The 5Cs Human Rights Theatre Company
The 5 Centuries Human Rights Theatre Group (5Cs) is a Human Rights Theatre
that addresses socially conscious issues affecting the communities in which we live in.
The 5Cs is a women led theatre group that does participatory theatre work
to reach the hearts of people, where real change manifests from.
Through closely working with the communities, we seek to find out what problems they face, be it insecurity, water and sanitation problems, lack of
dispensaries and health care services, HIV /AIDS, reproductive health issues etc., and then we rehearse plays that are specific to that area.
During the performances, members of the community are invited to ask questions or even join the cast on stage.
Community members feel honoured when they see one of their own on stage. Currently, 5Cs is narrowing down to women Issues.
The realisation that women hold up the community, and that through women’s influence
there can be a lot of social changes that benefit the entire community.
The 5Cs being a women led theatre group, is advantaged, and thus makes it easy to reach its target audience.
The 5Cs therefore is largely a group that does theatre for social transformation and realisation.
Among the issues we address currently are, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, Female genital Mutilation (FGM),
Reproductive health education and violence against women, mostly sexual violence that
has since increased in the country and in the Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDP) camps
where most families have taken refuge since the last political unrest that rocked
the country due to disputed general elections presidential results.
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