Gender based violence (GBV) against women and girls has increased all over the world with serious consequences related with their emotional stability and social inclusion. In the same time, initiatives aiming at the prevention of GBV in schools have decreased because of the lockdown and the decrease of physical contact.
Theatre-based methods, even if they have a proved effectiveness in allowing the students to express themselves freely in a safe environment, are used less and less because of the pandemic.
The project is aiming to empower secondary school teachers to organize theatre-based workshops in order to raise awareness related with GBV in physical presence but also online. It is based on participatory theatre techniques which allow the development of empathy and the active involvement of the participants in real life situations, in the context of a safe environment.
In order to achieve this objective, the project is going to develop a handbook in relation with the organization of these workshops with all the necessary information that will allow the independent use of the method from the teachers to their schools.
The project is going to be implemented by a consortium of theatre organizations, academic partners and partners expert in GBV that includes 8 partners from 7 countries all over Europe.