July 4, 2020
Theater for a Change celebrates International Day of the Girl (11 October)

From the website: "International Day of the Girl is an initiative by the United Nations designed to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

Theater for a Change uses a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to enable women and girls worldwide to find their voice and assert their rights, particularly in their sexual and reproductive health.

In Malawi, our Leave No Girl Behind project has gone from strength to strength with Theatre for a Change-trained facilitators delivering 40 Girls' Clubs to 1,500 marginalised girls. These clubs are designed to provide sexual/reproductive health and rights education and life skills to increase the self-esteem and confidence of girls. In this way, we are helping to address a specific human rights need of girls – the right to education.

In Ghana, our partner the Women of Dignity Alliance – or WODA – has worked alongside the NSPCC to assist some of the most vulnerable trafficked and sexually exploited girls. The team now has the capacity to support vulnerable and sexually exploited girls, and to train other organisations in these approaches.

Our New Partnerships Programme has been in Mozambique recently, where we have been working with VSO to train a core team in the use of our innovative Interactive Radio Drama methodology. This project is focusing on empowering adolescent boys with the attitudes and skills they need to develop positive and healthy masculinities, and to create balance in their relationships with girls."