Bullying is our enemy
A Peacemaking Project by Muriel W.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Insight Our action plan will take action on the scourge that is bullying. Bullying can appear under physical,moral and sexual harassment. In recent years, bullying has affected boys physically and girls have been particularly affected by cyber-bullying. Because we are in high school, those situations are even more frequent and may be invisible to our eyes if we don’t pay enough attention. Moreover, it can go further from simple complain to death.In France, bullying concerns 1 student out of 10. In addition, with the recent Weinstein’s affair , we even more felt concerned to reduce this moral prejudice that should not exist in a society of the XXIth century In our school , we have throughout the year some interventions about preventing bullying but we felt obligated to go further and to develop a real campaign about the risks it brings . Additionally, in many cases, the harassers( in 7th grade or 8th grade for example )don’t even know they are hurting someone , they don’t even realise they are destroying someone’s life socially. Humiliation should be known and learnt by everyone in order to prevent it. Our final goal is to free people from this burden and incite them to talk about it . As once said Jean Jacques Rousseau : “Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.”
Our Compassionate Solution:
To solve this injustice of bullying
we will address the harassers and the victims
by making interventions in order to push back the monster of ignorance about bullying and free the "victims" from the burden of talking
5 April 2018 13:20
We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.
If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.
If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for an Accelerator, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can support your project in any way! :)
26 March 2018 20:11
We're excited to hear more about your ideas to address this important injustice! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity -- if you are interested in getting some funding for materials that you need to carry out your project, you can apply for a mini-grant of up to $250.
The deadline to submit your Project Plan and Mini-Grant Application is March 31st if you want to remain eligible to apply to attend a Peace First Accelerator.
As you craft your plan, be sure to consider the feedback we gave you on your compassionate insight, and check out our project planning tools for help turning your insight into a concrete action plan: https://www.peacefirst.org/plan-your-project
Then, through your dashboard you can make any changes you want to make to your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.
Let us know if you have questions. We're looking forward to supporting your project!
6 March 2018 10:36
Merci pour avoir partagé votre projet! We are happy to have you in our community and we are familiar with the amazing work done at LIYLS. I was there last year and saw so many amazing projects led by young people from many different countries.
As part of the Peace First project-making process, we give formal feedback on your compassionate insight. Once your insight is all set, then you can move forward with your mini-grant application if you need funds to help move your idea into action!
I want to give you feedback on your insight:
"To solve this injustice of
we will address
the harassers and the victims
making interventions in order to push back the monster of ignorance about bullying and free the "victims" from the burden of talking"
It is great that the group of young people that you are working with have articulated their insight. One way to make it even stronger is to spend more time thinking about how compassion can be seen as an important way to find a solution. By using compassion, you can see the people bullying others, not as the enemies but actually part of the solution.
I invite your team to read more about this example of a project that used compassion as part of their solution:
The tools that we have, in particular, the "Understand phase" can help the team think a little bit more about how bullies could also be part of the solution. You can download the full teacher guide here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/facilitator-manual
Have a great day!