This publication was produced by CIDH (The Independent Commission of Human Rights in North Africa) under the »Consolidating Civil Society’s Role in the Transition from African Human Rights Standards to Practice project », funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Commission of Jurists – European Institutions (ICJ-EI), the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS), the ICJ Kenya Section and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It was produced with the financial support of the European Union.
Its contents are the sole responsibility of CIDH and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
Do not only believe what is written in this manual, because belief alone has never changed things. However, you have to apply it. Because it is the application of knowledge, that creates a result, and this result has a lasting impact on the targets and the populations affected by the actions carried out.
This manual on advocacy and activism is a guide, which aims to be a trainer and supports all activists and defenders of human rights in their daily work. It contributes to building the capacities of sector actors and provides them with a global view of the management of the cycle of advocacy for a cause or a change. Bloggers, journalists, practitioners and activists can use this manual.