Final day of the forum...
It’s our last day together and then sadly we will have to part ways. We began the day with a finishing session for our workshops. Before all of them told us what they have done during the three days we had a short Together Time to exchange and listen to Mary Thomas, UNICEF India gender specialist, and her testimony about gender equality.
The workshops also shared their work with the group.
Workshop 1: Menstruation, let’s not make it a taboo.
Lead by Jonathan Levy and Rejina, a young child right activist who is leading a project to raise awareness about menstruation in her country, Nepal. They learned how to make pads, how to involve boys as well as girls in the project in order to raise awareness on the taboo surrounding menstruation. They also resolved case studies on the topic.
You can find here the work flow of the three days workshops and the powerpoint.
You can also watch the video they used in Day 2.
Workshop 2: Storytelling and triangle drama
Lead by Nik, from Initiatives of Change Sweden, and Vishal, a young Indian boy, the workshop offered the participants to use their imagination and creativity, through storytelling, to tell a message and to tell about yourself. They used examples like testimonies, advocacy for causes like human rights or even conflict resolution. They’ve learned about different types of storytelling and explored their particularities. They went on to use the triangle drama method, an exercise in which they had to tell a story from the point of the victim, the perpetrator and a friend to understand their own reactions, the ways to improve themselves and to resolve a conflit. On Day 3, they focused on advocacy and the participants proposed projects ideas based on what they’ve learned and the theme “Children beyond gender” for the 30 days challenges.
Workshop 3: Creative Media.
Lead by Michelle Canon and Chelsea, a young Filipina activist. The goal of their workshop was to learn how to convey a message through art and to use technological ressources to do it. They learned to use online plateform ot raise awareness about gender issues. This include Padlet, an app which work like a piece of papers. In Day 1 they focus on evaluating spoken poetry and art they could see on the road or in the street. They’ve watched the short film Chelsea made a movie and then went on to do their own video and spoken poetry. On Day 2, participants made their own padlet to get creative there. They played with a video editing app to create their own video and were taught how to make a storyboard. On Day 3, they created a poem on gender issues with the Miro Board where they put images and text to brainstorm.
Watch Chelsea film for the workshop
Workshop 4: Gender Equality
Lead by Angela and Manisha.
Day 1 using see think wonder activity from the design thinking process, the participants studied the case study of malala yousafzai to understand gender based discrimination and later they shared their experiences with gender based biases and stereotypes. On Day 2 they did a self introspection activity to explore the advocates within the participants. They discussed which issues under the topic of gender equality they are passionate about. The participants later did a self portrait defining the qualities they have which makes them a strong child rights advocates. And finally,, on Day 3 they worked on advocacy plans and discussed various challenges/barriers they might face. The workshop ended with a small sharing circle with everyone talking about their role models.
To go further, see the powerpoint used as support for the three day workshop.