THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) has launched a book entitled ‘Voices of Violence’ in Honiara yesterday evening.
The launching ceremony took place at SIPPA office which kicked off with the screening of a short film, followed by the book launching and tool-kit launch.
The book was authored in both English and pidgin, a collection of firsthand stories of survivors of violence and the women who have taken to the stage to raise awareness about gender violence.
And also this week, the project partners will launch a documentary, shot over two years, which follows the development of the theatre group and their historic journeys within the Solomons, and to the Melanesian festival in Papua New Guinea and the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa.
The project is funded by the European Union, British Council and British High Commission Office in Honiara.
It is delivered by the British Council and SIPPA, with theatre experts from the Conch (wellington, NZ) led by Nina Nawalowalo.
The book is filled with stories of the women who join the Stages of Change theatre group for over two years.
Meanwhile, the project is due to end at the beginning of March, the partners are working with the Solomon Islands government and civil organisations to ensure sustainability of the theatre group which is the first of its kind in the Solomon Islands.
By TRIXIE CARTER