Creating a Voice for Women in Gulu thru Drama

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund
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Sep 18, 2012

Kikopo Pa Mon Gulu September 2012

Scene from 2011 Drama Festival
Scene from 2011 Drama Festival

To address the issue of inequality, HIV/AIDS, gender based violence, food security, land rights and other issues facing women in northern Uganda, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund hosts a drama festival, Kikopo Pa Mon.  Women in our microfinance program create original plays highlighting their stories using music, drama, and dance.

The festival provides a stigma-free environment in which to talk about sensitive subject matters; promoted unity and team building; and offered women the opportunity to be creative and innovative and highlights the power of theatre.

By encouraging the idea of traditional music, dance, and drama in the local language, the culture of the area would be preserved, and the relevance of these issues to the community would be elevated. Due to the positive response and overwhelming success of the event, Women’s Global will host Kikopo Pa Mon annually.

October 6th we will host our 5th annual festival; this year's theme: The Role of Women in Peace building and Development in Northern Uganda.

 

 

 

Bow and Arrow 2011
Bow and Arrow 2011
Dance with Hatchets 2011
Dance with Hatchets 2011
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Women's Global Empowerment Fund

Location: denver, colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wgefund.org
Project Leader:
Karen Sugar
Founder and Director
Denver, Colorado Uganda

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