We have produced training resources which use drama activities to promote social change. Based on the narratives collected as part of the Language, Gender and Leadership Network's research, these resources aim to empower women and girls.
Drama training resources
The drama training resources present the experiences of inspirational role models from the project via a range of group activities including role plays, discussions, script-writing and campaign-planning. Participants in the training are provided with narrative case studies and invited to consider the barriers encountered by the role models and how they overcame them.
The resources encourage participants to collaborate to develop their own ideas about how best to identify issues, tackle barriers to equality and empower girls and women in their own communities. Additionally, boys and men participating in the activities are encouraged to consider how the empowerment of girls and women in their communities is beneficial to everybody.
The resources are designed to allow participants to develop their communication, team work and leadership skills.
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the resources include suggested adaptations for educators to make to ensure that training sessions comply with any local Covid-19 restrictions.
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