Understand: 1-Talking to Others

Part 1: 45 minutes; Part 2: 45 minutes
Recording devices (if applicable)
Research materials: books, articles, etc.

Gather information about how others view your injustice.

Amged A.

July 28, 2019

I would like to know why the role of youth in building peace in their countries is marginalized
Steven D.

May 13, 2019

I would like to know more about plastic pollution
Andrea C.

May 30, 2019

Hi Steven,

I think it would be great to start a discussion with young people working on this topic :) I am sharing some links here:
Dentila G.

May 04, 2019

What do you thinkg about my injustice , Bullying in schools?
Oluwaseyi M.

May 01, 2019

I would like to know what you think about my injustice, Waste pollution?
aya a.

April 11, 2019

what do you about Changing seasons ?
how that affect us ?
and what can we do to solve this problem ?
Andrea C.

April 12, 2019

Hi Aya,

Great questions! Have you discussed these questions with people in your community? Problems can have different solutions from a community to another community. It is a great idea to talk to people in your community to determine solutions that apply specifically to your unique cultural and community context.

Mahasin I.

March 24, 2019

Hello peace makers community,,,, I can't define the specific audience that I shall make my interview with,,,, days are passing and I'm really nervous
Andrea C.

March 25, 2019

Hi Mahasin,

I have a couple of ideas of people/groups you could interview. Are there down syndrome people in your community? you could visit them (make sure to bring an adult with you) and interview them and their families.

You can also interview your teachers and school director to hear their perspective on having students with down syndrome. At your school, you could also interview your classmates and gather their opinion on how they would feel if they have classmates with down syndrome.

Lastly, you could contact organizations in Sudan working with this group. For example:

hind d.

March 13, 2019

Andrea C.

March 13, 2019

Hi Hind, I am so glad you want to solve poverty in your community! Please let us know if you have any question :)
Shyniyah A.

February 22, 2019

Please let me know how you feel about my opinion on my injustice
Andrea C.

February 22, 2019

Hi Shyniyah,

What is the injustice you have decided to solve?

Dentila G.

May 04, 2019

Hello Shyniyah, what's your injustice you have selected?
Jennifer P.

February 16, 2019

Hi... How about giving to the needed? clean and safe environment? Strengths and weakness for the community and the youth?
Andrea C.

February 19, 2019

Hi Jennifer!

Giving to people in need is a great way to be a peacemaker. Many young people are working in these areas. For example, Arthur who is working on sanitation and clean environment https://www.peacefirst.org/project/environmental-sanity-uniben-hostels or Tyler working on the lack of activities in the community center https://www.peacefirst.org/project/white-sulphur-spring-wish-community-center-wss-wish-center

You could mentor incredible young people like Tyler and Arthur! Are you interested in e-mentoring young people making a difference? Volunteer with Peace First! Join a global community of adult mentors supporting powerful young leaders across the globe. Apply by March 1! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/peacefirstmentors

Ahmed A.

February 14, 2019

I have already begun to gather information from people who have suffered from illiteracy in the community in which I live
Andrea C.

February 15, 2019

Hi Ahmed,

This is great! If you took notes, recorded the conversations, or you just had organic conversations; I invite you to analyze all the information that you have gathered and considered it when designing your project.

Michael A.

January 11, 2019

Hello global changemakers and peace makers
Please I need information about how others view my injustice on education against children of impoverished families in low-income communities in Nigeria.
Andrea C.

January 11, 2019

Hi Michael,

How great that you have decided to connect with changemakers using our platform. I suggest that you also interview people in your community since they have more context and are also experiencing the injustice themselves.

You can find more information on how to gather information as well as interviewing best practices by downloading phase 1 of our Peacemaker manual here: file:///Users/andreabcalderon/Downloads/2%20Understand%20-%20Talking%20to%20Others.pdf

Please let me know if you have questions. I am here to help.

Qaozara A.

September 11, 2018

I will like to gather information on how others view my injustice.

