Social exclusion can mean different things to different people. On one hand, social exclusion is being ostracized in your school, family, workplace, or community. On the other hand, social exclusion is being left out or marginalized by society. Both forms devastate lives. WISER is here to change that.
Social inclusion means valuing people and respecting differences. It means honoring everyone's rights and granting full access to shared resources, like health, education and economic markets, so people can meet their basic needs. Social inclusion is on a spectrum with social exclusion on the opposite end.
What if the answers are already out there? There is an impressive body of social science research that could help. We will use the scientific process to understand the psychology of behaviors like inclusion, exclusion and cooperation.
Reports and webinars are great. But learning is best when you are having fun. There is power in sharing information through different art forms. We plan to use short films, comic books, video games, music and other mediums.
We believe in human dignity. We want to create a world where all people are respected and have meaningful opportunity to develop their gifts. That is why we want to get social research to you and Everyday People in your community.
Whether a group of people are withholding important information from a co-worker or blocking a minority group from the voting process - the root behavior is social exclusion. WISER helps communities move from exclusion to inclusion.