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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS - INFORM

Virtual Reality Experience &
Making Meaning Workshop

This workshop centred on our Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Virtual Reality 360 film ‘It Stops with Us’, which immerses the viewer into a number of different scenarios depicting the varying themes, issues and concerns around VAWG from the perspective of different characters. The programme is aimed at men across the UK and involves a series of workshops that will promote positive masculinity, disrupt negative stereotypes and empower men to be better upstanders and allies to women and girls.

The viewer is asked to make a series of decisions throughout the piece as they witness acts of VAWG, helping delegates to identify sexual harassment and violence, and introduce the concept of bystander versus upstander.

The virtual reality film is used as the catalyst and initial introduction to VAWG. Following the VR session, delegates experience workshop content designed to derive meaning from the virtual reality experience. The aim is to ensure a deep understanding of the issues covered and help them build awareness to take into the future and into their professional work. 

The Gamechanger INFORM programme is targeted at organisations wishing to deliver theme-specific awareness raising alongside their wider training programmes.

Meet Gamechanger’s Partnerships and Business Development Executive, Juliet Chappell.

Juliet is a trained facilitator with over 10 years of experience in Theatre in Education (actor, writer workshop leader and director). She has a BA Hons in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a BA Hons in Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. She is a qualified TEFL teacher and spent many years working across mainland Europe with a number of English language theatre companies and education providers. Juliet has also worked within the UK as an actor on stage and screen.

Juliet joined Gamechanger at the start of 2024, in a change of role from her career in the NHS. She is looking forward to focusing on business development and partnerships, with the hope of expanding the national provision of Gamechanger’s Impact and Intervention products. She is excited to see the portfolio evolve and is proud to be involved in the company’s mission to reach many vulnerable young people at risk of Child Criminal Exploitation and other major social issues.

Away from work, Juliet enjoys exploring the coast and moorland of her home county of Devon. Aside from hiking and sea swimming, she is interested in travelling, languages, theatre, current affairs and food (cooking and eating!)

Meet Gamechanger’s strategy and financial planning expert Richard Adam.

Richard’s role is to provide financial oversight and strategic support for Gamechanger. 

Richard is a qualified accountant and experienced Director with a background in manufacturing and digital businesses, including shared immersive spaces for education and simulated training environments. Richard is supporting the team with financial and strategic enterprise planning, providing a robust framework and development pathway underpinning the consistent and highest standards of service delivery and client satisfaction now and in the future.