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Zimam's CEO, Samer Makhlouf, spoke about the importance of a popular non-violent movement in Palestine, which can support the political leadership and help end an Israeli occupation now in its fiftieth year.
Following the passage of Raise the Age legislation earlier this year, non-violent offenders under the age of 18 are now accommodated in juvenile courts rather than being tried as adults.
It felt like huge change was on the way, because the world had got used to the idea that non-violent revolutions spread irresistibly, and usually win in the end.
The city's jail system is one of the country's biggest, and much of its overcrowding is attributed to people awaiting trial, many for non-violent offenses.
Beyond this, a second shortcoming of the work involves the lack of "horizon" or orienting frame these types of non-violent protests have.
Earlier this week, the president reduced the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders, 14 of whom were serving life.
Their leaders were arrested and even then they remained non-violent and they stood firm in that agitation against the British Rule.
It is evident that Israel is bent on responding to Palestinian non-violent resistance with acts of violence, terror and crimes against humanity.
At the local level, through the effort of CRN partners like Save the Children, a number of cities, municipalities and provinces have passed ordinances institutionalizing positive and non-violent disciplinary measures, including Naga and Ozamis cities, the municipalities of Lagawe in Ifugao, Cawayan in Masbate, Llorente in Eastern Samar, and the provinces of South Cotabato and Bohol.
Under existing laws, non-violent coercive and controlling behaviour is covered by legislation that covers stalking and harassment but does not explicitly apply to intimate relationships.
On Friday, Amro organized a non-violent protest in support of Gaza, which 30,000 people attended, many of them women, children, and the elderly.
It follows teams of Niger Delta youths as they make films telling of non-violent transformations and promoting non-violent solutions in the Niger Delta.