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HOW COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN TFD FOR GENDER BASED VIOLENCE CHALLENGES PATRIARCHY

BY

Agnes Nthenda

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT- DRAMA SECTION

SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FUFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN HUMANITIES.

26 AUGUST 2013

ABSTRACT This dissertation explores the use of community participation in TfD for Gender based violence in challenging patriarchy. It discusses the idea of TfD and community participation in relation to patriarchy and gender. It also discusses the idea of community participation in relation to TfD, Patriarchy and participation in gender related projects.

The analysis in this dissertation focuses on GEWE project which was carried out by CRECCOM as a form of TfD for gender based violence. I look at field work in research, i conduct the performance analysis of the TfD for gender based violence performance and i conduct the analysis for the whole case study, i provide evidence for gender based violence and patriarchal rule in the community and i analyse the involvement of both men and women in the performance and how this helps in challenging patriarchy.

This dissertation claims that TfD for gender based violence can be used to challenge the idea of patriarchy through community participation. This dissertation shows that the performance space in TfD for gender based violence provides a forum on which men and women can discuss and deal with issues of GBV as well as challenging patriarchy. it shows how the participation of...

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