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Role play can be a highly effective and respectful means to learning about knowledge and attitudes, while allowing survivors to talk about violence without having to recount personal experiences. See also Interactive drama which can involve using role play as a way to engage different members of a target community.

Example: The Stop Violence Against Women, Break the Silence campaign carried out by the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre in Ghana during the 2007 Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence focused on awareness-raising in rural communities and used role play to assess people’s awareness and knowledge of VAW (Source: Stop the Bus! I Want to Get On campaign: Lessons from campaigns to end violence against women in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana, Womankind, 2008).