Pamodzi PaKazi (Together for Girls)
Community mobilization on the rights of women and girls in Zambia
DURATION: February 1st 2020 – January 31st 2021
PARTNERS Circus Zambia – Zambia
The overall aim of the intervention is to create more awareness among youth and communities in Lusaka (Zambia) on women’s rights; the importance of gender equality and how to use (creative) tools to lobby for equal rights. Objectives of the project are the following: Increased knowledge of women’s rights and local and legal contexts among 616 youth; Increased knowledge of activism and using circus/dance for change (among 16 Circus Zambia (CZ) youth) and increased competence in designing and delivering creative workshops on women’s right; Increased wider local communities’ and local leaders’ women’s rights knowledge as a precursor to gaining their support, and as a building block towards lobby and advocacy for policy change.
Goals of the project will be achieved through the activities in the form of; a women’s rights workshop with the impact on participants in regard to their understanding of women rights; numerous contact moments, meetings and events between community leaders and community with Q and A held; awareness campaign created; and artivism show. The direct target groups of our project are: 16 peer educators (8 females, 8 male) – young Circus Zambia members that have been selected to be young leaders, performers and workshop leaders. During this project they will learn how to use their existing skills to become knowledgeable and able to lead change in their communities. They will receive the intensive workshops from PEPETA and CZ and will use these to create their own workshops which they will deliver to CBO’s. They will also create a show with key messages and be at the forefront of engaging with the community leaders. In addition, they will learn on how to use social media for advocacy and will manage the social media campaign. All of these continued contact moments will ensure they feel engaged with the project and the fact that their peer educators come from their community will possibly lead to engaged sustainable advocacy efforts. Another group is the adults connected to the CBO’s targeted for the workshops, mostly the parents of the youth engaged in the project, as well as other adults connected to the CBO that will participate in a workshop designed by Circus Zambia for adults on gender equality and will be invited to community events and carnival. By engaging them in these activities we ensure that they are supportive of the young people’s advocacy efforts.
TOPICS: Empowerment; Gender Equality; Health Education; Active Citizenship
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong institutions SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals