Hello friends,

 

I  will be working on a research about the life of a Peace workers who  devotes their lives in Peace advoacy,  What drives a Peace worker stays in this field?  Whats in Peace work that made them stay?  Is it for Career or the Passion that motivates them to continue the advocacy.  I am a neophyte in this field, and I am eager to hear your own stories as well; difficulites that about this profession and the fulfilment of one's self as they devote their time, skills and effort just for the name of PEACE WORK.  God bless everyone.

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Hi Pamela,

This sounds like very interesting reearch and much needed. Who is the research for I wonder? A  question came into my mind  immediately when I  read your posting. It was a question that you may wish to ask those who will participate in your research. "Why do you want to be a peace worker?" or " Why are you a peace worker?"

 

Then other questions came into my mind. They were:

1. What are the most significant things you feel you have learned in your role as peacemaker about (a) yourself (b) your interactions with others (c) the context in which your peacemaking effort has been focused?

I hope these might help you in your research.

Good luck

Tony

 

Hello Tony,

 

Thank you so much for your suggestions,, it means a lot to me...actually this my topic for my thesis, I am a student of Conflict and Reconciliation here in the Philippines.  Good luck also to your endeavors and God bless.

 

Pax,

 

Pam

Hi Pam,

 

I have just read your personal biodata on this site and your thesis work sounds great. If you feel I can help you further in any way, please write and ask.

Have a nice evening.

Tony

 

Usually, social activists/advocates (whether working on peace, labour or other social issues) prefer to achieve both passion (work missions) and career (for better socio-economic living conditions). However, it seems to be likely for them that they always get one lose one. 

 

In my opinion, you can learn more similar practices and mindset from other organizations working in related issues in Philippines such as Asia Acts and Visayan Forum. These organizations though mainly deal with human rights, labour, migration and human trafficking but their goals are the same to see people live in a peaceful, safe and harmonious society.

Ok,

i think i am that person who work for peace, in this case working for Peace is not my career is my Passion, i can work for peace when i do not have peace, or can not lead other to find peace,

It is really great to know that you are thinking to bring stories on efforts towards peace building processes. I would like to suggest if you can relate your story on peace building with  the processes addressing problem child labour in carpet sector. The problem of child labour in the carpet sector is higher than any other sector in India. It is due to home based carpet making processes, intergenerational cycle of child labour and poor social economic conditions of the weavers’ community, representing most disadvantaged section of the society. Children’s engagement in home based carpet making processes begins at their formative age of 6-8 years and by the age of adolescence they become full carpet workers at the cost of losing their childhood, aspirations and development at the formative stage of their life. It makes them old and physically weak in their young age only, leading to further engagement of children of their family. It forms never ending continuity of intergenerational cycle of child labour in carpet sector.  

 

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