Example of good practice: National theatre women empowerment programme

The National Theatre and the Gurague Association.
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

Empowering Ethiopian women and increase the gender balance and access to culture, as an audience member and as an artist.

This programme is an illustration of a good practice in terms of implementation of the gender equally strategy, compulsory for every agency in Ethiopia.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

Every Sunday, «Yekaki Wurdot», a contemporary Gurage play about an empowered women who, during Emperor Tweodros period (mid 19 century), was asking for gender equality, is performed in Amharic.

This project is not only promoting women leadership in the content for the play, it also empowers professional women at every level of the production.

During the afternoon, extra shows are often performed with free entrance for targeted audience in the National Theatre (women associations, girl schools...) or at Addis Abeba University in open air.

A one week tour in Debre Zeit, Awasa and Gurage region.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

An increase in the number of women attending the National Theatre and performing Art in general.

A change in the audience perception of women in Ethiopian context.

Enhancing  women performers' experience.

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

The 1.5 million Birr (1 USD is equivalent to 20 odds Birr) overhead cost this program is covered by the Gurague association

Financing by the National theater.

Principales conclusions de la mise en oeuvre de la mesure:

This ongoing programme is a success.  Women audience came with support letters, benefited from the 50% price discuount or even for free.

35 women are working on the project (including directing). The show is one of the most popular in 2014 and since then.

Indicateurs utilisés pour déterminer l’impact:
Number of ticket sold, generated income, number of free tickets , number of performance,  gender balance in the play, general audience satisfaction and Media coverage.
Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels
Arts de la scène
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