INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TRAININGS
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
MADURAI, INDIA

 

The International Youth Training on Nonviolence was the first step of a larger dream - having a "border-free" world.

Through a variety of learning and debating situations including in-classroom presentations, field visits and participation in an Indian youth camp, this program explored how nonviolence provides a lens with which to look at community and alternative development processes that are equitable and inclusive for all.

The IYT initiated the reflexion on a Campaign to promote a nonviolent culture and economy, where everybody has the right to live in a dignified manner.

During the training, the new generation of peace-leader explored the social, economic, political and educational and cultural aspects of nonviolent actions and developed new tools for nonviolent campaigns across the world, using the information and communication technologies. 

 

The 35 participants were all struggling for peace and justice for people in their homelands. They were from 14 different countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Nepal, Senegal, South Africa, U.S.A. and Zimbabwe.

The IYT was not just about discussing the problems of the world but was a real initiative to find nonviolent solutions to deal with local as well as global problems. 

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT OF THE TRAINING HERE

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Advisory Committee: Yves Berthelot (France),  PV Rajagopal (India), Vandana Shiva (India), Oliver de Schutter (Belgium), Mazide N’Diaye (Senegal), Gabriela Monteiro (Brazil), Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia), Anne Pearson (Canada), Liz Theoharis (USA), Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand), Jagat Basnet (Nepal), Miloon Kothari (India),  Irene Santiago (Philippines), Arsen Kharatyan (Armenia), Margrit Hugentobler (Switzerland), Jill Carr-Harris (Canada/India), Reva Joshee (Canada), Sonia Deotto (Mexico/Italy),Benjamin Joyeux (Geneva/France), Aneesh Thillenkery, Ramesh Sharma, Ran Singh (India)