Nonviolence - the word itself explains all of its meaning.

Nonviolence means not to use violence. But this doesn’t imply not to do anything.

The Jai Jagat 2020 Campaign promotes nonviolent action as a mean to achieve global peace and well-being.


Nonviolent action is not an ideology but

a strategy, an approach, a method.


Nonviolence when used to guide collective action for change is a medium to solve conflicts and implement peace.

Conflict is part of human nature - it is even part of nature itself. Among humans and nations, conflicts arise all the time and not all of them are wrong, many major societal changes were engendered because of a conflictual situation.

But most of the time people deal with conflits using violence, terror, war.

We believe that there is no such thing as violent peace-building, and that a conflict resolution found in violence will always harm one of the involved parties and generate more violence in the future.

The Jai Jagat 2020 is a nonviolent campaign to collectively reflect and act for global peace and justice.


but to organise for nonviolent action requires training and understanding.

Learn nonviolence by attending one of the trainings provided by one of our partner organisations:

Resources to learn about non violence and peace

Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhian Social Work - 2018

Gandhi Research Foundation invites application for the fourth batch of the one‐year residential Development Training Programme (2018) from socially driven young candidates.


This programme offers to students an opportunity for ‘Learning by Doing’ through regular field intervention.  Students are exposed to real life situations in selected villages and facilitated to assess the field situation, conceptualize a response, design pertinent projects and execute it with pro‐people development objective. Scholarship is awarded to deserving candidates. On successful completion, candidates would be awarded “Post Graduate Diploma in Gandhian Social Work”.


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International Gandhian Institute of Non Violence and Peace



  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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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)