On October 2, 2007, the United Nations first celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence. The day was chosen to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a pioneering strategist in the philosophy of nonviolence and a leader in India’s independence movement.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry boycott Verb
to stop using or buying a product, or to stop using or buying products at a specific location, usually to make a social or political statement.
to observe or mark an important event with public and private ceremonies or festivities.
civil rights Plural Noun
set of fundamental freedoms guaranteed to all individuals, such as participation in the political system, ability to own property, and due process and equal protection under the law.
organized public display of support or criticism for a policy or event.
to highly respect or recognize as superior.
state or situation of being free.
force that effects the actions, behavior, or policies of others.
to influence to act.
Mahatma Gandhi Noun
(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869-1948) leader of Indian independence movement.
group of people or organizations with a common set of interests and plan for pursuing them.
philosophy of rejecting physical force and transforming society through peaceful protest.
the study of the basic principles of knowledge.
to lead the way or be among the first to do something.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
protest noun, verb
demonstration against a policy or action.
the act of opposing something.
demonstration where protesters occupy a space and refuse to leave it.
expert in careful planning toward a goal (strategy).
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.