Network Members

THE WORLD HOUSE GLOBAL NETWORK MEMBERS

In the Fall of 2019, during the Gandhi-King Global conference, organizers and participants launched the Gandhi-King Global Network (GKGN), recently renamed The World House Global Network,  in an effort to connect organizations and grassroots groups from around the world committed to the nonviolent struggle for human rights. 

Organizations

Meet the organizations of The World House Global Network

NONVIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL (USA)
  • NONVIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL (USA)
  • SOS MEDITERRANEE (Germany)
  • CITIES4PEACE (USA)
  • METTA CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE (USA)
  • PIETERMARITZBURG GANDHI MEMORIAL COMMITTEE (South Africa)
  • UNIVERSAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (South Africa)
  • ETUS MOVEMENT (Brazil)
  • THE DAIS (India)
  • THE GREENLINING INSTITUTE (USA)
  • THE PENINSULA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER (USA)
  • SPRINGMATTER (USA)
  • DOTSUB (USA)
  • MORAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AT EMORY UNIVERSITY (USA)
  • SMALLMATTERS INSTITUTE (USA)
  • THINKGLOBAL ARTS FOUNDATION (USA)
  • MILPITAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (USA)
  • USF INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (USA)
  • PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS (PJHR) INITIATIVE FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY (USA)
  • AFRICAN DREAM MOVEMENT (South Africa)
  • HINDUS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (USA)
  • SAHARA ROAD PROJECT (The Netherlands)
  • INDUS SETU GLOBAL FOUNDATION (USA)
  • PEACEWORKERS (USA)
  • GANDHI DEVELOPMENT TRUST (South Africa)
  • PEACE VIA DIALOGUE - BOXING FOR PEACE (The Netherlands)
  • CHICO MENDES ASSOCIATION (Italy)
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FREEDOM CENTER (USA)
  • GANDHI 150 US COMMEMORATIVE STAMP INITIATIVE (USA)
  • ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CITY COLLEGE SAN FRANCISCO (USA)
  • RESISTANCE STUDIES INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST (USA)

NONVIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL (USA)

Vision – Nonviolence International seeks a world of justice, peace, and environmental sanity where the worth and dignity of all people is fully realized and conflicts are resolved without resorting to violence.

Mission – Nonviolence International advocates for active nonviolence and supports creative constructive nonviolent campaigns worldwide. We are a backbone organization of the nonviolent movement providing fiscal sponsorship to partners all over the globe. We tell the transformative stories of dynamic emerging nonviolent movements that give us hope in difficult times and are reshaping what we view as possible. By telling these inspirational stories and supporting these movements we help to create a peaceful and just future.

SOS MEDITERRANEE (Germany)

SOS MEDITERRANEE is a European maritime and humanitarian organization for the rescue of life in the Mediterranean. It was founded by citizens in May 2015 in response to the deaths in the Mediterranean and the failure of the European Union to prevent these deaths.

CITIES4PEACE (USA)

Cities4Peace is a global initiative that strives to promote peace and reduce violence in cities worldwide.

METTA CENTER FOR NONVIOLENCE (USA)

Metta Center provides educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society? The Metta Center for Nonviolence has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations.

PIETERMARITZBURG GANDHI MEMORIAL COMMITTEE (South Africa)

The Pietermaritzburg Gandhi Memorial Committee was formed in 1989 on the initiative of the Late Mr. Dasarath Bundhoo to prepare for the commemoration of the centenary of the 7th June 1893 incident when the young lawyer Mohandas K. Gandhi was thrown off the train at Pietermaritzburg Railway Station. This event started his “active non-violence”.

UNIVERSAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (South Africa)

 

Universal Right Association (URA) is a civil society organization dedicated to promote and protect human rights, the rule of law, democracy, peace, and sustainable development prescribed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. URA focuses on creating awareness and advice solutions on social issues, injustices, and human rights abuses which affect the daily lives of every human being.

URA organizes programs and projects in local and global scale to establish and maintain global peace and universal unity.

URA builds its philosophy on common denominator of being human and targets, service to humanity, as an ultimate goal.

ETUS MOVEMENT (Brazil)

The ETUS Movement is a Brazilian non-profit civic-Christian organization, free of any ecclesiastical denomination and party ties. The name of the ETUS movement is an acronym for the famous phrase “I Have A Dream”, by pastor and political activist Martin Luther King. Portuguese: Eu Tenho Um Sonho. In terms of sound and contextual reference, the name of the movement also makes reference to the Greek word ETHOS.

