What can I do in the face of growing violence around us? That’s the question that the movement, Non-Violence Begins with Me, was set up to help answer. A group of NGOs, businesses and concerned citizens began meeting almost two years ago help curb the wave of violence that was sweeping the country.
In exploring the theme of non-violence, we soon realised that, in some way, we were all contributors to the violence that we see around us. We then raised these questions: How can I help create a climate of non-violence? How can I make a difference?
What emerged was a plan for an awareness and education campaign that sought to change violent thoughts and actions within each of ourselves as a means to solving the wider societal problem.