Empowering women and girls through sport and theatre
Running. Sharing experiences. Making theatre.
Run The World helps women and girls take their first steps into running, create a safe environment for sharing experiences and together help them create a piece of theatre from those stories. Participants have full autonomy over their stories and how they are shared thereby, empowering themselves and inspiring others.
We are committed to working with women and girls as it is globally recognised that sport and theatre can be a force to amplify women’s voices, tear down gender barriers, fight discrimination and take a step towards gender equality. We endeavour to use sport and theatre to give women and girls everywhere a chance to experience a full and empowered life.
Ashiana Community Project
Watch and be inspired. Run The World was first commissioned to work with a group of women from Ashiana Community Project in Sparkbrook. Here’s a short video about the project and the audio walk they wanted to create.
You can listen to the audio walk here.
Recent Blog Posts
- We’ve drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories - Today marked the end of my sessions at Ashiana Community Centre and phase one of Run The World. Over the last five months we’ve battled snow, ice, summer storms, drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories. The never-ending bad weather resulted in the project having a few false starts.… Read More »We’ve drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories
- I’m hoping Run The World will chart empowerment, strength and solidarity - Run The World’s first ever project sees me working with women from Ashiana Community Project. Ashiana Community Project is a registered charity based in the heart of Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Ashiana is the Urdu word for nest – a safe nurturing place for growth and development, which is indicative of the approach and atmosphere they have applied here… Read More »I’m hoping Run The World will chart empowerment, strength and solidarity
- Ruksana - So, there’s a stereotype, there’s a runner who is generally six-foot-tall, is a male, really really attractive, all toned, great muscles, just generally very very confident. When actually, runners are mums, runners are women that are really busy, they don’t have the size zero figure, they are absolutely tired, but they are still dedicated. They… Read More »Ruksana
- Nadiya - I think the most fundamental thing that I have learnt through my journey here is…. when women come together, we all have the same insecurities. So I can relate to someone who probably appears really confident, seems to have it all, someone who other women would probably look up to…then there may be a woman… Read More »Nadiya