THE DAIS (India)

The Dais is a collective vision of a closely-knit team to work with the youth, communities & institutions for improving their lives and enabling them to do the same for others. Founded in 2014, our team has touched thousands of lives through different endeavors across all Asia, Africa, Europe & Australia. We believe every individual or an entity and the problem they face is unique in its complexity. We strive to provide a curated, focused and impact-oriented solution through various ways towards people and bio-diversity centric development.

THE GREENLINING INSTITUTE (USA)

Greenlining is the solution to redlining. We advance economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development.

THE PENINSULA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER (USA)

Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is committed to

  • Changing U.S. foreign and domestic policies to ones that meet human needs and human rights.
  • A demilitarized society and economy.
  • True justice for all, at home and abroad, regardless of economic status or beliefs.
  • An end to racism, sexism and all forms of discrimination.
  • Giving ordinary people the information and opportunity they need to be involved and effective in the efforts to change our country and our world.

SPRINGMATTER (USA)

Our vision at Springmatter is to fulfill the dream in which every human being has the inalienable right to live authentically and have equal and equitable opportunities in education, employment, housing, and healthcare — and to live peacefully and productively in a World House that values diversity. We work with educators, businesses, and community organizations to promote human rights, empower our youth, and provide meaningful employment opportunities for diverse and marginalized populations. We proudly partner with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute on their Liberation Curriculum and African American Freedom Struggle and break down barriers to learning.

DOTSUB (USA)

Dotsub is a browser based platform to enable video, created in any language, to be easily & quickly available in any other language and viewed on any devise or platform in all the world's languages. We use either networks of professional translators, AI (Machine) or the Community / Crowd - depending on the budget and quality needs. We are not competitive with YouTube, but provide a different focus and ability for a wide variety of global organizations. Our mantra is karmically from Nelson Mandela - "When you speak to a man in a language he understands, you speak to his head. When you speak to him in his native language, you speak to his heart"

MORAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM AT EMORY UNIVERSITY (USA)

Created in 2014 and named for Emory President Emeritus James T. Laney and his wife, Berta, the Laney Program in Moral Leadership promotes the development of moral leaders, those who work with integrity for the common good. The program has four components: coursework that focuses on the principles and practices of moral leadership, workshops and other opportunities to develop practical skills for public leadership, international travel seminars to interact with moral leaders in diverse contexts, public lectures by distinguished guest speakers, and visits with agents of change and civic leaders within metro Atlanta. The program has taken groups of students to South Korea, Haiti, and South Africa for travel seminars, and has sponsored such relevant lecture series as “Faith and Politics in the 21st Century.”

SMALLMATTERS INSTITUTE (USA)

smallMatters Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization. We are social business practitioners, a form of capitalism that leverages the power of the economy to improve the human condition. Our mission is to identify gaps in society and develop projects to fill those gaps. Currently, our projects focus on Education, the Environment, and Workforce Development initiatives.

THINKGLOBAL ARTS FOUNDATION (USA)

ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation uses the arts as a basis for the promotion of peace and understanding. We create and support educational, cultural, and artistic enterprises to foster peace and understanding in our daily lives, in our communities, and amongst people of different nations and ethnic backgrounds. Furthermore, our efforts are extended to provide financial support for local and global charitable organizations. ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation is an Illinois-registered, not-for-profit corporation. Your contributions are tax deductible within the provisions of the Federal Income Tax Law.

MILPITAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (USA)

 

Milpitas Unified is a growing early childhood through adult education award-winning school district, rich with diversity, high academic standards and an innovative learning environment. The student population of more than 10,200 with more than 50 different languages and dialects spoken.

USF INSTITUTE FOR NONVIOLENCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (USA)

The USF Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice engages in interdisciplinary research, education, advocacy, creative expression, and multimedia publication to investigate, illuminate, and advance the theory and practice of transformational nonviolence to powerfully confront and overcome injustice and systemic violence and contribute to the just resolution of communal conflict.

PEACE, JUSTICE, AND HUMAN RIGHTS (PJHR) INITIATIVE FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY (USA)

The Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative grew out of the Peace Studies Program which was established at Florida Atlantic University approximately twenty years ago. The commitment of the University to the themes of the Initiative is profound and led to PJHR being included as one of nine key platforms in the University's current strategic plan. PJHR is a multidisciplinary effort that brings together scholars, practitioners, students and community leaders that are invested in the themes of human rights, peace and social justice. This is a University-wide commitment to issues of global importance that affect the South Florida area.

