Panel discussion; Elimination of violence against women – NiMSA Nigeria

Name of the activity: Panel discussion; Elimination of violence against women 

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: Capacity Building

Focus area: Domestic Violence

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

Problem statement:

Globally, 35% of women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. Given the increase in reports of GBV, ensuring that the community at large is made aware of the effects of GBV on our women and girls, women and girls can access GBV support services remains a critical and lifesaving activity, at the same time, maintaining the sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing of GBV victims and population at risk is of utmost priority.

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Women


  • Children
  • Women


Our goal is to see to it that about 80% of the participants(general population) are equipped thoroughly with the right knowledge regarding Gender Based Violence within the two hours of the discussion

-To increase the knowledge of attendees on the rights of women, how to protect them and the victims of violence by a 2 hour panel discussion conducted online.

-To improve the attitudes of medical students/general population of cultural norms, stereotypes and prejudices against women and their contribution to gender-based violence by a 2 hour panel discussion conducted online.

Indicators of Success:

At least 80% of the participants have increased knowledge of gender based violence

– At least 60% of the paticipants of the webinar can confidently speak and answer questions on gender based violence

– At least 80% of the participants (medical students) are able to properly discuss the medical and psychological implications of gender based violence.

– At least 80% of the participants (general population) begin to correct the prejudices and social norms surrounding gender based violence.


The preparations for the activity began on 2nd November, 2021 with an organizing committee of 4 people

– The date for the panel discussion was fixed (20th November), the preferred platform (zoom) and the speakers were all agreed on.

– the panelists and were informed about the activity, the goals and every other relevant information.

– The flier for publicity was ready on 14th November, this gave us a time frame of 6 days for maximum publicity.

– the organizing committee discussed on the questions to ask on each of the panelists. These were decided based on the uniqueness of the academic and professional background of each panelist.

– The panel discussion took place on 20th November for 2 hours 30 minutes with over 100 active participants on zoom. Majority of the participants were medical students.

– After the panelists exhausted the discussions on the topic, a questions and answers session was conducted.

– Attendance of all active participants was taken throughout the session.

Plans for evaluation:

pre evaluation forms and post evaluation forms were filled by participants to test their knowledge before and after the session.

-plans are ongoing to interview those who participated in the session to know how much information they retained and are able to give out.

-pictorial evidence of events and recorded testimonials from the participants, screenshots of the participants’ various reactions are all available.

External collaborations:

Four panelists provided information, resources and statistics 

1) Dr Ibrahim Banaru – senior registrar, department of family medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital, Shika, Kaduna state, Nigeria.

2) Enitan Oluwa Sophie- founder, Nantineee Empowerment for Sustainable Impact Initiative 

3) Dr Anthony Adam Dabban – NiMSA SCORA director, 2019.

4) Titilola Vivour Adeniyi – a lawyer and secretary of the Lagos state domestic violence and sexual violence response agency


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