Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns : second edition
Article published on 26 August 2014
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You can order a printed copy of the Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns in our webshop at http://wri-irg.org/node/23245.

The first edition is available on our website at http://wri-irg.org/node/3855.

As translations of the second edition are completed, they will be added as translations of each article, and the full PDF will be made available, too. The first edition was translated into Arabic, Català, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Turkish.


About this handbook

Introduction to nonviolence

What is nonviolence, and why use it?

Historical uses of nonviolence / Nonviolence training

Gender and nonviolence / Violence / Conflict / Power

Developing strategic campaigns / Why things don’t "just happen"

Planning nonviolent campaigns / Constructive programme

Theories of change

Stages of escalation in a nonviolent campaign / Movement action plan

Popular education /

Mobilising for change: building power in Nepal

Organising effective actions

Sending the protest message / Working in groups

maintaining nonviolence during an action

Fear / Coping with the stress and strain

Activism in oppressive regimes


Forms of nonviolent action

Tactic star

Roles before, during and after an action

Dilemma actions


Legal support

Action evaluation / Case studies: stories and experiences

International solidarity with South Africa

Seabrook-Whyl-Marckolsheim: transnational links in a chain of campaigns

Chile: Gandhi’s insights gave people courage to defy Chile’s dictatorship

South Korea: the power of international solidarity

South Korea: the use of social media in nonviolent campaigns

Colombia: Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado

Turkey: building a nonviolent culture

Castor - how we mobilised people for civil disobedience

Freedom Flotilla to Gaza - a dilemma action case study

Israel: New Profile learns from the experience of others

Nonviolent intervention in Kenya: empowering community action for social justice

West Papua: "We will be free" / Afghan nonviolence handbook

Disaspora solidarity for Eritrea: the Arbi Harnet campaign / Training and exercises

Tasks and tools for organising a training / Parallel lines / Brainstorming

River of life - gender lens / Imagine the future: setting goals

10/10 strategies / The problem tree/healthy tree

The pillars of power / Power flower

Letter from a Birmingham jail

Risky situation / Spectrum of allies / Tree and wind

Decision making / I could do that if …. / Role playing

Spectrum and cross spectrum / "Is it newsworthy?" / Forum theatre

Who has power in a school?

Tools for grounding, protecting and blockading

Resources / Glossary

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