Girls Speak Out Against Gender-based Violence
Art Medium: Theater and Painting
Partner: Ruma Girls Secondary School
Location: Siaya, Kenya
Artist: Nerima Makondo
Gender Based violence is one of the most pervasive yet least visible human rights violations in the world. The girls at our Sauti ya Dada club in Ruma Girls Secondary School in Siaya Kenya delved into this issue in their Creative Advocacy practicums. During the workshops, the girls identified issues such as lack of parental guidance and culture as some of the contributing factors to gender-based violence in their communities.
With the guidance of a local artist, the girls created theater art and painting with educational messages about the negative effects of, and possible solutions to, gender-based violence. The art pieces served to raise awareness of this critical issue amongst their community members, teachers and other fellow students.