Nonviolent struggle played an important role in the founding of the United States. During the colonial era, between 1765 and 1775, there were three major campaigns of nonviolent resistance before war broke out.
Sudanese human rights activist Mohamed Abubakr remembers the first time his sisters were forced to don the hijab after Islamists came into power in the 1990s and implemented Sharia law.
Increasingly, the Kenyan government has been taking steps to root out terrorists on its own soil, but the crackdown has been marked by disappearances and extrajudicial killings, which has only inflamed the simmering resentments of young men in the coastal city of Mombasa.
In Bahrain, New Zealand and South Africa, these three activists used non-violent resistance and protests to fight for human rights, environmental causes and equality.
At the San José de Apartadó Peace Community, neither side in Colombia's long-running civil war is viewed as being in the right. The members of the community protest against both sides.
Inspired by the nonviolent activism of iconic social reformist Mahatma Gandhi, the activists from a group called 5th Pillar are addressing the problem of corrupt officials, one bribe at a time. The key? An innovative tool called the Zero Rupee note. This blatantly false, oversized purple bill, complete with Gandhi's portrait, is handed to any officials who ask for a bribe in order to shame them into changing their behavior.
Tibetans are embracing WeChat to communicate with friends and family who have left the remote part of China. But WeChat isn't just like any other social network, it's heavily monitored by the Chinese government.