ACT: Violence processing and prevention through empathetic communication and theatre

ACT! is a collaboration between Violence Prevention Network (VPN) in Germany and Zoukak Theatre Company in Lebanon. The one-year project (02/2020-12/2020) was funded by ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (zivik funding scheme) with resources provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The ACT! Project set out to explore the connections of the work between two non-governmental organisations, working in different settings, with many years of experience in their respective fields of work.

This publication conceived as a self-reflection on own practices; as a next step in the discussions with peers that rely on distinct sets of tools: theatre and Nonviolent Communication (also called empathetic communication), which were combined with the exchange and input delivered by Violence Prevention Network and external experts.

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