Research From the Field
In 2009, we went to a remote Tanzanian island to lead a program for adolescent girls. The purpose of the program was to educate girls on their rights and provide them with support in overcoming many of the disparities they face. Theatre of the Oppressed (Boal, 1979), one tool used, was adapted to fit the girls’ needs. It proved to be useful across cultural and language barriers. Programs such as this that empower girls to value themselves and discover solutions to challenges is one way to begin bringing gender equality to the community level. Herein, we discuss the program and lessons learned as graduate students from the West working in a developing country.
Hagues, Rachel and Parker, Hunter
"Girls’ Development in Tanzania: Empowering Girls Through Creative Exploration,"
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 7:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol7/iss2/9