What we do
Equipping tomorrow’s leaders to challenge the status quo in their land rights struggles with a non-violent approach.
Youth are increasingly taking the lead in the struggle for land rights, and demonstrating their power as agents of change.
In many of these cases, youth are taking a nonviolent approach to bring people together, mobilise them and build strong social movements. Through non-violent strategies, youth seek an alternative development process where people and nature are at the center.
They aim at building more sustainable relationships with each other, with nature and with the larger ecosystems. Peaceful mass mobilizations and marches are some of the best-known non-violent strategies.
Nine young leaders from the ILC network were chosen to march for a better future with the ILC-Jai Jagat Fellowship Programme. The march took them on a 100km peace journey through the congested roads of Central India to the paddy fields of rural communities, while learning the principles of the non-violence movement with ILC member Ekta Parishad.
Their mission? Learn the principles well enough to go home and apply them in their own communities, while connecting to each other through a global peer network.