All good things come in threes - third successful elective course on domestic violence at the medical faculty in Münster!

On 19th and 20th of June 2021, IMPRODOVA partners Prof Dr. Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer and M.A. Paulina Juszczyk held the third compulsory elective course for medical students on the topic of "Domestic Violence in an International Context" online. The elective course was designed to be interactive and allowed the 16 students to engage in lively discussions.

The course was based on the training materials provided by the EU project IMPRODOVA ( and the participants developed their own input lectures and case studies, conducted an interview, designed a prevention poster and a training video. A newly introduced topic was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

After the course, the participants stated that they felt more informed about this topic and more confident about communicating with victims. Some of the students will continue to engage on FGM after the elective course.