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Theatre program to develop girls

Ioane Burese
Friday, March 01, 2013

TO commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, the Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) will launch its year-long girls theatre program.

A statement quotes an FWRM' official as saying, the program aims to "conduct theatre-based activities to develop young girls' ability to voice their issues".

The program fits into the wider FWRM's Young Women and Leader Program theme of 'Political Participation and Awareness' by encouraging young girls to express their opinions and thoughts from an early age, based on the theory that if they can express themselves about things that matter to them when they are girls, they will go on to be articulate advocates for their rights when they are women.

The statement said the participants would go through a process of storytelling, scripting and acting with the help of community theatre group Women's Action for Change. After a series of rehearsals and camps, the participants will stage a production during the August school holidays which the public could watch.