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The EmPower Play Toolkit is a free, open source tool organizations can use to engage adolescent girls in topics around gender-based violence in their communities. This toolkit provides simple, play-based and youth-oriented ways for adolescent girls t

The EmPower Play Toolkit is a free, open source tool organizations can use to engage adolescent girls in topics around gender-based violence in their communities. This toolkit provides simple, play-based and youth-oriented ways for adolescent girls t

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Hi Catherine,
Can you please contact me at s.murray@womenwin.org. We'd love to talk more about this project.
Thank you
Sarah Murray - U.S. Director, Women Win

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Women Win commented on EmPower Play Toolkit

Hi Kavita, we love your idea and would most definitely be open to collaborating on crafting a curriculum. We can even put you in touch with some cutting edge Indian organisations that we work with that could probably provide even more support in terms of developing a context appropriate and effective curriculum. Your work is really inspiring and I feel Women Win could learn a lot from you and the population of young women and girls you reach in one of the world's most vulnerable places.

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Women Win commented on EmPower Play Toolkit

Hi Bidisha, thanks so much for your questions.

Regarding concern 1, yes, we agree that face to face training is important to make sure organisations are implementing the toolkit in a safe way and have the necessary expertise and support to do so. Ideally, we would hold trainings for organisations interested and this is a big consideration for us as we move forward through the pilot phase. However, we also believe at Women Win that tools and resources should be available for the wider global community and that is why we put our tools online and free and open source, so anyone anywhere can access them and learn from them, as well as contribute their expertise to improve the tools themselves. With this said, there will be very clear disclaimers stating the criteria organisations should follow, or the capacities they must have, to implement this toolkit safely and effectively. We do not have resources to travel around the world training every organisation that is interested, however, we have a great network of our own programme partners already working in many of these regions that do have a high capacity to implement various types of programmes and who could conduct regional trainings for us. We love connecting local grassroots organisations within certain regions together because it allows for a lot more sharing of best practices and and builds regional expertise and capacity.

Regarding concern 2, we try very hard to collect local adaptations and innovations for all of our tools through our online platforms. We will do the same with this toolkit. We also will try to reach out to individual organisations to gather these innovations. We are throwing around some other ideas, if funding permits, to hold regional gatherings where organisations connect face to face and share innovations and adaptations. We are also open to other ideas of how to best gather the knowledge and learning of organisations who will be implementing, particularly because internet connections can be problematic in many parts of the world.