V2V workshop (Violence to Victory) – NiMSA Nigeria

Name of the activity: V2V workshop (Violence to Victory)

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:

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical abuse in her lifetime. Victims of violence can suffer forced and unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, traumatic fistula, STD’s, self- harm, depression, substance abuse, PTSD. In Nigeria, violence against women is pervasive as cultural values and norms condone and reinforce practices against women.

Target groups:

  • Medical students


  • General population
  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Youth
  • Women
  • People with disabilities


1)provide a safe space for medical students to discuss and air their views and opinions about the general concept of Gender Based Violence.

2)To achieve an increased knowledge about gender discrimination and Gender Based Violence of participants.

3)To educate participants on the situation of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria and the roles of medical students/future healthcare professionals to end it.

4)To help the participants develop programs/projects to design and implement about the various sub-topics covered during the workshop.

Indicators of Success:

1a) At least 95% of the participants are able to discuss the outlook of Gender Based Violence in their respective communities.

2a) At least 90% of the participants can explain the concept of Gender Based Violence, its forms and consequences correctly.

3a) At least 90% of the participants can identify two ways in which medical students can be a part of the advocacy efforts and response to mitigate Gender Based Violence in the post evaluation form.

3b) At least 90% of the participants can identify and describe the state of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria and give reasons as to why we are in the current situation.

4a) At least 80% of the participants engage in open space discussions on the topic and collaborate on projects to increase awareness about Gender Based Violence in their communities.

4b) At least 90% of the participants give a feedback of and increased understanding, knowledge and counselling skills around the topic.


There will be a call for participants, screening and selection of participants, a meeting with the facilitators to discuss the goals and then the workshop proper.

The sessions will be delivered using various techniques that will engage the participants and make them to be as interactive a possible. Breakout rooms, small working groups, assignments, videos, case studies, written presentations should be included and any other ideas that will increase the participants interest, motivate them and foster team building.

Plans for evaluation:

Google forms

– Pre-evaluation form – This will asses the level of understanding of the topic

before the workshop sessions.

– Post-evaluation form – This will assess the level of understanding of the

topic, possible ways medical students can help in advocacy for GBV victims and general feedback of the sessions after the workshop (How was the experience and the materials, have they learnt any new thing they can implement, level of confidence to start up a project in line with all they have Learnt)

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