“I learned that radicalization doesn’t happen after viewing one video or one post online,” said Tracy after our educational training. “Before this, I didn’t know the things I saw online were dangerous. I could have become radicalized myself. Now, I can [see it] and talk to my friends about how to keep themselves safe.”Read More
“I asked my son, Musa, to quickly gather herdsmen and farmers from nearby villages. I pleaded with them not to carry out their plan for revenge. It was unusual for a woman to stand in front of a group of men to make these pleas, and they were resistant at first.”Read More
Zaw Myo*, a tall Buddhist man as full of laughter as he is determination, leads an organization that addresses Dangerous Speech in Myanmar, where the military and extremist groups continue to commit mass atrocities against the Rohingya minority.
As a teacher it is my job to make them care about other people, and to understand that we all have biases that need to be challenged. I let them know it is okay to learn each other’s names and show compassion and empathy for everyone in our school and community.Read More
We fundamentally believe that it is people like us, who are directly involved in and affected by conflict, tension, or negative sentiment, that ultimately have the power and the tools to transform relationships with others since we understand the dynamics in our own conflicts.Read More
“[People] listen to the radio almost like a religion. It influences their thinking, perspectives, and whatever they do. There is a strong link between hate speech and a disposition for violence. If there is hate speech now, it is preparing the community for violence in the future.”Read More
“Many people don’t realize that Rohingya people have their own ideas to protect their communities. They just need support. Nexus is the only organization I know of that is able to reach community members directly with support for their own ideas and projects.”Read More