Creative Workshops with the Older Person Clusters in Olongapo City

“‘Yung pangangailangan ng babae, ‘yung pangangailangan ng lalaki na kailangan mo rin malaman para magkaroon ka ng sapat na pag-unawa tungkol sa pangangailangan ng bawat isa,” one male participant shared during the creative workshops with older persons last November 2022 in Olongapo City.

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS), in partnership with the local government unit of Olongapo City, conducted the creative movement, visual, and life stories workshops with the Older Person Clusters in pursuit of the arts-based research project. The arts-based research project aims to pioneer a more innovative, engaging, and accessible approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention discourse through its feminist arts-based methodology.

This method can be more effective than traditional approaches in recontextualizing SRHR as more than a health and women’s concern and casting it more as a personal issue regardless of social standing and gender, and in producing and helping other organizations produce 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 workshops here.