issued to those who have successfully completed all of the sessions.different teaching and learning methodologies such as Presentations ,Problem-based learning ,Brainstorming sessions and small group discussions.

Plans for evaluation:

For all objectives pre and post_test with google form will be used as an assessment tool of the progress and special needs of the participants. the knowledge of the participants regarding each topic will be assessed by Pre-session Evaluation form via Google form and the outcomes will be asses by comparing to post-session evaluations. and also be in contact with IMSA-Iran NORA and NORP to  how many activity in related topics will be coordinated in the next 6 month.

External collaborations:


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