August – Scene 2
Precious Women: A Play for Five Ladies from Walukuba
A group of three young women and two older women performed a play entitled “Precious Women”. This script was written using the direct words spoken by women across Jinja, who had either shared their stories as part of group discussions or in individual interviews. The play drew attention to the huge distance the community and policy-makers must travel in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
After the play we hosted a panel presentation by Ugandan gender experts and following round-table discussions on how to support women’s rights and empowerment within a sustainable community.
This play has also been performed for Jinja Municipal Council employees at the Town Hall on two occasions.