GIRLS raise awareness on their issues through theatre
May 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Girls lived realities and issues such as bullying and neglect were highlighted in theatre art performances showcased at the USP last week.
The theatre performance, “This is me,” was organised by Fiji Women Rights Movement’s Grow, Inspire, Relate, Lead and Succeed (GIRLS).
The three-year Girls Theatre Programme is targeted at girls aged between 10 and 12.
The program uses innovative approaches like rugby and theatre arts to provide a creative, healthy and safe space for GIRLS to express their issues and concerns.
With guidance from the Moana Loa Performing Arts Group, the GIRLS were able to develop their own script to highlight several themes including bullying, body-image issues and parental neglect.
The theatre performance includes all 17 GIRLS participants as the acting and singing talents.