Human Rights Advocacy, Campaign Development, and Engagement Strategies

Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, January 27th and Saturday, February 3rd
10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

This two-part interactive workshop is designed to help practitioners strengthen their ability to conduct effective human rights advocacy and develop successful campaigns.

During the workshop, participants will
Explore the elements of an effective advocacy strategy, including issue analysis, the development of goals and objectives, and identification of appropriate targets and tactics.
Learn how to tailor messages to specific audiences;
Discuss effective partnerships and how to build coalitions;
Prepare and receive input on a draft advocacy plan;
Prepare and participate in role plays to simulate advocacy meetings with policy-makers;
Discuss relevant case studies of successful campaigns

Each participant will be encouraged to develop an advocacy plan and role play on an issue of their choosing that is relevant to their work and/or interests.

A certificate of participation will be granted to all those who complete both days of training. Individuals who complete three workshops offered as part of the Human Rights Training Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series certificate of completion.

Workshop facilitator: Jo Becker, Advocacy director of the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University:

Early bird rate of $295 for those who register by December 27th.
Regular rate of $345.

We will also offer a limited number of reduced rates for those wish significant financial need.

Prospective participants who wish to apply for a need-based discount, as well as registered participants, are asked to complete the following survey: