Challenges stigma

Peer work is an instant challenge to stigma and discrimination. From voluntary peer involvement in a service delivery up to high-level advocacy, it is a direct challenge to the numerous formal processes that exclude people from mainstream life.

Peer work directly addresses the stigmatisation, discrimination and marginalisation of vulnerable populations.  It simply shows a completely different reality.  It is based on people’s experiences and existing capacity, rather than their limitations, needs and problems. Peer work is a clear demonstration of ‘the power of peer’