Vanessa Higa, Fundraising Officer

On Stage Project

The Movimento República de Emaús – MRE (Emmaus Republic Movement) uses the stage to raise awareness of the fight against sexual violence, in schools within the metropolitan area of Belém, Pará. During the first semester, the organization worked with 34 girls from 12 to 17 years of age, producing a play that addresses the issue. The adolescents participated in the creation of the play and the production, developing a critical eye regarding the sexual violence problem. In the next months, they will perform the play in city and state schools in the region. The goal is to show, in a friendly way, the state and city schools’ students of the same age as the young actresses, how to act against and report sexual violence.