Andrea C.

September 11, 2018

Hello Qaozara,

How nice to say hi again! There are different ways to gather information about your project and the topic of sexual abuse. I have sent your project's link to some of our new users; I hope they can interact with you in the comment section of your project!

You can also do other things to gather information:
1. Reach out to the Peace First online community. You can comment on their projects and invite them to visit and comment on your project's page. You can filter projects according to different topics! I am leaving here a link that will take you to projects addressing injustices related to gender https://www.peacefirst.org/projects?issues_injustices%5B0%5D=issues_injustices_facet%3Agender

2. You can look for books, newspaper articles, blogs, and other secondary data sources to gather information on how others see your injustice.

3. Interview members of your community. Peacemaking requires hearing the opinions of the people who will be impacted by these projects!

You can find more information on how to gather information as well as interviewing best practices by downloading phase 1 of our Peacemaker manual here: file:///Users/andreabcalderon/Downloads/2%20Understand%20-%20Talking%20to%20Others.pdf

I hope this helps! Let me know if I can help you with more information.

Ksenia D.

August 05, 2018

Do you agree that some people can suffer from social inequality? It manifests itself when you differ physiologically and mentally. Also different levels of social development can cause injustice in our society.
Inequality and the desire to be main in society can cause dissatisfaction with other people, then to revolution or even war and murdering.
Kenza M.

August 02, 2018

Isn't it a huge injustice seeing women molested harassed in streets with no law banning it ? Isn't it crazy that just because I was created a woman that is thought to be (for them ) more attractive than a man I have to cover my body and hair just not to be harmed or harassed? . In here a woman still has to make a virginity test in order to get married . What is your opinion of a country where people believe that they are superior to each others by heir race, cultural background , langugae or religion ? A nation in which humans are strongly ignorant of humanity and still believe in the race myth ?
Baroudi A.

June 21, 2018

With us to protect street children ??‍?‍?
Jennifer P.

February 16, 2019

I'm a true believer on protecting the youth from the streets and being homeless
Baroudi A.

June 20, 2018

A message to humanity ...
Imagine yourself as a hope maker for a homeless child in the street whose greatest dreams are a warm and clean place
That homeless child in the street is exposed every day to hunger, weakness, fear, pain, illness, ignorance, humiliation, screaming, threats, humiliation and beatings are all things that do not create a healthy human being!
The child who continues to insult and displace him will grow up and become an extremist who threatens his society because he has not found protection, care and supervision
Let us plant a good seed and give it with love and kindness until it bears good fruit.
Imagine goodness and humanity if everyone becomes aware of the importance of social solidarity
Giving without an account will benefit you and benefit from the generosity around you
From our hearts rooting and blooming in our societies because our identity is tender
So please don't forget the children
Help keep them safe, secure and healthy
With us to protect street
Amy T.

June 28, 2018

Hi Baroudi,

That's a beautiful message! We're happy to see you be an active Peacemaker. Please keep us updated on your project and we thank you for the extraordinary work so far! :)

Confidence O.

April 04, 2018

Do you believe high cost of food is part of the reason of hunger globally?
Amani A.

April 04, 2018

Thanks for sharing your question, Confidence! You could use our Problem and Solution Tree to discover the root causes and consequences of Hunger issue and it might guide you to solutions for it: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-2-problem-and-solution-trees
Krishna A.

March 24, 2018

through video clippings about our event

Krishna Amirthalingam
Asset Trust , India
Amani A.

March 26, 2018

We are looking forward to seeing the video, Krishan! I will reach out to you through email. Thanks!
Bahare S.

January 14, 2018

Hi everyone in Peace first. Have you ever come to Iran? What is your opinion about Iran? How do you see it?
If you travelled to Iran before, Is it possible to record a short video and describe your journey?
Amani A.

March 26, 2018

Thanks for being an active peacemaker, Bahare! I am excited for you to be a mentor very soon!
Please keep us updated on your Project.