The More You Know

A Peacemaking Project by Jessica B.

What is the injustice we are solving?

I want to help communities build a bridge with other races and cultures that don’t know they are being wronged and need to change how they are preserved as women. This project would deal with the helping women of all ages and from all backgrounds learn how they can become more self independent and stick up for what they believe in. An example of this would explaining the gender gap to older and younger women. To be more specific my example would deal with my Hispanic mother not know she’s paid less than a man. Due to her growing up in low financial home and working from a young age she was kept out of this information. She knows that if she faces injustices she can stand up for herself because it’s wrong and doesn’t have to be scared of an employer. Nonetheless I know there has to be more women out there who were kept out of empowering/motivating information in their life’s. Come join my project if you’d like help me out!

Comments:

Fish S.
15 January 2018 13:13

Hi Jessica -- sounds awesome! Love your idea to organize others for awareness and action. Do you have a sense of how you want to start -- whether there are issues that you want to focus on, what you want to happen as a result of your awareness-raising (e.g. an advocacy campaign)?

We're happy to help you with every step. Just let us know what you need. You can check out peacefirst.org/resources to find tools that can help you design your campaign.

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:12

Hi Jessica,

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 some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian