Marie Michael Library

Advocacy: Increasing Citizen Voice and Agency

Advocacy Approaches and Organizational Readiness

Caste Discrimination

Confrontation Strategies, and Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy

Co-operation and Education Strategies

Defining Advocacy Goals and Objectives and Identifying Stakeholders


Exploring Advocacy in Action

Exploring Advocacy Strategies, Tactics and Tools: Building the Constituency for Change

Exploring Governance, Strategic Advocacy Planning, Problem Definition and Issue Framing

Exploring Key Concepts and Analyzing Power

Persuasion through Designing Effective Messages and Lobbying

Rights-Based Approaches to Development

Using the Media and Litigation Strategies

Suggested Readings

Advocacy Organizations and Resources

  • Advocacy Accelerator provides platforms for advocates and their supporters to share evidence, approaches, and expertise.
  • CIVICUS provides information about power analysis.
  • Communication Initiative Network
  • Democratic Audit is an independent research organization which audits democracy and human rights in the UK.
  • Global Nonviolent Action Database provides free access to information about nonviolent action from all continents and most countries.
  • GrantCraft develops resources across different strategies, issues, languages, and formats.
  • International Center on Nonviolent Conflict educates the global public through media, influences policies and media coverage, and educates activists and organizers through seminars and workshops.
  • Participedia strengthens democracy through shared knowledge. This site contains a database of crowd-sourced data on democratic innovations.
  • Peace Women, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
  • Radio Africa increases the knowledge and skills of radio broadcasters, encourages government officials to communicate more effectively, and improves communication flow.
  • Waging Nonviolence, people-powered news and analysis.
  • Witness: See it. Film it. Change it empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into tools for justice, public engagement and policy change.

Human Right Organizations and Resources

International Advocacy Campaigns

Manuals and Toolkits