Women’s project success

We are very proud of the women’s project in Bondurbu village, Bo County.

The women of Bondurbu village with teacher Susan

The women of Bondurbu village with teacher Susan

Following Susan Kargbo’s documentary ‘Abused’, which looked at domestic abuse in the provinces, where the law protects but culture doesn’t, the women in that film asked for lessons in filmmaking and we got funding to train them. These are women with little or no formal education but they learnt quickly.  Susan, assisted by Mohamed Kamara, taught camera, editing and drama techniques and the women made 3 short dramas about sexual health and fistula. They were then screened to local villages and 200-300 people turned out to watch. Because they were made by local people the message was much stronger and these screenings will be continued after the corona virus emergency.

The women now want to form their own media group and we are supporting them to do that. We hope to continue this model in other places.