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WRI Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns


- Introduction

* About this Handbook and How to Use It

* What is Nonviolence and Why Use it

* How Does Nonviolence Work?

* Nonviolence Training: Role of Trainers; Potential Topics for Nonviolence Training

* You and Your Group: Strengthening a Group; Exploring Differences; What Do You Want?

* Historical Uses of Nonviolence: What Works Where; The Role of Pacifists; Organising

* Case Study: Nonviolence Training in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

* Case Study: Otpor: People's Power in Serbia

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- Gender and Nonviolence

* Introduction to the gender section
* What is gender
* An example of linking peace and gender issues: New Profile in Israel

- Tasks and Tools for Organising and Facilitating Meetings

* Introduction to the section
* Working Together
* Check-List for Organising a Training
* Check-List for Facilitating a Training

- Nonviolent Campaigns

* What Makes a Campaign Nonviolent
* Planning Nonviolent Campaigns
* Constructive Programme
* The Movement Action Plan
* Forms of Nonviolent Action
* Stages of Escalation
* Role of media
* Campaign case study guide

- Organising for Effective Nonviolent Actions

* Sending the protest message
* Coping with the stress and strain of taking a stand
* Humour and nonviolent actions
* Working in Groups: affinity groups, group process, decision making
* Check list for planning an action
* Role/in/before/after an action
* Legal support
* Jail support
* Evaluation

- Stories and Strategies

* Introduction
* International solidarity campaign with South Africa
* Seabrook - Wyhl - Marckolsheim - transnational links in a chain of campaigns
* International Antimilitarist marches
* Chile: Gandhi's Insights Gave People Courage to Defy Chile's Dictatorship
* Israel - New Profile learns from the experience of others
* Turkey- Building a nonviolent culture
* The applications of Augusto Boal's “Theatre of Oppressed” in Turkey
* South Korea - Challenges and successes of working in nonviolence
* Peace Community of San José de Apartadó,Colombia : A lesson of resistance, dignity and courage
* Bombspotting - towards an European Campaign
* 15th of May - International Day of Conscientious Objection

- Exercises for Working in Nonviolence

* Introduction
* Hassle line
* Conflict line
* Brainstorming
* Speak out
* A gender dialogue for peacebuilders
* 10/10 strategies
* The tree
* Pillars of power
* Spectrum of allies
* Consequences of fear
* Tree and wind
* Decision making
* Cross spectrum
* Role playing
* Forum Theatre
* Tools for Grounding, Protecting, and Blockading
* Spectrum or Barometer

- Do it Yourself

- Handbook glossary of terms

- Resources

* List of related resources
* Resources for the printed version

- Links to WRI network