The Interagency Gender Working Group with StoryCenter Presents
Webinar: Using Storytelling and Participatory Media to Support Gender Equality and Reproductive Health Outcomes
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
For the past 15 years, StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks initiative has developed and refined unique methods for surfacing powerful, first-person stories and positions them as tools for education and training, community mobilization, and policy advocacy for improved reproductive health and gender equality.
This webinar explored the use of project case-studies to illustrate how storytelling can be used in the family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) context to engage local community members as storytellers and advocates; challenge unhealthy gender norms; and promote the adoption of healthy, gender equitable behaviors and policies.
This webinar helped participants:
- Describe key elements of a successful, community-based model integrating personal storytelling and participatory media;
- Understand how this model can encourage dialogue around gender-issues that influence FP/RH outcomes such as gender-based violence, engaging men, and supporting individuals and couples to make and carry out their reproductive intentions;
- Identify how sharing stories at different levels of the social-ecological model for public health can effect change; and
- Learn about key steps and resources required to develop effective storytelling and participatory media projects.
Thank you for attending!