“Every good movement passes through five stages: indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression and finaly respect. And every movement that survives repression, mild or servere, whithout resorting to violence, invariably commands respect, which is another name for success.”
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On October 2, 2019 – the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, a 14,000 km, one-year global march for justice and peace, called Jai Jagat 2020, will start from New Delhi to Geneva. Winding through 10 countries with nonviolence training and events on key justice themes along the way, and joining with separate marches starting from a number of countries in Europe and northwest Africa as well as delegates from around the world, participants will be welcomed and hosted by the City and Canton of Geneva for a week (26 September – 2nd October 2020) of workshops, advocacy meetings and cultural events.
This initiative urges the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a dialogue with UN agencies in Geneva. Four Pillars of Advocacy related to the SDGs are at the core of the Jai Jagat campaign. These are: eradication of poverty, social inclusion, climate justice and the nonviolent resolution of conflicts.
March in India (including launch) 121 days
March internationally (including Geneva) 244
Total days of march: 365 days
No. of countries: 10
No. of marchers: 200 in India; 50 internationally
Expected numbers of people meeting on the march 10,000 internationally
Expected number of people trained in nonviolence in India: 2019: 2500.
Expected number of people to impact over the course of the year 10 million
Now wear your mask, socially distance, take your shots, shut the fuck up and show your immunity papers to the nice officer at the checkpoint or we will throw your “denier” ass in prison.” … See MoreSee Less
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In a survey including over 2,000 participants up to 25 years of age who have a preexisting mental illness, 83% felt that the COVID-19 pandemic had made their condition worse, and 26% stated they are unable to access mental health support.8,9" … See MoreSee Less
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Som civilsamhälle vill vi påminna vår riksdag och regering om vad som händer. Under coronakrisen finns det en oro över att tillfälliga lagar blir permanenta, i Sverige och i världen. Det är en berättigad oro. Den tillfälliga lagen om begränsningar av möjligheter att få uppehållstillstånd från 2016, blev permanent trots löften om upphävning. Inte nog med det, debatten handlar nu om att dra tillbaka rättigheter. Så länge vi finns och värnar demokratin, kommer vi aldrig att tillåta att asylrätten inskränks. Agera efter våra uppmaningar och stå på rätt sida av historien." … See MoreSee Less
After walking 500km for three weeks we finally reached the Swedish Parliament and delivered our message loud and clear.
We were around 500 people walking together the final part of the way to demand amnesty for all refugees and asylum seekers.
It’s been a tough journey for everyone with lots of damaged feet, long days and bad weather but for the refugees and asylum seekers who were walking this is a question of life and death so everyone was very determined to reach the end.
We have met so many people on the road who have shared their stories with us. Families who have been here for years without getting residency permits, kids who are finishing high school and only have 6 months to find a job because of Swedens inhumane asylum laws, people who have been living in legal limbos because they have been rejected asylum but are unable to be deported and so much more.
We walked for every refugee and asylum seeker in Sweden to demand amnesty but ofcourse the struggle is not over.
I’m on my way back home to Gothenburg now to rest a bit and then I will start organizing the next project.