This manual, provided in Arabic and English, was used in a program to train Yemeni religious and civil society leaders to facilitate community dialogues designed to help communities prioritize key needs, develop strategies for advocating for those needs to higher-level decision-makers, and design and implement community initiatives to begin addressing those needs. It was developed by PartnersYemen with input by the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy.
This advocacy manual for Tunisian youth promotes constructive dialogue between various socio-political groups. It provides tools to work with local officials and communities in a positive manner and focuses on youth councils, a network of young leaders that works on both local and national issues.
This curriculum guide includes four modules: citizenship, critical thinking, advocacy and media messaging, and digital advocacy. A training-of-trainers agenda is included for a four-day workshop, along with detailed module descriptions, activities, applied learning and debrief notes.
This presentation describes how to facilitate and manage public meetings. It highlights tips for effective facilitation, characteristics of good facilitators and how to make appropriate decisions during facilitation.
This guide highlights human rights culture and history in the last century, the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, and practical steps to increase human rights and legal awareness in communities. It describes how to build groups of activists who support human rights and strategies for encouraging communities, especially youth, to prevent human rights violations. Several examples are provided, such as the issue of human trafficking and how activists found supporters, pressured decision makers and influenced communities.
This presentation aims to raise participants’ standards and skills in advocacy. It describes the characteristics of advocacy, highlights time action plans, and explains how the process of lobbying and advocacy differ from other types of intervention in community issues.
This manual is meant to serve as an introduction to cooperative advocacy for organizations interested in strengthening their knowledge and promoting collaboration and sustainability within the civic sector. It is one of a series of 12 manuals that was developed as part of the STAND program, which aims to build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Kuwait and the region. A brief introductory video is available in English with Arabic subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAjsZTYRy4Q&index=9&list=PLJv7VOmQDSjCiufqB6vBimeuDu0WG5-qy. The full tool kit also is online: http://www.envearth.com/program_post_type/toolkit.
This presentation highlights the importance of community media to civil society organizations. It describes community media strategy, including preparing a timetable, setting goals, identifying the target group, choosing optimal sites, and achieving targets and timetables. In addition, it focuses on common mistakes to avoid.
This curriculum guide describes how to teach human rights and the philosophy of Sun Tzu. His lessons emphasize three sources of knowledge, including knowing yourself, knowing your opponent and knowing your playing ground. It describes new tactics for human rights, which is organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than analysis of the issues.