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International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on October 2, the birthday of Gandhi, pioneer of non-violent resistance. This is a day to say No to Violence. 

As stated by the United Nations is “The principle of non-violence — also known as non-violent resistance — rejects the use of physical violence in order to achieve social or political change.”

They aim to promote nonviolent actions. This includes protests and persuasion, marches, vigils, non-cooperation and non-violent intervention, such as blockades and occupations.

Gandhi highlighted the gap between what we do, and what we are capable of doing. How could each of us build a safer future for all? 

You can learn more about this day and the importance of nonviolent action on their website.

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