What We Do
All the content you find here was produced by students who have been using their creativity to challenge hate on the internet. Our activities are developed in partnership with universities and high schools.
We improve communication skills and provide undergraduate and Masters students with tools necessary to deconstruct myths that lead to hate. Besides cultivating critical thinking, Words Heal the World also provides students with a sense of belonging because they become part of a larger community. In this sense, Words Heal brings together students from different cultures, backgrounds, ages, gender, religions and give them sense of purpose insofar they start feeling they can effectively lead change towards a peaceful world.
Currently, we work in partnership with 3 universities:
- University of Westminster and University of East London (UK)
- UFRJ (Brazil)
Students from these universities are encouraged to write articles, make videos, develop social media campaigns, produce short documentaries, and do anything their creativity suggests to challenge Islamophobia, xenophobia, jihadism, antisemitism, racism, religious intolerance towards African religions, sexism, and homophobia.
If you want to bring your students on board, please, contact us: [email protected]
Although undergraduate and Masters students are our main producers of content to challenge hate, we have also started delivering workshops in high schools to empower youth and inspire them to use their creativity to come up with ideas to challenge different types of extremism.
During our workshops, students feel they can make a difference in our society, and they irradiate this feeling among their friends and community, inspiring more and more people to use social media for peace. The ideas presented are so amazing that some of them we have implemented, shaping what we call the VIRTUOUS CIRCLE OF PEACE.
Are you interested in developing one of these activities at your university or High School? Let us know! Send an email to [email protected]
Each of us can use social media and together we can heal our world!