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Life in Lulu: How Can Radio Drama Shift Peoples' Perceptions around Violence and Support Women to Resolve Disputes?

Life in Lulu: How Can Radio Drama Shift Peoples' Perceptions around Violence and Support Women to Resolve Disputes?

  <h4>Research Briefing</h4>
Publication Date
Sunday, November 1, 2020

"Excluding women from decisions that affect their lives, in both the household and wider community, makes them more vulnerable to violence."

This briefing shares the findings of research into the impact of a radio drama, Life in Lulu, which is part a media project being implemented by BBC Media Action in South Sudan. The drama sought to change women's attitudes and inspire female listeners to resolve conflicts non-violently and encourage others to do the same.

As explained in the brief, in many parts of South Sudan, protracted conflict and ethnic tensions have contributed to the fact that violence, including gender-based violence (GBV), has become normalised to resolve disputes at household level and between groups and communities. Research conducted by BBC Media Action also shows that gender norms prevent women from speaking out against violence and being actively involved in decision-making and peacebuilding processes.

  <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/research-briefing-south-sudan-life-in-lulu-nov-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the 11-page brief in PDF format.</a></div>
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BBC Media Action website on April 8 2021. Image credit: BBC Media Action

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