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Decolonising Peace Education in Africa

Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa

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This qualitative project employs different methodologies to engage with the local population in Harar, a city in eastern Ethiopia, to collect data about gender-based violence. The project has used art methods as a dissemination strategy where the topic of gender-based violence was presented to audiences to offer them new ways of thinking about how to avoid such violence. The arts methods included theatre performances in secondary schools and a PhotoVoice activity with an exhibition open to invited guests. There were also multiple workshops with key stakeholders such as teachers and local government officials to create spaces to discuss and raise awareness about gender-based violence in the area. Research data were collected through semi-structured interviews with teachers, health professionals and other stakeholders. Focus group discussions were also used to learn about the scale and forms of gender-based violence.