Arun Gandhi Addresses the UN General Assembly
A New Culture of Peace

Arun Gandhi is often asked during his speaking engagements and legacy tours what he says in “high-level” meetings to political leaders and he responds, “the same things I’m saying to you.”  The following webtv video provides a perfect example of this during his recent address at a high-level United Nations forum in New York. In Arun […]

GWEI Accepted by UN Economic and Social Council

“United Nations Economic and Social Council chamber New York City 2” by MusikAnimal – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.  Gandhi Worldwide Accepted by United Nations Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status Bestowed on  Gandhi Children’s NGO by UN   WACAUNDA, Ill., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The UN Consultative Status for […]

Arun Gandhi’s Address in Piertermaritzburg June 7, 2015

Another spot on address by Arun Gandhi in Piertermaritzburg during the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa. He talks about the purpose of the Gandhi Legacy Tour in South Africa.   He continues on with: “The thing that touches me most about my grandfather, is the statement that he made just a month or so before […]

Announcing: New Gandhi Tour Grants for Youth!

Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (“GWEI”) Board of Directors has established the “Essay of Excellence”, a youth “Gandhi Legacy Tour Travel Grant” program.   Two travel grants will be awarded annually – one for the Gandhi Legacy Tour  of India  (Dec 29 – Jan 12, 2015-2016) and the other for the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa (May 31 – June 15, 2016). Both tours will be led by […]

Nobel Laureate, Satyarthi: Remember Children’s Day!

Referring to child trafficking as the ‘single worst form’ of human rights violation, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi made an urgent  appeal to ‘save the childhood’ of every child. On this  125th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, celebrated nationwide as Children’s Day, Satyarthi said it is imperative that the society takes […]

First Satyagraha Tour of South Africa:
– Led by Arun Gandhi, Embarks This Week

News Announcement Originally Posted at Gandhi Legacy Tour   (PRLEAP.COM) Dana Point, CA May 25, 2014: The inaugural Satyagraha Tour of South Africa enjoys organic synchronicity of critical historical dates of both Mohandas Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Highlights include following the path of Gandhi’s travels, initially arriving in Durban, and ultimately departing from Cape Town for […]

Rescued Child, Symbol of Hope, urges parents to ‘Stop And Think’

The NCPCR, International Labour Organisation and UNICEF have called the world’s attention to the plight of millions of children around the world who are exploited as child labour, including in domestic work. “Children in domestic work are especially vulnerable to exploitation. Their work is often hidden from the public eye, they are isolated and very […]

World Day Against Child Labor: Just Say NO!

No to child labor in domestic work! GENEVA (ILO News) – An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide – most of them under age – are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions, says the ILO. Six and a half million of these child labourers are aged between five and […]

Superadobe Shelters Rising in Kolhapur!

To commemorate the 120th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s first act of non-violent civil resistance we are happy to make the following exciting announcement… After three years of intensive research, architectural programming, design, development and budgeting by GWEI, Mahatma Gandhi Foundation and AVANI (see Catalyst House October 22 2012 and GWEI January 5 2013) the first two of up to 16 Superadobe earthen-based […]

Anuradha Bhosale to Speak at Vanguard University!

Anti Child Labor and Women’s Rights Hero from India, Anuradha Bhosale, to Speak at Vanguard University  Open to the public, renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district of India will speak Monday April 15th at 7:30 at Vanguard University Heath Building Room 100 Orange County CA – April 14, 2013: Anuradha […]

CalEarth Apprentice Arrives in Kolhapur to build (and teach) Super-Adobe Structures

Excerpt from Whitey Flagg’s ShelterSpace blog In September I returned to Southern California to begin my long-term apprenticeship at Cal-Earth. I learned Super-adobe and many different types of foundations, flooring, plastering, waterproofing, and much more. I have been studying Permaculture for some time but was also able to participate in a PDC course and finally receive […]

Indian Human Rights Activist Rescues Child Laborers

Every morning at 6:00, the children that Anuradha Bhosale has rescued from labor in the nearby brickyards gather to practice yoga. After a simple breakfast and assigned chores, those of school age go off to classes at the government school.  Images by Scott Kafora / Teysha For the past 17 years, Anuradha Bhosale has lived […]

AVANI In The News!

Times of India story featuring Arun Gandhi, Anuradha Bhosale, and AVANI, fighting forced child labor! Times of India AVANI story from KOLHAPUR

All children deserve a beautiful childhood

Source: DNA Mumbai Sixty-five years after Independence, millions of Indian children are yet to be freed from the bondage of malnutrition, child labour, lack of education and child abuse. Their wait to enjoy their childhood and realize their full potential seems to be getting longer with every passing anniversary of our Independence. A look at […]

India is a Hub for Child Sex Trafficking, says Clinton

Despite Indian government progress to combat human trafficking, India continues to be a source, destination and transit country for forced labor and sex trafficking, noted the U.S. State Department in its annual “Trafficking in Persons” report released June 20 in Washington, D.C.* *Source: IndiaWest Speaking to a packed audience in the Benjamin Franklin room at […]