Programa de Noviolencia

WRI's Nonviolence Programme promotes the use of active nonviolence to confront the causes of war and militarism. We develop resources (such as the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns) and provide nonviolence training to groups seeking to develop their skills.

WRI's Nonviolence Programme:

  • empowers grassroot activists in nonviolent campaigns, through resources, publications and by leading training in nonviolence;

  • coordinates regional nonviolence trainers' networks;

  • educates the WRI and wider network of the connections between economics and war.

We believe the goals of peace and justice will eventually be achieved through the persistent work of grassroots movements over time, in all countries and regions. Our mission is to support these movements, helping them gain and maintain the strength needed for the journey they face, and to link them to one another, forming a global network working in solidarity, sharing experiences, countering war and injustice at all levels.

The front cover of our Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

Resources

Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

In 2014 we published the second edition of our Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns, a book to accompany and support social change movements. The book – written by over 30 seasoned activists - has been translated into over ten languages, and several thousand copies have been sold. A wide variety of movements, campaigns, trainers and individual activists from around the world have made use of the Handbook.

The English and Spanish version of the Handbook can be bought from the WRI webshop.

The German version of the Handbook is published and sold by Graswurzelrevolution.

For information other editions/languages, please contact us at info@wri-irg.org.

Empowering Nonviolence

From April 2017, the Handbook – and lots of other content – will be available online on our new Empowering Nonviolence website. Empowering Nonviolence allows users to browse the content of the Handbook, helping to make activists and movements more effective in their campaigning and direct action, more strategic in their planning, and to become more sustainable, as they learn from others and share stories and ideas.

New Worlds in Old Shells

When we think of nonviolent social change we often think of protests, direct action, banners, placards, and crowds in the street. Often these actions are saying “No!”, resisting the causes of violence and war, and they are very necessary. As important though, are the communities and organisations “building a new world in the shell of the old”, saying “yes!” by putting into practise the emancipatory, nonviolent, empowering ways of working and living we hope – one day – everyone will experience. Gandhi coined the word “constructive programmes” to describe this sort of social change, and we are currently writing a new publication exploring these ideas, called New Worlds in Old Shells.

Nonviolence Training

The Nonviolence Programme is a direct response to needs expressed by activist groups for nonviolence training and resources, especially focusing on campaign strategies for nonviolent direct action (NVDA). The training tools and materials we use are designed to facilitate the groups that contact us in the processes they initiate and lead. We do not prescribe a particular way of taking action; our goal is to train and empower local nonviolence trainers, to build independent, local capacity with the groups we work alongside.

El Programa de No Violencia de la IRG ha publicado una nueva entrevista con un representante de la campaña "Salvemos Sinjajevina", que logró impedir que los soldados de la OTAN utilizaran un pastizal único en las tierras altas de Montenegro para entrenamiento y prácticas de tiro.

Frente a esta "convergencia catastrófica", al considerar el cambio climático, el "elefante en la habitación" es el aparato militar con todas sus corporaciones institucionales y privadas afiliadas.... De ello se deduce que la lucha contra el cambio climático pasa por no preparar más guerras, y que no puede hacerse sin políticas coherentes de desarme basadas en la noviolencia.

Subhash Chandra, a member of WRI's executive committee from Nepal travelled to India from 25th January to 1st February to participate in JaiJagat 2020 yatra- a year long foot march that began on 2nd October 2019 from Rajghat, India and will end on 2nd October 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. Jai Jagat means 'victory to the world'.

WRI's Empowering Nonviolence website is full of stories and strategies for nonviolent resistance! We've recently uploaded a number of new stories exploring programmes and project focused on building a “new world”.

Noviolencia2018

El sábado 24 de marzo, Andrew Metheven, miembro de WRI, se presentó en Noviolencia2018, conferencia para activistas españoles en Madrid.

En todo el mundo, los activistas están tomando medidas no violentas para un mundo más justo, más pacífico. Empodereando a la Noviolencia es un proyecto del Programa Internacional de No Violencia de la Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra, que ofrece recursos para campañas y entrenamiento no violento a activistas de base alrededor del mundo. El cambio social radical no "acaba de suceder"; El cambio sucede cuando las personas comprometidas toman medidas conjuntas de maneras que son efectivas y estratégicas.

¡El Manual para campañas no violentas de WRI está disponible en francés! La traducción la hicieron los amigos de la Union Pacifiste de France, que colaboró con el personal de WRI en el diseño del libro – si quieres un ejemplar, por favor escríbele a andrew@wri-irg.org

Empoderar la no violencia es un proyecto del Programa de no violencia de War Resisters' International, que ofrece recursos de campaña y capacitación de no violencia a activistas de base en todo el mundo en varios idiomas. El cambio social radical no “pasa simplemente”; el cambio ocurre cuando personas comprometidas toman acción juntas de maneras que son efectivas y estratégicas. Empoderar la no violencia pone nuestros recursos a disposición en línea, gratis, para ayudar a activistas a hacer campañas más fuertes y más poderosas. Visita www.nonviolence.wri-irg.org/es para leer más.

En mayo de 2017, los vendedores estadounidenses de armas fabricadas por la empresa alemana Heckler & Koch, recibieron una carta cuyo remitente decía ser Martin Obermann, jefe de la compañía de ventas transatlánticas, informándoles de un retiro masivo de las armas para su exportación.

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