Jai Jagat 2020 – On the move for justice and peace
We live in a global world. The deepening economic, social and environmental crises are affecting the poorest of the world – and threaten the well-being of us all!! There is a growing sense of urgency to act, to mobilise and resist non-violently, and to channel collective energies towards fundamental changes in our societies. Millions of people are struggling locally to address the challenges they face. Jai Jagat wants to connect them to become a global force for eliminating poverty, for social inclusion, and climate justice, in a nonviolent mobilisation for a just and peaceful world!
What is Jai Jagat?
The long symbolic march from Delhi to Geneva
On October 2, 2019 – the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday – an unprecedented march will start at Gandhi's grave in Delhi, passing through 15 countries, covering a distance of around 10'000 km. A group of young Indian volunteers will undertake the long journey to Geneva, joined on their way by local activists in each country.
Local actions and local marches in many countries in 2019 and 2020
In differentcountries, local civil society actors and organisations will welcome themarchers, create smaller and bigger events, in order to bring their localissues and demands forward and to discuss strategies and nonviolent actions forchange. The long march will be joined by groups of marchers from Belgium,France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Northwest Africa, etc.who will all meet in Geneva on September 26, 2020.
Geneva forum and dialogue process (September 26 to October 3, 2020)
Around 5000 marchers and delegates from around the world are expected to gather in Geneva for a 7-day programme of dialogue, formal and informal interactions with UN agencies, international institutions and citizens and a celebrations of cultural diversity. Local actions in many countries around the world will be connected to the Geneva process by bringing their local demands to the "global" table.