Creating a Voice for Women in Gulu thru Drama

by Women's Global Empowerment Fund
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Jul 29, 2013

It's On!

moving forward thru dance and theatre
moving forward thru dance and theatre

It's on! Our 6th annual drama festival, Creating a Voice for Women, Kikopo Pa Mon will be held on October 6th. This years theme is: Women, a force for peace security and democracy!

Every year WGEF hosts an important, regional event, elevating women's voices. The festival provides a stigma-free environment in which to talk about sensitive and critical subject matters; promotes unity, team building and offers women the opportunity to be creative and innovative and highlighting the power of theatre and storytelling.

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 is committed to hosting Kikopo Pa Mon annually.

Storytelling, dance and song, is not just entertainment, but an effective way of communication and discussion. WGEF clients work together to create dramas that highlite challenges they face in their lives and communities. Creating a mechanism for conversation and discussion. This relevant mechanism enable women's voices to be elevated, challenging entrenched patriarchy, inequality and injustice.

The event is attended by hundred of people from around the region and country; tribal leaders, elected officials, community leaders and citizens gather to see and listen to women, creating new ways forward and addressing challenges. The performances are inspiring; women begin writing, producing, creating costumes, sets in the summer all leading up to a fantastic and meaningful community, regional event.

I hope you are inspired, and support this important effort. Thank you for your commitment to women's empowerment!

Karen

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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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