Creating a space for young women's voices: Using 'participatory video drama' in Uganda
Room 9.11 Social Sciences Building
Leeds Development Studies Seminar Series
Speaker: Louise Waite, School of Geography
This presentation will draw upon research that explored the experiences of young women in relation to sexual health in Uganda with a view to enhancing gender-sensitive strategies.
The phrase 'participatory video drama' has been coined to describe the methodology that the young women participants in the research chose and co-produced with the researchers. The aim of this presentation will be to argue that 'participatory video' (PV) and 'participatory video drama' (PVD) are innovative methodological tools to utilise when working with participants who experience voicelessness in their everyday lives. It will be suggested that the process of PV provides a platform for participants to express their experiences. PVD further creates spaces for the performative exploration of embedded power relations and is therefore informative and has the potential to be transformatory and empowering.
Room 9.11 is on the basement level of the Social Sciences Building.