An animation workshop with students from Saint John’s School Christian Faith Academy was held in Antigua and Barbuda from 10 to 19 May on the theme of domestic and gender violence. The activity was part of the project DECIDES Caribbean and aimed to give young people the opportunity to consider and debate an issue that is prevalent in their day-to-day lives. Led by PDA Films, the workshop was enabled by one of the project partners, Women Against Rape (WAR), and was given to 15 boys and girls aged between 16 and 18. In addition, the trainers gave a masterclass to the authorities and teachers on the workshop methodology, techniques and examples so that local teachers could give the workshop themselves in the future. Together with Interarts and WAR, DECIDES Caribbean involves the Caribbean Women’s Association (CARIWA) and Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Saint Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE). The project is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and supervised by the European Union delegation in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM.

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