Gandhi International is a French N.G.O. which brings together motivated individuals and various non-violent organisations working for social change in the cause of justice and dignity. The gandhian intuitions and strategy seem indeed to us the most suitable ones to reach a better future for the earth and for its humanity.
Our organisation was initiated in August 2006 after our meeting with Rajagopal, leader of the Indian people’s movement Ekta Parishad, who struggles for the rights and dignity of the disfranchised poor and landless people in India. We organised in January 2008 an International Congress on Peace and Non-violence in Wardha (Gandhi’s last ashram in Maharastra, India), in which 150 non-violent leaders and social activists from all over the world discussed on issues like food sovereignty, peoples’ access to natural resources (land, water, forests), fight against G.M.O., etc. After this congress, various participants decided to create an international network of non-violent organisations. The aim of this network was to inform and support each other, to promote common actions in the defence of the marginalised people and to build a society founded on the gandhian values of justice, ecology, non-violent conflict resolution, intercultural and interreligious dialogues.
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