Walk In Her Shoes
During the past weeks we have been talking about the importance of cultural relativism vs. universal practices. When talking about safety of low-income-women and girls we wonder what are safety issues that are universal to women from different socio-economic backgrounds and places of origin. At the same time we have discussed the particular issues for women from specific contexts. This game is an incredible tool for building empathy and understand the reality of women from different backgrounds who experience violence.
The game provides a set of personas, for women from different religions, backgrounds and places of origin who are experiencing violence and takes you through their story. I can imagine many other cards being added to this deck. We could exchange them amongst the OpenIDEO community and compare and contrasts reactions to particular stories.