The Youth Theater for Peace (YTP) programs in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan work to promote sustainable conflict prevention at the community level.
The YTP programs both in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan were found to achieve measurable outcomes in facilitating lasting attitudinal and behavioral changes regarding conflict issues among youth and adult program participants. Furthermore, the programs managed to engage wider community members in the target areas into Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) activities, having influenced somewhat their attitudes and behaviors toward conflict issues. Finally, the programs are in the process of promoting long-term sustainability of the DCT methods, with DCT activities having visible effects on new participants.
Source: USAID, IREX