Peace and Human Rights Education

Peace and Human Rights Education

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ― Dalai Lama

Through workshops that include games, films, and open discussions, Peace Project Inc. helps young people understand their own essential human rights as well as how they can resolve conflict. We equip them with tools such as negotiation, mediation, and consensus-building, draw inspiration from the great peacemakers of our time, and connect participants’ lives to young people around the world. Working with children and young adults, we frame these issues in accessible, age-appropriate ways that empower participants to make change. By focusing on key figures past and present, from Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai and Aki Ra, we make peace and human rights personal and help young people see their place in history.

Aima Raza has established the Peace and Human Rights Education Pilot. Through this project she is bringing peace and human rights education to the classroom in both the United States and Pakistan. Given this is the space where youth spend a majority of their waking hours, she believes that the world can be remade by teaching our youngest youth respect before they learn to fear “the other”. –  In HUFFPOST (5/9/2017)

Ariel Nessem

Co-Founder, The Pollination Project

 

Build Peace with Us, One Student at a Time.

Collaboration

We work closely with educators and girls around the world to achieve their dreams and realize their full potential. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all model for girls’ empowerment. The challenges girls are facing vary from country to country and from community to community. Therefore, we go back to basics.

Curriculum Development

Our modular curriculum development approach allows teaching faculty to select and include those learning materials into their lesson plans they deem most appropriate to increase the students’ intercultural knowledge within the subjects taught and to build a dynamic, pluricultural curriculum complementing existing state curricula.

Workshops

We organize and facilitate peace education workshops (carefully designed in length and content after extensive needs-assessments meetings with educators) with the goal of transforming children from passive receivers to active change makers.

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