Pathfinder International, Institute of Reproductive Health, Save the Children

The Gender Roles, Equality and Transformations (GREAT) Project works to improve gender equity and reproductive health in Northern Uganda. GREAT uses radio drama, community mobilization, and small group discussions to promote dialogue and reflection among adolescents, with the goal of facilitating the formation of gender equitable norms and the adoption of attitudes and behaviors which may positively influence health outcomes among boys and girls, aged 10 to 29. The GREAT toolkit was developed as the centerpiece of the project and includes the following materials for use with small groups: activity cards, fact cards, flipbooks, game instructions and question cards, and discussion guides to accompany a year-long radio serial drama. (Scripts, recordings and development process description are available upon request.)

The materials and activities are tailored to the lifecourse and designed to be scalable. The materials were also produced in local languages (Luo and Acholi). This game contains one game board and four sets of game cards, one for each: 1. very young adolescents, 2. older adolescents, 3. newly married and parenting adolescents, and 4. adults. Each game card set has four categories of questions that may help people learn and discuss reproductive health, safety, equality, and being GREAT.