Clean Environment is a Human Right to come

Sadly, during the past century, the environment of planet earth has been attacked. In some places habitats have been destroyed, in many places, irreparable damage has been done to its forests. The overall effect on Earth’s delicate environment has been devastating – particularly since the systems that would help the process of restoring vegetation will […]

Democracy, Responsibility and Peace

Today, the values of democracy, open society, respect for human rights, equality, and my favourite value; dignity, are becoming recognised all over the world as universal values. This is not an education, revolution nor a progression but a realisation of values. To my mind there is an intimate connection between democratic values and the fundamental […]

Improving Observance of Human Rights

Detachment does not mean without compassion. I’m often told I don’t speak up for my own work and my own experiences around the world championing human rights, and there is a reason for this. I aim for detachment. This concept of being detached and non-sentimental or judgemental is something that doesn’t mean uncaring, it means […]

This is how you grow

Some words I put together for a scout leader training project last week. Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. Break your  in-group bias. This is how you see the world. This is […]