Why are you using arts instead of a more traditional approach (like, presentations)?

The Northwest Territories has some very successful sexual health education interventions already. We’ve seen in these workshops that there’s no shortage of knowledge among young women in this age group. We’re trying to go beyond the science and hard facts of sex ed, and open up a dialogue about how this information plays into the day-to-day lives of teens in the North. Drama and the arts allow the participants to explore real-life situations in ways that give them a bit more freedom and anonymity. It also provides them with the opportunity to practice articulating their feelings and choices in a no-pressure environment, strengthening their knowledge and skills to do so in real life.

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