Walk on, Mandela

In July 2018, it will be a 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who led his people with magnanimity, wisdom and great vision. His widow, Graca Machel and Richard Branson, head of Virgin United have launched a new initiative of the Elders called Walk Together. The Elders are a group of independent former leaders chosen to take forward the work of Madiba Mandela's work on peace, justice and human rights. Walk Together aims to collect 100 of the most innovative and workable ideas to further the causes of peace, health, equality and justice. The Elders and young leaders will then present these ideas to the world in July 2018. Ideas are to be gathered from diverse policy-makers, civil-society organisations and grassroots groups. In their words, "As we continue his long walk to freedom, we will be inspired by the words with which he launched the Elders in 2007: I believe that in the end it is kindness and generous accommodation that are the catalysts for real change".

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