Jai Jagat Campaign:

Large-scale awareness generation: This is a four-year program of building awareness. In 2016 there is an international women’s conference. In 2017 training will take place in 14 countries by an Indian team. In 2018 an emphasis on an international conference on the nonviolent economy and 2019, a celebration of Gandhi’s 150th Birth Centenary. In 2020 is a march to Geneva from India.

Training of youth: The New Generation Training in India. It will cover all India and strengthen youth in 500 districts. Another part of the learning space is training activists in nonviolent social action and social movement building. This involves the training of activists in techniques and tools for remaining nonviolent in the face of state or other forms of violence.

Training of youth (different countries): There will be an effort to take up training in a number of other countries, especially when requested. This is to bring to the fore the importance of advocating for nonviolence in development and using dialogue as a method of persuasion.

Nonviolent mobilization of youth for the marginalized: It is planned that there will be national actions in many countries in 2019 and 2020 to identify how to upscale micro actions and micro economies. In India, it is planned that one million people will stand up.

Global advocacy: This revolves in the lead up to the Geneva Action in 2020 when various policy papers and advocacy efforts will take place from 2018 onwards.

Training and Learning Nonviolence:

  • Yearlong Diploma Program
  • Short courses
  • Peace Education
    • Kulandaisamy’ work on SWA (To be given)
    • PEHRLE project (To be given)

Establishing a Nonviolent Economy in your Location

To be conscious from where produce/products/labour originates, its impact on the earth and resources. Some of the aspects of a nonviolent economy may include:

  • Looking at the whole chain of production and consumption and minimizing violence at each stage.
  • Reducing one’s needs to what is necessary, not assuming that they are limitless.
  • Reduce distance between production and consumption. (i.e. 100 kilometre diet)
  • Reducing one’s needs to what is necessary, not assuming that they are limitless.
  • Appropriate technologies that are within one’s control. (Schumacher’s “Small is Beautiful”)
  • Redefining Trusteeship: collective ownership over resources wherever possible to offset one person’s domination.
  • Prioritize wages that meet minimum standard of living over profit.
  • Creating a society free from credit and usurious interest.
  • Non-exploitative relations to nature. Protecting sources of material existence within the development decisions. For example seeing the rich biota in soil, fresh water resources and clean air as integral to human development.
  • Using a peace lens in deciding whether a kind of development program (intervention) is acceptable. (Similar to social or environmental audit.)
  • To measure human development with a well-being or happiness index.

Women’s Conference on Nonviolence October 2016 IGINP and GRF Jalgaon

Agenda 2016

Title of the Programme: Women’s conference on Nonviolence
Nature of the Programme: Conference; International
Date of Programme: October 2016
Duration: Three Days (Proposal is October 10th,11th, &12th although other options can be explored.)
Organizer: International Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and Peace (IGINP), Madurai
Contact Address: IGINP, Majagram, Kadavur, Chhathripatti Post, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India
Co-Organizer – Proposed: Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, MS, India
Venue – Proposed: GRF, Jalgaon
Participants: Women Peace Activists from across the world and Indian Grassroots (those having interest and experience in Peace and Nonviolence)
No. of Participants: 50 International women + 150 Indian Women
Objective: Advancing Women’s Role in Nonviolent Action;Showcasing Nonviolence before Policy Makers and General Public
Conference Activity: Art-based performance
Dialogue and Interactions
Public Fair of the work of Women Groups
Introduction to range of Peace and NV activities
Outcome: The first of multiple actions for the Jai Jagat 2020 campaign.
Inspire the women practicing nonviolence in grassroots settings to do more.
Develop a sense of the different methods and ways of carrying out nonviolence.

Follow Up:Work with international women to gain their support for onward work on Jai Jagat, and promotion of Gandhi.