We support the behaviour change and advocacy initiatives of other non-profit organisations through training and capacity building.
Our New Partnerships Programme is an international capacity building initiative designed to reach more of the world’s most vulnerable groups of women and girls.
Through developing training partnerships with existing non-profit organisations around the world, we are able to share our proven approach to behaviour change and advocacy and empower communities to have a voice on issues affecting their lives.
Our approach has been developed over the past 16 years working with at risk groups. We now offer an accredited curriculum (OCN London) and a pool of qualified facilitators worldwide, who are trained to deliver the following courses:
Foundations of Behaviour Change: Voice, Body, Space – physical approaches to developing key communication skills and the confidence to use them in challenging contexts.
Behaviour Change in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – practical approaches to developing positive behaviours such as: reducing stigma; developing the confidence to go for an HIV test; and asserting sexual and reproductive health and rights, such as gender equality, the right to use condoms and to get married when and with whom you choose.
Interactive Theatre for Justice – marginalised groups tell their stories of injustice to power holders, and work with them during the performance to create pathways to justice which can be implemented in the community. To learn more about Interactive Theatre for Justice, please click here.
Legislative Theatre – marginalised groups are given a platform to voice their concerns and requests to policy makers and legislators for improved protection and prevention from abuse.
Interactive Radio Drama – marginalised groups devise radio soap operas that involve the audience in trying out different approaches for a positive change in the story live on air – whether that is a change in attitude, behaviour, or in reporting and prosecuting abuses of rights.
Participatory Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation – how to use activities like sculpting, mapping, improvisation and touch tag to measure behaviour and normative change. This course is intended for programme managers, and monitoring and evaluation specialists.
In addition to training in our approach, we also offer technical support to partners in the design, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and management of projects that use the Theatre for a Change methodology.
An integral part of our offer is an approach to development – this approach uses practical techniques for:
Participation – ensuring that the experiences and voices of marginalised groups are front and centre of the process at every stage of the project cycle.
Learning through experience – participants learn by physically experiencing key situations and relationships, and learning is deepened as a result.
Empowerment – giving marginalised groups and individuals confidence and a strong sense of solidarity.
Leadership – empowering participants to challenge harmful social norms and take the lead in their own development.
Impact – working with partners to define impact with target groups, and to measure the outcomes of each project, and how these outcomes can be sustained in the medium to long term.
If your organisation is interested in finding out more, please contact our New Partnerships Programme Manager, Ryan Borcherding, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7970 5658.
“I was very proud of myself; for being firm so that my rights were respected, and for addressing a problem that was affecting me, even though I hesitated in the beginning… I feel equipped with the knowledge and experience now to keep on trying assertive behaviours in my life”