Focus area
Purpose
Source
Type
Media
Radio to give a voice to the ones who have been silenced

Refugee Radio was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. It's a charity that supports refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.They have a team of staff who run the projects and a group of refugee volunteers who make it all happen. They run community projects targeting mental health, isolation and social exclusion.

And most importantly, they use radio and music to give a voice to this who do not have one.

Arts
Storytelling for peace: spark the intercultural dialogue with a movie

Founded in 2003, Just Vision is nonpartisan and religiously unaffiliated. They tell the under-documented stories of Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders who work to build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. Just Vision approach goes through award-winning films, digital media and targeted public education campaigns that undermine stereotypes, inspire commitment and galvanize action.

Projects and Programmes
Intercultural dialogue to protect a shared environmental heritage

EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Our primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage. In so doing, they seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in our region. EcoPeace has offices in Amman, Ramallah, and Tel-Aviv.

Projects and Programmes
Creating spaces of dialogue for mutual understanding and trust

'Fostering a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians.'

By encouraging direct contact and deep communication between local communities, ROOTS has seen transformation: stereotypes are replaced by an understanding of the other’s humanity, suffering, needs and roots. This greatly reduces fear and creates appreciation and support for each other. This groundwork of trust, safety and understanding is the foundation of any political solution. The transformation undergone by those who have engaged with Roots has led them from apathy and frustration to responsibility and involvement.

ROOTS runs dialogue groups at least once a week between members of local communities. Aware of the fact that there is great disagreement over many issues - over the facts of the past and the reality of the present; ROOTS has found that effective dialogue is the secure place for argument, and leads to deeper understanding. It is in this space that solutions can be built and actions can be developed.

Media
Telling another story about refugees

Singa France, one of the key grassroots global movements for the inclusion of refugees, has created an online collaborative media, telling stories about the migrants, but from a very different angle: discover the great stories full of solidarity, hope and courage, that aims at changing the tone when talking about refugees and asylum seekers!

#tellitdifferently

Publications
Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where? is an international comparative assessment that provides relevant information for the implementation of future safety audits, and aims to fill a current void. Results are also intended to influence the development of a set of guidelines for local authorities to refer to when considering the use of the women’s safety audit tool. This report examines best practices, local adaptations, positive and negative outcomes and suggestions for future use of the women’s safety audit tool based on a review of the literature as well as surveys and interviews with organizations around the world that have used the tool.

This publication is a tool that enables a critical evaluation of the urban environment while detailing practices that work to build safer environments.

 

Courses / trainings
Writing Peace: how can writing systems support a better understanding of the world around us?

“Writing Peace” is a manual that invites young audiences to discover contemporary writings through the introduction of various languages. Its goal is to make the world appear a little closer and a little more familiar. "Writing Peace" encourages children (ages8 to 14) to become aware of the interdependence of cultures through familiarization with contemporary writing systems, their history, and their borrowings.

The manual contains 24 activity sheets. Each section presents the characters of a writing system, an introductory text and historical background, the word “peace” and the word “hello,” the language(s) attached to the system(s), and an activity whose answers appear at the end of manual.

Six thousand years after the advent of writing, what do we know about others, their systems of thought, and the transcriptions of their writing systems? How can different writing systems contribute to a better understanding of the world and our place within it? By beginning to learn about these writings and their fascinating beauty, the manual connects children to diversity, thus opening their eyes to the concept of peace and our awareness of it.

Media
Generation What Arabic

An online questionnaire to gather information about youth opinions and give them a voice. 

Publications
Philosophy Manual: A South-South Perspective

Through the promotion of South-South intellectual and philosophical dialogue, this manual seeks to encourage the development of diverse views by supporting and promoting the often little-known philosophical traditions of the metaphorical “South”. By providing educational resources aimed at teaching young people about the diversity of philosophical thought, the manual serves as an innovative and high-quality tool for young people in secondary and higher education, and in non-formal education. Further language version (French, Arabic, Spanish) can be found on the website.

Courses / trainings
Compass: Manual for Human Rights Education with Young People

This is a manual for human rights education with young people. Further material available on the website.