The project will facilitate workshops for a group of change makers – women from the Masai community who are already role models.
In the workshops we will use journalistic research, process interviews with girls and young women, drama and radio as tools to create a deeper awareness on the links between lack of information about sexual and reproductive health, teenage pregnancies, dropping-out of school, FGM, sexual violence and early forced marriages.
The change makers will first research and learn more about girls’ and women’s situation as well as legal rights according to Kenyan law, the universal declaration of human rights and SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls). The change makers will also through research get a better understanding of how girls and women can seek justice when their rights are violated.
Secondly we will create theatre for the stage and for radio broadcasting, working with devised theatre and improvisational theatre as methods. The research will be used in the theatre work.
The theatre will meet its audiences and will be followed up by workshops and group discussions. The radio drama will be broadcasted in the Ma-language.
Thirdly we will make a documentation (film clips) of our work and spread it in social media in order to create awareness of our work in society at large.