Victory Over Violence – IFMSA-Iraq

Name of the activity: Victory Over Violence

Country/NMO: IFMSA-Iraq

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, Women Empowerment, Domestic Violence, Honor Killing, Sexual Exploitation and Rape, Early and Forced Marriages, support gender base violence survival and advocacy for gender quality 

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

Problem statement:

In Iraq, almost 1.32 million people are estimated to be at risk of different forms of gender-based violence and more than 75% of them are women and adolescent girls.Gender-Based Violence has been a major issue that has high prevalence rates in our country in different shapes and forms that mainly affects women and children. Due to their essential role, Health care providers are the ones who are faced with many challenges in terms of dealing with GBV issues.

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students


  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Children
  • Women


For Goal 1:

  1. To provide training for 60 future healthcare providers from 7 different LCs on the necessary skills and tools to perform first aid for GBV survivors between the 1st of February to the 30th of April.
  2. to equipped 60 participant from 7 diffrent LCs with necessary tools to start advocacy initiatives on ending GBV among the general population.

For Goal 2:

  1. To provide awareness sessions to 100 participants from 7 LCs on the forms of Gender-based Violence in our society between the 25th of January to the 30th of April.

Indicators of Success:

For Goal 1 Objective 1:

Having at least 50 participants from 5 different LCs.

At least 75% of participants are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to perform first aid for GBV survivors. (filled evaluation forms).

For Goal 1 Objective 2:

At least 75% of participants are equipped with knowledge and skills, as well as feel motivated to work on raising awareness and advocacy initiatives within their LCs on ending GBV.  (filled evaluation forms).

For Goal 2 Objective 1:

Having at least 70 participants from 6 different LCs.

At least 75% of participants have obtained proficient information about the forms of Gender-based Violence in our society.


3 days national festival (3 hours daily)open call and selecting coordinator ,ST and SP (15.05.2021-21.05.2021)Preparing Sessions’ outlines (22.05.2021-2.06.2021)Preparation for Logistics and promotion (22.05.2021-2.06.2021)Open call and selecting participants (27.05.2021-01.06.2021)Workshop: First two days hosting parallel sessions providing multiple options for participants and ensuring sessions will host a maximum of30 participants. (3rd and 4th of June)Day 3 will provide (Advocacy and Psychological first Aids) (5th of June)There will be 2 facilitators for each session and 1 Support Person to monitor the participants’ engagement Preparation and sharing of the sessions’ outlines with LC team.VOV sessions delivered across the NMO.The workshop will be 3hours:1st hour: SCORA and gender-based violence introduction.2&3nd hour: interactive breakout rooms on 3 topics of GBV. general population sessions.The session will be delivered in online and physical settings according to lcs situation.

Plans for evaluation:

Pre-evaluation: before each workshop, google forms 

Formative assessment: before each session, orally by facilitators

Summative assessment: after each session, Quiz via the Quizzes app

Post-evaluation: after each workshop, google forms.

Process evaluation: Use a scoring system to monitor member engagement and participation throughout the various online activities within the workshops.

Outcomes Evaluation: Each workshop session team had an OLM with the activity coordinators to evaluate the outcomes of their respective workshops and the feedback of the participants and to make sure that the objectives were met

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