Theater and Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

ICTJ; Nadia Siddiqui
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In Afghanistan, community theater has begun to be used as a method of transitional justice to give victims a voice and create positive impulses for peacebuilding. According to a new briefing paper released by ICTJ, through theater, victims are able to create a “safe space” to discuss experiences of conflict and explore accountability. The main theatrical focus is on dialogue, with the explicit aim of allowing participants to propose solutions, discuss plans for change and train themselves for social action.