Intergenerational Dialogue - Hewar al-Ajyal

Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC)
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Launched in: 
In 2010 and 2012, Sustainable Democracy Centre (SDC) launched an intergenerational dialogue about the civil war and history in general. Facilitated by SDC’s youth clubs, the workshops targeted parents, teachers and local communities by means of a board game “Corruption” designed to explore different perceptions of historical events (i.e. French mandate, the civil war, etc.). Dialogue sessions took place in Jounieh, Chouf, Marwaniyeh and Mtein. Between 2012 and 2014, more dialogue sessions were carried out in Hadath, Chweifet, Tripoli, and Barja. In addition to students, several sessions targeted journalists, practitioners, foreign workers and artists. These sessions were followed by interviews with selected individuals and practitioners (i.e ex combatants Ziad Saab and Asaad Al-Chaftari). Finally, SDC worked in partnership with War Child Holland and Zoukak on the project ‘Peace Performance’ producing a theatrical performance by Zoukak called Mashra7 Watani (Performance Autopsy) and Jana Jana, which prompted several public discussions about the events of the civil war.
Overall Objective: 
Truth-seeking and right to know
Initiative's Approach: 
Dialogue and Reconciliation
Type of Activity: 
Closed forums
Target Group: 
General public
Geographic Area: 
Mount Lebanon