"All humans are members of the same body Created from one essence"

"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Power of Stigma

In schools teachers hear students say, "Sticks and stones can break your bones, but names can never hurt you."

Calling someone a "cheater" can be a form of stigma, a powerful negative social label that radically changes a person's self-concept and social identity.

Once stigmatised, a student may find that friends and legitimate opportunities begin to disappear. Being stigmatized by others students can destroy the life of a student!

"Everyone has the right to be respected
and the responsibility to respect others"

I Power I is a non-profit organisation that finds ways to promote peace, tackle violence, resolve conflict and bullying, and helps with the empowerment of young people.

I Power I has signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I Power I Aims
  • To provide conferences and other arenas for young people to talk and hare their ideas and opinions
  • To ensure that young people are involved in the planning and running of events that are organised for them
  • To support schools and other young people organisations in developing and implementing effective anti-bullying policies
  • To provide appropriate activities including workshops and courses to help young people become more assertive and aware of their individual rights and responsibilities
  • To promote good working practice when working with young people
  • To create partnerships and collaborations that develop and promote anti-bullying activity
  • To create an atmosphere where equal rights prevail
  • To work locally, nationally and internationally

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