Preventing Sexual Violence

GoalTo create awareness about and promote advocacy for preventing sexual violence, by using an arts-based approach, specifically Applied Theatre and Theatre for Development (TfD) techniques.

Rationale

The general conclusion is that the problem of gender-based violence in the Caribbean, which includes sexual violence, “is serious, growing, and probably quite widespread” (LeFranc and Rock (2002), as cited in Kempadoo, 2009). The slow process by which justice systems either change or implement change, coupled with the lack of enough statistics or research evidence to justify the spending of limited funds on interventions, treatment or programs, leaves potential victims with little choice. This training, seeks to explore innovative tactics which help individuals and groups take responsibility or control over preventing victimisation or attacks.

Objectives

At the end of the workshop:

  • Participants will be able to define key terms related to masculinities, femininities, gender and sexual violence
  • Participants will be aware of the following: statistical data; the main issues to be addressed in Tobago; agencies and institutions that focus on sexual violence in Tobago
  • Participants will be able to identify the ways in which social constructs of masculinities and femininities are harmful or work against well-being
  • Participants will be able to identify forms of sexual violence in order to prevent it from occurring or to be able to give the appropriate support needed to those involved

Myths Debunked!

  • Find out if sexual assaults are provoke because of a victim’s sexual expressions or provocative attire
  • Is it true that men cannot be raped by women.

Length of Workshop

3 Whole Days Sessions (4 hours per day)

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