All around the world people experience suffering, oppression and provocations. Global experiences and insights on a grass root level of what great personal suffering and losses feel like are tremendously important to present the non-violent alternative.
Historically non-violent methods in conflicts have been used all over the world. Knowledge of different non-violent methods and success factors of non-violent struggles are well-known. However global collective knowledge about the motivations for the choice of non-violent methods and more importantly for staying non-violent despite great personal losses told by people who experienced great personal losses are scarce.
To collect and map together what makes it possible for people to stay non-violent can potentially lead to very important insights to how educational programs or non-violent strategies need be designed in order to be successful. Our unique approach is to ask the people and persons who experienced great personal suffering and despite that chose and stayed non-violent in their struggle. We ask people who know to tell people who want or need to know. There is a great power in this global so far uncollected knowledge for any non-violent struggle.
Global experience and knowledge of what one can hold on to that makes it possible to choose or to stay with the non-violent method.
We are asking you to contribute your story for how you chose and stayed with a non-violent approach. We will work with you to submit your story including what format you are most comfortable with. You do not need to post under your name and can even contribute anonymously should you so choose. While we will not require someone to openly reveal their name, we will work with you to confirm your story.