Vision · Mission · Goal
We are Theatre for a Change. We put the voices of women and girls first and enable them to be heard in their families, communities and in the wider world.
Our vision is to see vulnerable and marginalised groups empowered with the knowledge, awareness and skills to positively transform their lives, and the lives of others, at local, national and international levels.
Our mission is to use uniquely active and participatory tools that promote sexual and reproductive health and gender rights.
Our goal is the empowerment of the most vulnerable and marginalised women and girls.
Where we work
Why we exist
Every year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18 – Girls Not Brides, 2018
7.3 million girls become pregnant before the age of 18 each year – Plan International, 2018
120 million girls have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts in their lives. By far the most common perpetrators of sexual violence against girls are current or former husbands, partners or boyfriends – UNICEF, 2014
Women and girls across the world still face multiple barriers to good sexual and reproductive health and gender equality. Theatre for a Change works with groups of women and girls who are at high risk of having poor sexual and reproductive health, and who have limited opportunities to assert their gender and sexual rights.
Our unique approach combining drama and participatory learning brings about sustainable change which can positively transform the lives of our participants – addressing issues they face such as access to education, child marriage, early pregnancy, gender-based violence, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and communication around sexual health.