“Yung pinaka-paborito ko po ay yung malaman kung paano mag-handle ng emotion, kung paano po i-express ang sarili gamit po ang action or movement na ginagawa namin at natutunan. Yun po yung tumatak sa akin,” Jacquilyn, a young Ati woman, shared her experience after going through the creative movement.
Last 31 March to 2 April 2023, the University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) conducted creative movement, visual, and life stories workshops with the indigenous people (IP) cluster in pursuit of the arts-based research project.
The arts-based research project aims to pioneer a more innovative, engaging, and accessible approach to the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention discourse through its arts-based methodology, while also widening the constituency for advocacy by drawing on the feminist standpoint epistemology to find approaches appropriate for sectors with different perspectives.
The video highlights were developed and produced by the Feminist Media Lab for the UPCWGS and OXFAM Pilipinas.
You may view the video highlights of the workshops here.