From February 26-28, the International Women’s Health Coalition hosted an Advocacy in Practice (AiP) training for fifteen youth activists from ten different countries. Since 2007, IWHC has held four AiP sessions, each of which coincided with an important conference or United Nations (UN) negotiation.
In these sessions, we have trained over 60 advocates from 35 countries in:
Understanding the core elements of advocacy, including goal-setting, media and communications strategies, and tailoring an advocacy agenda to meet its goals; Women’s rights, human rights, sexual and reproductive rights and health, HIV/AIDS, and youth movements as a force for social change; and Practical application of this knowledge and these skills.
The reason we had an AiP last week was that the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is happening at the UN this week and next. All of the AiP participants are attending the CSW, and some of them will be blogging here and reporting back on their experiences in the many meetings they’ll be involved in.
For more info about IWHC’s Advocacy in Practice trainings, click here.