My Two Cents on the Aurora Batman Violence

My heart goes out today to the people of Aurora who have suffered this immense and mindless tragedy. To those who have lost their loved ones and to those who escaped with injuries this incident will never make any sense. The question WHY? will always haunt them. Already the nation is screaming for more protection, […]

Bangladesh Child Laborers: Victims of apathy and neglect

Bangladesh's child population (under 18), comprising 45% of the total population are virtually unnoticed. They are vast untapped wealth that could be turned into effective manpower. Born mostly of poor parents, the male children supplement the meager income of the parents, while most female children in urban areas work as domestic help. A big number […]

Nestle Child Labor Violations Continue After a Decade of Promises

Chocolate maker Nestle has AGAIN been accused of failing to carry out checks on child labour and other abuses in part of its cocoa supply chain.  A report by an independent auditor, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), says it found "multiple serious violations" of the company's own supplier code.   Nestle signed an agreement in […]

Arun Gandhi to Provide Keynote Address at Brazilian Education Conference

Source: Catalyst House Salvador Bahia, Brazil — (SBWIRE) — 06/23/2012 — Dr. Arun Gandhi, noted peace and human rights activist and president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (‘GWEI’) has accepted an invitation to provide keynote address from the Brazilian City of Salvador Bahia (Salvador da Bahia) at the City’s annual Education in the First Place […]

Guest Post: Global Exchange Thanks Arun & Gandhi Legacy Tour

The Legacy Tour Continues  –  Reality Tours Thanks Arun Gandhi for 15 Years of Partnership Guest post by Malia Everette | Global Exchange Back in 1997 Reality Tours wanted to offer a tour of a lifetime to India that would inspire our members. When we met Dr. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and […]

Anuradha on the Plight of India’s Impoverished Children

Ms. Anuradha Bhosale graduated from the Tata School of Social Sciences and decided to educate children living in the slums of Kolhapur, 200 miles south of Bombay (Mumbai). She found that the children could not come to a school because they had to work during the day to supplement the parent's income. Note: THIS is […]

New Delhi child slave scandal is an outrage!

Last week, a 13-year-old maid was found screaming on a balcony after the couple she worked for locked her in the apartment while they went on vacation. The girl was sold to a job placement agency by her uncle and worked for the two doctors for free while being underfed and beaten. UNICEF reports India […]

Satyagraha and Gandhi’s Salt March

Source: Catalyst House Blog In early March of 1930, in order to help free India from British control, Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent protest march denouncing the British Salt Tax, continuing Gandhi's national calls for civil disobedience. Before embarking on the 240-mile journey from Sabarmati to Dandi, Gandhi sent a letter to the the British […]

Anuradha Bhosale to Attend U.S. Gatherings

Soon Anuradha Bhosale will travel from India to the U.S. to attend meetings and other gatherings in Chicago, Rochester NY, for the express purpose of raising awareness in continuing support for the GWEI-AVANI Child Education Residence in Kolhapur India. During her visit stateside,scheduled for June of this year, Ms. Bhosale will speak at gatherings hosted […]

Unite to Light Donates Lights to AVANI

Unite to Light is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to providing low cost lighting to those without electricity, and eliminating the health and environmental issues associated with existing light sources used by this population, such as kerosene. In doing so, we will allow children the opportunity to study in the evening.  […]

Arun Gandhi in Port-Au-Prince Haiti

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, visited Haiti on a goodwill tour the last week of March 2012. He spent his five-day tour visiting a camp operated by Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization, leading a workshop with community leaders at Viva Rio, as well as talking with leaders from the United Nations […]

Anuradha Bhosale and the Untouchable Revolution

Guest post by: Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner Founding Editors | Be Magazine | www.bemagazine.org India has the largest number in the world of children not in school. Like the carpetbaggers of John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” migrant laborers travel with their families across the Indian countryside in search of work. They set up […]

Be in India: The birthplace of Gandhi’s movement

2011 Gandhian Legacy Tour – Trip Report Guest post by: Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner Founding Editors | Be Magazine | www.bemagazine.org Gandhi led India to independence through a movement of nonviolence—something unprecedented. Gandhi once said, “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” This is easier said than done, but by […]

Anuradha Bhosale Nominated for Human Rights Award

Global Exchange will award one People’s Choice honoree in 2012. The People’s Choice honoree will receive $1,000 in honor of their work and will be recognized at this year’s Human Rights Awards celebration on May 10, 2012. Please join us in voting for our very own Anuradha Bhosale, a renowned grassroots women’s rights and anti-child labor […]

Arun Gandhi Urges Nonviolence in Cornell Speech

GWEI founder, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, delivered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Monday night in Cornell University's Sage Chapel, linking his grandfather’s theory of nonviolence to King. “I changed the two words, ‘non-violence’ to one word, ‘nonviolence,’” Gandhi said during the speech. “It stands on its own [and] it is […]