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‘Theatre of the Oppressed’: Advancing a human rights based approach to upholding health rights in a Malawian women’s prison.

Chivandikwa, N, Gadama, L, Thakwalakwa, C, Mula, C, Mhango, V, Banda, C, Rosemary, M-G, Kewley, S and Van Hout, MC ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’: Advancing a human rights based approach to upholding health rights in a Malawian women’s prison. Journal of Sustainable Development Africa. ISSN 1520-5509 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Background: People in prison are entitled to the highest attainable standard of health and humane treatment. We report on a Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) performance theatre initiative used as transformative health rights initiative in a female prison in Malawi.
Methods: 40 women prisoners devised a play using TO concepts that depicted health and prison situational injustices. Eight trained male prisoner actors performed these situations, to which the whole prison audience (facilitators, women prisoners, prison officials, policy makers) discussed and generated solutions (n=76). We analysed group work in devising the play, the performance itself, and follow-up discussions with women prisoners and officials, using a thematic analysis.
Results: Three themes emerged; ‘poverty precluding committal and compounding lack of access to the outside world’; ‘pursuit of female dignity and sexual autonomy’, and ‘relational aesthetic/social jusitice’.
Conclusions TO offers an innovative medium to advance and actualize sexual health rights based approaches in prisons.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV8301 Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 11:43
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 11:45
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13581

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