Name of the activity: Never again…Neither me, nor any other

Country/NMO: Ecuador (AEMPPI-Ecuador)

Program: Gender Based Violence

Contact information: [email protected] 0959747334

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

Never again … neither me nor any other is a project that will be carried out

due to the constant attacks suffered by women in our country. It will be

carried out in two phases:

First Phase: Symposium in which the following topics will be discussed

1. Form against harassment in the UCE.

2. Psychological profile of a violated woman.

3. Psychological help to women who have been violated

4. Statistical data in Ecuador

5. Prevention of situations of violence against women.

6. Empowerment of women.

Second phase: Personal defense.

1. Description of what personal defense means, how to use it and in

what cases.

2. Practical version of personal defense and instruction to the

participants by the instructor who is part of the faculty of physical

education of the University of Ecuador.

3. Advice on personal defense, explanation in which cases it can be

used.

Focus area:

Sexual harassment, Women empowerment

Problem statement:

6 out of 10 women suffer of gender violence in Ecuador. This is the phrase

with which INEC opens the bulletin made in the year 2012. However this

number could have increased because in the last two years the news about

violence against women in the mass media have been more frequent.

We also have to keep in mind that as we are university students, we can’t be

indifferent about the harassment that happen in the classrooms to women

because of some unscrupulous teachers.

Target groups:

Medical students, Other Students

Beneficiaries:

Medical students, Women, Community

Objectives and indicators of success:

Educate and capacitate to a group of 60 students about the importance of

identifying in a good way the possible causes that provoke acts of gender

violence and university and social harassment through a symposium and a

practical teaching of personal defense dictated by professionals. The

symposium is going to be developed in the FCM-UCE postgrad auditorium.

Specific objectives

Instruct people with knowledge of a culture of peace and against gender

violence through an experienced education so that they can transfer what

they have learned and reach more people.

Form groups with attendees and provide three minutes per group for their

participation, where they will talk about three outstanding points dictated in

the conference.

Evaluate the participants through a test through Google Forms where at least

half of the participants achieve 70% of the test.

Methodology:

1. April 05: Diffusion of the publicity through social media.

2. April, 26: First phase of the proyect, theoric phase.

2.1 Formulary against harassment in the UCE

2.2. Psychological profile of a violated women.

2.3 Psychological help to women who has been violated

2.4 Statistics facts in the Ecuador

2.5 Prevention of situations of violence against women.

2.6 Empowerment of the women

3. April, 16: Second phase of the project, practical part:

3.1 Personal defense techniques

3.2 Personal defense practice

Material resources

● Auditorium

● Laptop

● Projector

● Microphone

● Laser pointer

● Snacks for participants

● Drinks for expositors

● Gifts for expositors

● Pens

● Folders

Human resources:

Leaders

● Pablo Godoy

● Victoria Mejía

● Emily Viteri

● Sebastian Ibañez

Coordinators

● Jennifer Acosta

● Luis Vilatuña

Expositors

● Collective Mujeres Universitarias

● Dra. Caroline Boyer

● Dra. Irina Almeida

● Teachers (physical education)

Plans for evaluation:

● Conformation of groups to expose the main ideas at the end of the

theoretical workshop. Three minutes will be given per group for their

participation, in which they will have to expose the outstanding points

treated in the symposium and their criticisms for the project.

● Evaluation prior to sending certificates for participants, with expected

results of at least 75% in 50% of the participants. The evaluation will

be done through Google Forms.