Initiated by the Ekta Parishad movement for smalll landless peasants in India, the international Jai Jagat march left on October 2nd, 2019 from New Dehli (India) and will arrive at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) on September 20th, 2020.
Several marches will leave from all over Europe and converge in Geneva, each carrying a message to join the claims presented to the UN.
Jai Jagat 2020 is an international march inspired by gandhian principles of nonviolence, a gathering of the world's battles, a convergence to loudly raise the voices of nonviolence for climate and youth, for immigration, against exclusion and poverty, and for women empowerment.
The Water march will leave the headquarters of the World Water Council in Marseille, and arrive at the UN headquarters in Geneva. It will be an alternative world water forum in motion. The trajectory symbolizes the displacement that we want to see in the water policies of the world. That multinationals, represented by the WWC, relinquish their control of water worldwide to public control by States.
Along the way, fifty or so marchers from five continents will meet the local French people to exchange during debates, conferences and artistic events around the issues of water as a commons.
Coordination Eau Ile-de-France
Eau Bien Commun PACA
Ecumenical Council of Churches
Ecumenical Network of Water
Tarun Barhat Sangh
Water Ethics Network