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About the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

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The World March for Peace and Nonviolence  travelled the world promoting peace and nonviolence.  It’s three-month symbolic journey began in New Zealand at the dawn of October 2 2009, international Day of Nonviolence and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, and ended at the feet of the Aconcagua Mountain in the Argentine Andes, on January 2 2010.

Through activities that ranged from grassroots events in remote towns to meetings with UN officials in New York, Nobel Laureates in Berlin, and heads of states various countries, the WM entered the lives of millions around the world who participated either in person or followed the march through the its website and the local media.

A permanent base of volunteers of multiple nationalities and affiliations, and ranging in size along the way from dozens to thousands, completed this journey through Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica and the Americas. Local endorsers welcomed the marchers at every stop and organized symposia, seminars, festivals and other events, which were held in places that are significant to their recent history of violence and nonviolence, including sacred sites, public plazas, national borders, separation walls, former torture centers, prisons, schools, battle fields, memorials, government buildings and others.

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