(Sagaing Region, Taniatharyi Region, Chin and Mon States)
Coming Myanmar’s election in 2020 is critical to the country’s future stability.Given the magnitude of past violence before elections , the Myanmar population must aware that the next election is possible for such violence through misinformation and scapegoating. As such, holding a peaceful election is a first step in this process.Reflecting PMI’s commitment to promoting public understanding of peaceful alternatives to violent conflict, PMI supported grassroots organizations that employ cost-effective approaches to improving local capacities for dialogue.
As part of its new Peaceful Elections Campaign, which aims to reduce electoral violence, PMI awarded the four grassroots organization from four different states and regions with grants to convene a series of educational theater performances across Myanmar that illuminate common election issues and encourage youth to participate in preventing electoral violence.Performances by grassroot leaders currently took place in Sagaing Region, Taniatharyi Region, Chin and Mon States. Some 5000 people, including more than 3000 women, have already watched these instructive shows. Some performance includes interactive post-performance activities in which audience members devise solutions to common election-related problems.