Creative Workshop with the Adolescent Cluster in Quezon Province

Last September, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) Project Team conducted its 6th arts-based sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) research workshop with the Adolescent Cluster in Quezon Province. The arts-based research project aims to pioneer a more innovative, engaging, and accessible approach to the SRHR and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention discourse through its arts-based methodology – applying three creative methods: movement, visual, and lifestory sharing as starting point of discussions during the workshops.

The Adolescent Cluster workshop is just one of the nine workshops that the UPCWGS SHE Project Team is conducting under this arts-based SRHR Research. This research aims to recontextualize SRHR as more than a health and women’s concern, going beyond reproduction and family planning, to a broader discourse covering concepts such as pleasure, bodily autonomy, and GBV. The findings of this research will help inform the SHE Project partners and WROs in terms of identifying different approaches in tackling SRHR with their constituents and in producing more effective and engaging knowledge products.

The video highlights were developed and produced by the Feminist Media Lab for the UPCWGS and OXFAM Philippines.

You may view the video highlights of the workshop here.