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.
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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.
The Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit was created to help human rights defenders and activists evaluate whether video is right for their campaign. The Toolkit helps with planning and creating an effective and powerful advocacy video.
This guide provides tips, a compelling range of case studies, and easy-to-use exercises on the range of strategic, technical and ethical issues involved in using video for advocacy, and can be used as a comprehensive guide by both the first-time and more experienced video-maker. A must-read for human rights, environmental, and social justice organizations wanting to use video in their work.
This toolkit provides a model for taking an organisation through a strategic planning process. It covers planning to do strategic planning, covering the background issues that need to inform or direct the strategic planning process, and then defining the strategic framework for the project or organisation activities.
This toolkit provides a model for taking an organisation through an action planning process. It takes the user through a basic action planning format step by step, covering all the key elements.
Abstracted from Gene Sharp’s classic three-volume work, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, this monograph summarizes the core concepts behind the technique of nonviolent struggle.
People Power is a game about politics, about strategy and about social change. As a leader of a popular movement you fight against tough adversaries who control the police, the army and bureaucracy, even the media. The only weapon in your hand is your strategic skill and ingenuity.