The field of civil resistance is dedicated to understanding how people can fight for rights, freedom, and justice, without the use of violence. This glossary provides definitions and expansive commentary on civil resistance terminology to support sharing of lessons learned and research across different languages.
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NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, they are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.
Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. Butterfly asserts that, regardless of their immigration status, Asian and…
AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls. Their goal is to challenge and help end the intersections of violence against and within our communities. They do this work in solidarity with…
Red Canary Song is the only grassroots Chinese massage parlor worker coalition in the U.S. There are over 9000 workplaces like these across the country with no political representation, or access to labor rights or collective organizing. Anti-trafficking NGO’s that claim to speak for migrants in sex trades promote increased policing and immigration control, which…
This manual was written by activists in the Resistance in Hong Kong to share best practices, strategies and tactics for protesters against the 2021 military coup in Burma. Part I discusses roles in the resistance, while Part II discusses the “Hows” of movement-building.
Mutual Aid Myanmar is a collection of activists, academics, and policy makers working to support the democracy movement in Myanmar. Their deep connections in the country allow them to distribute funds efficiently and target organizations and activists with the most need and greatest impact.
Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, the booklet Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It was written for grassroots activists and social change leaders working on diverse issues such as climate change, poverty, equality, health, human migrations and gender equality. It is for anyone committed to building or others who are already involved in the world of building and advocating alternative models of society and economy. They all work towards a just and ecologically sustainable world and are keen to learn how to create more effective strategies for deep systemic change
CAUSE is the ethical social media platform dedicated to the people and movements committed to bringing about social change. By providing tools specifically tailored for activists and movement organisers, CAUSE is looking to change the face of social media for activists, providing a trusted, transparent platform that puts people, change and safety at the forefront.
Progressive Voice is a participatory rights-based policy research and advocacy organization rooted in civil society, that maintains strong networks and relationships with grassroots organizations and community-based organizations throughout Myanmar. It acts as a bridge to the international community and international policymakers by amplifying voices from the ground, and advocating for a rights-based policy narrative.