Humans First.

A Peacemaking Project by Megan S.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Nowadays human rights are being discarded all the time and put to the side because of politics, politics has nothing to do with the people we are. Maybe it does have a say in what we believe in, but it doesn't change who we are as people. We should be able to live our lives with the views we have but not let that have a say in how we are treated. This is why I believe we should make a stand against politics and show that we still have our human rights even with the different views each and everyone of us has.

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • Move politics to the side and think of Humans First.

We will increase my / our compassion by...

How will you show courage?

How will you collaborate with others?

We would work with amnesty international and other main Human Rights organisations but also work with politics. Yes, politics even though we want to put them to the side we need the help from them to understand our whole idea of Humans First.

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

Key Steps

Comments:

Fish S. Peace First Staff
1 May 2018 12:49

Hi Megan! Really awesome to see you posting your project. We're excited to help you support human rights!

I'd love to understand more about the problem you want to work on. I totally agree that human rights are being discarded all the time. Where do you see that happening in your community? What are some of the ways people's human rights are violated?

Once we get clear on that, I think the next step is to start talking to folks who are affected by the problem -- and maybe even causing it -- to understand what would fix this culture of disregard for people's human rights. I think that this will help us come up with a concrete solution. Here's a tool to help you with that: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others

By the way - I just wanted to say that I think it's really awesome that you want to work with politicians even though you believe politics is part of the problem - that instinct to cross lines of difference is amazing.

:) Fish  

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
5 July 2018 13:36

Hi Megan,

I hope you're doing well! I wanted to drop by our (new!) project platform and check in about how your project is going--how are you doing with iupdating your project plan? Let me know if you need any help!

I also wanted to let you know about a timeline we have for a UK-specific challenge that's coming up. We'd love to have you involved!

Completion of Understand Phase & Submit Compassionate Insights by 20th July
Submit Project Plan by 17th August
Submit Mini-Grant Application by 31st August
Submit Reflection by 31st October

Let me know if you'd like to know more about the challenge, and if there's anything we can do to help. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Adrian  

Amy T. Peace First Staff
19 July 2018 10:17

Hi Megan,

I hope you're doing well! This is just a reminder to submit your compassionate insight by July 20th to be on track for our UK Challenge. You’ve done incredible work so far; please let us know if we can support if you in any way!

Thanks,
Amy  

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
15 August 2018 9:47

Hi Megan,

How's your project going? Let us know how we can support your work!

Warmly,
Adrian  

Adrian B. Peace First Staff
27 August 2018 15:50

Hi Megan,

I hope that you're doing well. I wanted to check in and encourage you to update your plan soon--the mini-grant application is due at the end of the week to be part of the current UK challenge, and we'd love for you to be a part of it!

Let me know if you have any questions, or if we can help with this process. Looking forward to seeing what's next for your work!

Warmly,
Adrian