The Comprehensive Center for Women’s Care (CIAM) Cancun A.C. is a Mexican, secular, non-profit and non-profit civil society organization, consolidated and consistent with its values aligned with a Gender and Human Rights perspective. El Centro Integral de Atención a las Mujeres CIAM Cancún A.C. es una organización de la sociedad civil mexicana, laica, apartidista…
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The Jordanian Civic Activist Toolkit II is designed to share with Jordan’s civic activists and organizations a rich selection of Jordanian advocacy campaigns from a wide range of civil society organizations initiatives that took place between 2014 and 2018 with support from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support program (CIS) (2013 – 2018). The toolkit includes a number of human rights-based advocacy case studies representing different themes addressing national and local issues.
Nonviolent movements have historically outperformed their violent counterparts, but they don’t always succeed. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace as a panel of experts in this field of study and an Emmy-award winning news producer examine the challenges of building and sustaining nonviolent movements, and discuss lessons for scholars, activists, policymakers and practitioners.
Strategic thinking is a discipline used in all types of work. Human rights work is no exception – in order to make change, you need a plan. Find here a collection of strategic-thinking resources and tools for human rights defenders to help in the selection and application of successful tactics.
These methods were compiled by Dr. Gene Sharp and first published in his 1973 book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action. The book outlines each method and gives information about its historical use.
In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict — and not to the nonviolent leaders who may one day bring peace.
Srdja Popovic (who was one of the leaders of the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs — from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor.
Actipedia is an open-access, user-generated database of creative activism. It’s a place to share, read about, and comment upon experiences and examples of how activists and artists are using creative tactics and strategies to challenge power and offer visions of a better society.
On this website find links to pages describing some of the history, theory, and practice of civil disobedience. The website offers nonviolent action training, legal resources, campaign strategies, and direct action guidelines.