Empowering Play: Games Tackle Violence Against Women

October 27, 2009 • PMC in the News

Below is a link to an interview with Ann DeMarle from Emergent Media Center. PMC is working with Emergent Media Center and UNFPA to create an electronic game for adolescent boys aimed at preventing violence against women.

What do you want people to know about the project?

Ann: My answer to that is two-fold. One, violence against women is a huge global problem; that’s the most important thing for people to know. Secondly, we’re using a medium,games, that has been labeled as promoting violence, and we’re taking it and applying it in the opposite direction, to create behavior changes to end violence. It’s not as easy to accomplish as I wish it would be.

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