Educating individuals and communities about human rights issues is critical to generate interest and involvement in human rights movements. From September to November, New Tactics will be dedicatinga series of conversations to this important theme: Building Awareness. We believe that by having three discussions around this theme will help you, the community, dig deeper into your tactic-exploration, reflection and exchange. We want you to take away practical information, new allies and concrete ideas to move your human rights work forward. Here's our plan:
- media tactics for social change with Holly Hammond of Plan to Win and other great practitioners. We already have an extensive collection of tactics, from around the world, used successfully to engage the media. we'll be discussing
- change the story and harness the power of narrative for social change. We're excited to partner with the Center for Story-based Strategy on this one! we'll be talking about how to
- we're hoping to explore the benefits of and tools for visualizing information for advocacy. (If you want to work with us on this, let me know by replying to this email)
In the meantime, explore the community-created resources we already have on building awareness and get ready to share your own experiences, questions, challenges and ideas over the next three months. If you are interested in helping to lead any of these conversations, please contact us!
Tactics and Resources for Combating Militarisation
In June, we hosted a fantastic conversation with War Resisters International (WRI) on Tactics for Combating Militarisation. A summary of that discussion is now available on the conversation page in both English and Spanish (thanks to our summer intern, Deanna). Thank you to all the conversation leaders who contributed to this resource and a special thank you to Javier Gárate and Hannah Brockof WRI who facilitated the discussion!
Updates from the New Tactics Team
Thank you to everyone who participated in our August conversation on Powerful Persuasion: Combating traditional practices that violate human rights. I especially want to thank our conversation leaders: Amy Fairbairn of Tostan, David Adam of the Orchid Project, Vanessa Stevens-Downie and Victor Sande Anerios of the Child Rights International Network, Madhu of Vimochana Forum for Women's Rights and Safeer Ullah Khan of Bedari. We're working on summarizing the discussion and we'll let you know when that is posted on the conversation page. Thank you for contributing to this fantastic resource!
-- Kristin Antin, New Tactics Online Community Builder