24 June 2019

The #ENDviolence Youth Manifesto

For far too many students around the world, school is a dangerous place. We asked young people about their experiences with violence in and around schools – and what they feel needs to be done to stop it. The response was overwhelming, with more than a million young people having their say. More than 2 in 3 young people said they worry about…, Overarching principles,   Diversity and tolerance Equality is the foundation of promoting diversity and tolerance in schools. Equality should be taught and demonstrated at home and reinforced in schools. We must recognize that we are all equal. Our differences, including culture, gender, identity, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, race, ethnicity, migration…, We commit,   Being kind We commit to being respectful and careful in how we treat our community and to speak up when it is safe to do so. Kindness is a responsibility that begins with each of us. Reporting violence We commit to breaking taboos and the victimization around reporting violence. We will seek out trusted authorities such as teachers, counsellors…, We demand,   Take us seriously We demand that our parents, guardians, schools as institutions, policymakers, and communities recognize our essence of being, our equality, our right to dignity, our right to exist in harmony in environments that are free of violence in all its forms. We demand that where violence may exist it must be addressed with the…