This paper describes how performing arts play a role in a number of water supply, environmental sanitation and hygiene programmes in India.
|Performing arts, environmental sanitation and gender in India
|Year of Publication
|van Wijk-Sijbesma, CA
|13 p.: 1 tab.
|The Hague, The Netherlands
|entertainments, gender, hygiene, india, programmes, sanitation
This paper describes how performing arts play a role in a number of water supply, environmental sanitation and hygiene programmes in India. The Indian experiences are placed within the wider framework of performing arts for social change in Asia and Africa. It is remarked that most accounts of performing arts for development in these regions are gender-neutral. Some exceptions are presented and compared with the programmes in India. It is suggested that a gender perspective is needed to avoid that performing arts confirm or reinforce existing gender inequalities.