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|Traditional actors integrate the local police into their performances to encourage local residents to voluntarily hand in their weapons
(above). Hundreds from the surrounding villages gather to watch the
Since 2001, EU ASAC has been supporting the Working Group for Weapons Reduction
in Cambodia (WGWR) and the Cambodian Institute for Human Rights and Development
(CIDH) to implement large scale public performances focusing on the message that
weapons possession has a negative impact on society.
In 2002 and 2003, WGWR held a series of public events during the Water Festival,
the largest public holiday in Cambodia when over two million people come to
Phnom Penh to watch the boat races and celebrate the end of the monsoon season.
Students from the Royal University distribute flyers and hold discussions whilst
traditional theatre and music performers attract large crowds with their
performances centred around the issue of small arms.
WGWR also implement similar activities at provincial level and in 2003 over 15
such events were held.
CIDH also implement traditional theatre performances in remote provinces which
draw crowds of over a thousand in areas where communities do not have access or
resources for entertainment purposes. In 2003, CIDH implemented over 20 such