Campaigning to end gender-based violence (GBV) and advocating for women’s rights is a long-term effort that requires structure and innovation. Different campaigning and advocacy tactics have been used for decades to promote women’s rights: protests, sit-ins, educational events, town halls, petitions, op-eds, panels, fact sheets, social media campaigns and other various methods. As new challenges to human rights and specifically to women´s and LGBTQI+ rights emerge in the national and international socio-political arena, new tactics are needed to make human rights activism more effective.
The WAVE campaigning and advocacy toolkit for young activists addresses both the inner and outer layers to cultivating stronger activism for effective advocacy & campaigning. It includes innovative tactics for campaigning and advocacy rooted in creativity (outer aspect) as well as the role community organising plays in achieving sustainable activism (inner aspect).
The WAVE campaigning and advocacy toolkit for young activists aims to
- Increase awareness of the role that community organising plays in
achieving sustainable activism for women’s and LGBTQI+ rights in a
constrained sociopolitical context;
- Provide young activists with a hands-on guide to campaigning tactics
for advancing women’s and LGBTQI+ rights even with few resources;
- Offer key concepts of effective advocacy and lobbying strategies.