Human Rights & Peace
The mission of SCORP is to empower and motivate medical students to actively promote and protect human rights and peace through advocacy, capacity building, and awareness raising, and by supporting the students in carrying out activities and projects that contribute to creating a fair and peaceful world.
- Enhance students knowledge on human rights, peacebuilding, humanitarian response, international humanitarian law and violations of human rights;
- Provide medical students with tools and skills to act according to Human Rights and ethics both in clinical settings and in everyday life;
- Support and create activities, such as campaigns, capacity building, and advocacy, aiming to fulfill the vision of the standing committee;
- Facilitate the Federations policy development on areas related to human rights and peace;
- Provide members with the opportunity to advocate for implementation of policies through inclusion in national and international laws and frameworks;
- Collaborate with relevant partners in the implementation of objectives related to human rights and peace.
Human rights cover a wide range of topics, not the least the right to health, which can be addressed in a variety of ways. SCORP members all over the world conduct activities in many different areas, here we are only naming a few:
- Refugees: In spite of our name change, the work to support refugees and other displaced persons remain a priority within SCORP. In 2014, there were 59 million displaced persons globally, and they face no fewer challenges than 30 years ago.
- Human Rights and Ethics: All of our activities are founded on the Human Rights, but we also try to teach these to other people – children, medical students, the general public – as well as to incorporate them in Medical Education and our profession.
- Disasters: When a disaster strikes, may it be man-made or natural, the affected population tend to become deprived of basic human rights such as food, water, and shelter. This causes suffering that can be alleviated and in some cases prevented.
- Vulnerable Populations: Apart from refugees, we often address for example children, elderly people, people with mental or physical impairments, homeless people and others who often face discrimination, negligence or maltreatment.
MSANC Blue Elephant Project
Blue Elephant Project aims to break small children’s fear from doctors and build trust and confidence within the relationship in between.
To achieve this aim, a pilot kindergarden was selected to be visited by future doctors. To build better trust and show support, the relevant needs of the school were determined to be provided. The event plan was made to initiate with the introduction of doctors and continue with the presentation of basic human health care, getting verbal feedback afterwards making sure that they got over their fears.To conclude the event, predetermined needs of the school and presents were given. Seeing the smile on their faces, warm atmosphere was created.