Advocacy in Restricted Spaces: A Toolkit for Civil Society Organizations
Description: There are many valuable resources on how to conduct advocacy that provide a detailed, step-by-step approach. These approaches include best practices for identifying stakeholders, developing a message, or planning a timeline. We will not go deeply into these topics (for more information, see Annex E), but we do want to provide an introductory framework to help CSOs think about how to develop an advocacy action plan.
To provide this planning framework, we draw extensively on the 2018 publication by PACT, “Politically Smart Advocacy: A guide to Effective civil Society Advocacy for Sustainable Development”. The PACT guide provides a more detailed explanation of each of the following steps: https://www.pactworld.org/library/politically-
smart-advocacy-manual. Our heartfelt gratitude to PACT for developing this great resource.
In Part 1, we present the framework for advocacy planning. In Part 2, the guide provides a tactics toolbox that can be used in restrictive contexts where civil society is under threat. In Part 3, we provide additional resources to assist with your planning. The primary focus of this toolkit is found in Part 2 with detailed case studies illustrating 10 key tactics that can be used in a range of contexts.
Published on: 10/27/2020 Published by: Lifeline Language: English