Tutu and Rigoberta Menchu Tum
eye ndzeye pa enum yi a, na eye barima
Gather the five virtues, then you are a man.
more people know their own rights, and the more they respect
those of others, the better the change that they will
live together in peace. Only when people are educated
about human rights can we hope to prevent human rights
violations, and thus prevent conflict, as well.
Annan, Secretary-General United Nations
History • Language Arts
history the fight for justice has taken many different forms.
Sometimes those attempting to right a wrong have risked
their lives. Other times they have picketed, organized boycotts,
or battled injustices -- whatever form the fight assumes
-- means having the courage to speak up for what we believe
in is right. Drawing on his days in the classrooms and on
the playing fields of Ghana, Kofi Annan, pursues a moral
vision for enforcing world peace. "Se eye ndzeye pa
enum yi a, na eye barima (Gather the five virtues, then
you are a man)." It is those five virtues that have
made him very centered, very secure. The five virtues are
dignity, confidence, courage, compassion, and faith.
Nations Resource Guide
Window on the World
Voices: An Internet Guide for Human Rights Education
Truth to Power
of Peace Lesson Plan