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Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide

David Cohen, Rosa de la Vega and Gabrielle Watson
Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide
ISBN: 978-1-56549-131-1
$49.95
2001/346 pages/LC: 2001023399
A Kumarian Press Book

"Very clear and well-presented."—Nancy Alexander, Globalization Challenge Initiative

"The Guatemala case study is fascinating and compelling, at some points almost breathtaking."—Diana MTK Autin, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey

"An extremely valuable resource for all of us who are working in advocacy programs."—Rodrigo Villar, Harvard University

DESCRIPTION

Drawing on Oxfam America's and the Advocacy Institute's experience as progressive social change organizations, Advocacy for Social Justice celebrates the innovative and inspirational advocacy efforts that are already creating change in so many countries, provides a toolkit for taking action, and offers comprehensive case studies and hundred of resource listings for practitioners and trainers around the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Cohen is codirector of the Advocacy Institute. Rosa de la Vega is program coordinator with YouthBuild New Mexico Coalition. Gabrielle Watson is codirector of the Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales in Quito, Ecuador.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • REFLECTIONS ON ADVOCACY—D. Cohen.
  • Introduction.
  • Advocacy: Its Many Faces and a Common Understanding.
  • Lessons from Social Movement Advocacy.
  • Advocacy in the 21st Century.
  • Conclusion.
  • ADVOCACY SKILLS—R. De La Vega.
  • Social Justice Advocacy: Key Concepts.
  • Strategy Development.
  • Skill Building.
  • Conclusion.
  • ADVOCACY CASE STUDIES—G. Watson.
  • Introduction.
  • Senegal: The APROFES Struggle to End Violence Against Women—C. Bop.
  • United States: Black Farmers' Rights and the Struggle for Land—J. Zippert and G. Watson.
  • Guatemala: Bringing Human Rights to Bear on the Culture of Impunity—G. Watson.
  • Cambodia: Revising the Land Law—S. Chanthy and G. Watson.
  • Ecuador: The Campaign Against Texaco Oil—T.L. Jezic.
  • International Financial Institutions: The Campaign for Debt Relief—A. Bauck.
  • Comparative Lessons From Social Justice Advocacy Case Studies—G. Watson.
  • ADVOCACY RESOURCE DIRECTORY—G. Watson et al.
  • Index of Organizations by Program Country.
  • Capacity-Building Organizations.
  • Networking Organizations.
  • Development-Policy and Research Organizations.
  • Funding Organizations.