goal 16: PROMOTE PEACEFUL AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDE ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR ALL AND BUILD EFFECTIVE, ACCOUNTABLE AND INCLUSIVE INSTITUTIONS AT ALL LEVELS
TEACHING GLOBAL GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
At age 19, Fish Stark believed that the key to creating a more peaceful generation is student-led peace education. To address this need, Fish and his friends began the Teaching Peace Initiative, a non-profit that trains and empowers high school students across the country to teach non-violence and conflict resolution curricula in middle and elementary schools in their communities. “Everyone is born peaceful,” he states, “but a culture that sends messages that violence is OK turns that initial instinct upside down.” Fish hopes to continue Teaching Peace Initiative’s reworking of the culture of aggression and violence through the further development of his original curriculum and expansion of the program nationally.
To learn more about Fish and the Teaching Peace Initiative, check out the following sources.
TEACHING PEACE INITIATIVE
FISH'S COLUMN FOR THE YALE NEWS
Children's Literature resources
Chocolate The Bitter Truth, BBC Panorama Investigation
Tracing the bitter truth of chocolate and child labour, Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon poses as a cocoa dealer to uncover the extent of child labour in the chocolate trade.
My Fairtrade Adventure
Follow Tayna, a 13 year old student from London as she visits the Dominican Republic to meet cocoa farmers, find out how cocoa is produced and see the impact of Fairtrade.
World Vision Child Labour
This video explores child labour through the personal story of a young Cambodian girl named Pharady. Learn how family debt and poverty have forced her to grow up and bear the burden of family responsibility.
Emmanuel Jal: The music of a war child
For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he's become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life.
ABCs of Child Labor...15 products touched by child labor and child slavery. How many do you use?
Engaging kids tell us about the the wide range of products that 168 million children trapped in child labor produce.
END IT: Shine a Light on Slavery
Slavery still exists. We want every man, woman and child to know that there are 27 million men, women and children, just like them, living in the shadows. Let's shine a light on slavery and END IT.