This publication is intended to inspire and be used by ILC members and partners and by any other organisation interested in adapting and replicating the approach and the activities of the initiatives that are presented.
With the common goal of promoting leadership of grassroots and people's movements, ILC and Ekta Parishad joined forces in a series of learning and mobilisations initiatives seeking to strengthen transformative social movements with youth at the centre —the ILC-Jai Jagat Fellowship 2020 being one of them.
The following manual is one of the results of this collaborative work. This publication offers an overview of seven initiatives designed, planned and implemented by Ekta Parishad and its partners in India.
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1) Jai Jagat
A global movement for Justice and Peace combining marching, training and dialogues to inspire people and decision-makers to adopt nonviolence.
A historical foot-march of 25,000 landless people in India to demand land policies at national level.
3) Youth Camp
A nonviolent-based training method developed by Ekta Parishad in rural India.
4) Go Rurban
A movement through which urban and rural youth come together in youth camps in rural areas and other events, so as to bridge the gap between the urban and rural dimensions.
5) ANSH Happiness Society
A youth-led organisation made for youth to explore and implement their ideas freely and creatively to achieve social change.
6) Anant Mandi
An organic farmers market where youth, farmers and consumers learn from each other, build together a more sustainable lifestyle and strengthen local communities.
7) Constitution and Active Citizenship
A programme set up by youth for youth to increase – through workshops and meetings – young people’s understanding and awareness of the values and rights at the basis of democracy.
How they work
These seven initiatives are retraced and explained in this manual in all their most important characteristics:
*what it is
*engagement of youth
*how it works in practice
*what it achieved
*key factors of success
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