To ensure that no one should ever have to suffer this kind of violence, we focus on the core of the problem: the belief that one person is worth more than another. We believe that everyone is equal. But when people don’t venture outside of their own circle, they are less open to other perspectives. And when conversation dies down, harmful prejudices grow. Violence becomes imminent. To prevent this, we facilitate and inspire dialogue and create a platform for positive role models. This allows us to change harmful beliefs, make people aware of the other side of the story and to support victims of violence.
Together with local partners, Mensen met een Missie builds bridges between divided groups and communities. We encourage people to reflect on and talk about harmful beliefs and to defuse mutual hate and mistrust. Locally led approaches are central to our way of working, as well as a grassroots focus. We work in 15 countries in in Asia, Africa and Latin America.