AFRICAN DREAM MOVEMENT (South Africa)

 

The organization is dedicated to uniting youth from diverse backgrounds; creating a safe space for young people to discover their unique voice and one’s true self in community in order to recognize that their dreams matter and are possible. Through events such as the Global Youth Peace Summit, Africa Emerge! Leadership Program and others, the African Dream Movement is committed to building leaders that are passionate about the healing of one’s self to fully create a space for the healing of others. Inspiring youth to return back to their communities as empowered leaders for change; creating circles of service throughout Africa and around the globe.

HINDUS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (USA)

Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR) is a U.S.-based advocacy organization committed to the ideals of multi-religious pluralism in the United States, India and beyond. It speaks from a Hindu perspective for peace, justice and the human rights of all communities, and provides a platform for progressive Hindu voices and to those working in India and the U.S. for civil liberties and minority rights.

SAHARA ROAD PROJECT (The Netherlands)

We are a research and an advocacy group dedicated to working with migrants and refugees who have undertaken or currently taking the perilous Sahara Desert route to escape poverty, injustice, and violence. We are dedicated to all people irrespective of age, religion, race, gender, nationality, language or ethnicity.

INDUS SETU GLOBAL FOUNDATION (USA)

Indus Setu Global Foundation catalyzes dialog between global Indian Diaspora leaders and global key-policy makers of their respective countries addressing socio-political-economic issues including human-rights, Inter-faith harmony and gender empowerment. Setu has hosted discussions and conferences at premier institutions such as Stanford & Columbia Universities and in conjunction with President Mikhail Gorbachev’s Foundation, State of the World Forum. Setu sponsored and launched SAARC Interfaith Harmony Conclave. Setu spearheaded a conference initiated by former Indian President Abdul Kalam to address unity in diversity. Setu co-sponsored Silicon Valley-Delhi, Healthcare & Women Empowerment Delegation to India.

PEACEWORKERS (USA)

Promotes and supports nonviolent movements and peace and social justice work in the US and many parts of the world. Presently working closely with the Poor Peoples Campaign and organizing a nonviolent movement to respond to a possible coup in the US. Choose Democracy.us

GANDHI DEVELOPMENT TRUST (South Africa)

Established in 2002 as a not for profit organisation, to promote Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of nonviolence, peace, and nation building in South Africa and internationally. We do this through programs of education from Early Childhood Development level to High Schools. We have a number of outreach programs all aimed at attaining the above goals.

PEACE VIA DIALOGUE - BOXING FOR PEACE (The Netherlands)

´The light of love restores every lost voice´ The program offers dialogue training & facilitation, conflict resolution services, inner peace coaching, and inspiration therapy. The first step to working together is an interview, to assess expectations, willingness & readiness.

CHICO MENDES ASSOCIATION (Italy)

Chico Mendes Association is affiliated with Chico Mendes Cooperativa which is one of the largest fair trade organizations in Italy. Chico Mendes Association was created to develop projects that could help people improve their living conditions. There are three projects in the Calabria Region, the poorest Italian region. One of these projects is called Spartacus . This project started two years ago and aims to help African immigrants that are living in Calabria and facing any kind of difficulties. The other projects are developed in the suburban areas of Reggio Calabria (the regional capital) and aim to improve educational and nutritional conditions for immigrants living in these areas. Our goal is to set up a virtuous value chain for Calabrian's agricultural products and help the poor farmers and the African immigrants come out of their chronic poverty.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. FREEDOM CENTER (USA)

Our Mission: The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center collaborates with organizations representing distinct sectors to advance youth and family civic engagement, ethical leadership, and economic and educational equity through personal transformation in the East Bay's most vulnerable high-poverty communities. Civic Engagement: Civic engagement at the Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center brings together individuals and organizations of diverse ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, working side-by-side for a healthy democracy. We bring best practices from our nation’s Civil Rights Movement to the forefront in community education, training, and practice, building strong community partnerships with proven results.

GANDHI 150 US COMMEMORATIVE STAMP INITIATIVE (USA)

Established to request the US postal service release a Commemorative stamp of Gandhi at the 150th Birth Anniversary.

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CITY COLLEGE SAN FRANCISCO (USA)

Explore the Experience of People from Asian and Pacific Backgrounds in the United States.

RESISTANCE STUDIES INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST (USA)

The Resistance Studies Initiative strives to understand the dynamic relations among forms of resistance and power and how they relate to social change. It particularly considers the possibilities and problems, causes and impacts, and lived experiences of unarmed resisters, including those who live in dictatorships or nations under occupation as well as those who suffer discrimination and repression within liberal democracies.

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