Youth Against Violence

Organization: Cultural-Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi

Location: Kutaisi, Georgia

Year: 2013

Volunteers of the organization play forum theatre performances on the topic of domestic violence. Within each performance the group plays a few scenes that depict stories from households and at some point they involve the audience into the performance – either in a form of discussions, when the performers ask the audience how the main protagonist should react to the situation, or by involving some of the spectators into the play. Thanks to these performances, this initiative successfully breaks the taboo of domestic violence and gradually changes the belief that what is happening behind the apartment door, is not ventilated outside.

This group also organizes performances at schools, prisons or collective centers (places where refugees from Abkhazia stay).

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