INTRODUCTION TO JUNCTURE
JUNCTURE IS AN ADVOCACY SIMULATION SET IN ARUN, AN IMAGINARY DEVELOPING REGION.
If you participate in JUNCTURE, you become an inhabitant of Arun. This means that you have to deal with some of the pressing issues there. Although it is a beautiful region, with plenty of wildlife and 12 months of sunshine, life in Arun is quite difficult. Life expectation in Arun is low, due to poor basic services, diseases and the occasional conflicts. Many people in Arun live in poverty. Consequently, Arun’s youth often drop out of school at a young age, because they have to work to help their families survive. When it comes to issues concerning young people’s sexuality, Arun is facing some major problems. Many people in Arun talk about sex only in a private or religious setting. Sex is not an issue that is publicly discussed in media, politics or schools. Religious leaders play an important role in keeping sex outside the public sphere.
Many young people in Arun do not receive the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their sexuality. Because of this, there is a high number of teenage pregnancies in Arun, which leads to all kinds of health risks and an even higher school drop-out rate. The national government is aware of the problems that Arun faces and urges the regional government of Arun to change the current Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) policies, because other regions have recently shown progress on SRHR issues by doing so.
JUNCTURE OFFERS YOU THE CHANCE TO ACT, REFLECT AND TRY AGAIN.
Become a School Principal, Governor, Religious Leader or Youth Advocate in Arun and try to actively influence the debate and the development and implementation of Arun’s policies. Come up with a good strategy to advocate for your interests and cooperate with other parties to create a better life in Arun for all!
WHY PLAY JUNCTURE?
When you take part in JUNCTURE, you are invited to enter Arun and to become a member of society. You will have to think, speak and act like a School Principal, a Governor or a Religious Leader. Or would you rather be a Youth Advocate, a NGO- or health worker?
- Whichever role you choose, you will have to deal with complex and real life human rights issues, with a special focus on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (SRR).
- Learn to work together with different stakeholders to gain influence, build trust and partnerships.
- Learn to stand up for your rights and to become a human rights advocate. You do not need prior knowledge on SRR in order to participate. JUNCTURE is a perfect tool to gain awareness on SRR issues and to develop lobby and debating skills.
- JUNCTURE can be used as an awareness raising or learning tool, but is also a great teambuilding activity.
At this time we cannot accept any requests to facilitate juncture.