Creating a Voice for Women in Gulu thru Drama

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund
Oct 10, 2011

Creating a Voice for Women, September 2011

creating a voice for women, dance presentation
creating a voice for women, dance presentation

To address the issue of gender inequality, HIV/AIDS, gender based violence, food security and other issues facing women in northern Uganda, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund hosts a drama competition, Kikopo Pa Mon.  Women in our microfinance program create original plays highlighting their stories using music, drama, and dance. September 2011, WGEF hosted our 4th annual drama event in Gulu, Uganda. The focus this year was land rights and property ownership for women.

Over 150 women participated, presenting dramas, songs, dances, poetry to the community, highlighting the inequity in women's access to land rights and ownership. Hundreds of community members, tribal and political leaders attended creating the opportunity for dialogue and conversation regarding the critical issue of land rights. Although women provide 80-90% of food production and labour, they are excluded from land ownership and property rights, creating food and human insecurity, gender based discrimination and marginalization.

This critical issue of land rights was the perfect subject for the drama event, elevating the issue to the community and regional level and providing a stigma free environment and an effective vehicle to address the challenges. We are now planning for further community forums to continue the dialogue and looking forward to our 5th annual drama event in 2012.

Please enjoy the photos and video clips from Kiko Po Pa Mon!

stage presentation
stage presentation
drama presentation
drama presentation
children watching and seeing what is possible
children watching and seeing what is possible
community forum/dinner before event
community forum/dinner before event



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Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Location: denver, colorado - USA
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Project Leader:
Karen Sugar
Founder and Director
Denver, Colorado Uganda

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