This toolbox is based on materials developed for an ILC project in Eastern and Southern Africa from 2007-2010 entitled "Securing Women's Access to Land: Linking Research and Action". The core of this project was action-oriented research carried out by partners in seven countries with a view to using research results in advocacy.
The capacity-building activities to support partners included advocacy workshops on which this toolbox is based. This toolbox is split into two sections: one on advocacy planning, and one on tools. In an attempt to facilitate advocacy for small organisations with limited funds, using this toolbox does not require financial resources, but rather, focuses on sensitising the media and lobbying. You can download as a whole or in seperate documents below. The toolbox is available in English, French and Spanish.
We hope that you find this toolbox useful and encourage you to give us your feedback and suggestions on how to improve it - including on which tools are most useful and which ones could be added to this toolbox in future.
Download the full Advocacy Toolbox:
English.pdf French.pdf Spanish.pdf
Download the toolbox by sections (English/Spanish/French)
|Advocacy Strategy Planning|
|1. Understanding Advocacy||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|2. Identifying the Advocacy Issue||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|3. Analysing the Problem within its Context||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|4. Developing an Advocacy Strategy||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|1. Communication Strategy||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|3. Policy Submissions||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
|4. Constituency Building||EN.pdf||SP.pdf||FR.pdf|
* Written by Saranel Benjamin Lebert and Tom Lebert (South Development Services) for ILC, adapted by ILC. All illustrations throughout the toolbox by Maria Guardia.
The ILC Secretariat has removed from this page a first version of the Advocacy Toolbox that did not contained a footnote with aknowledgements - included by the authors - and mistakenly excluded in the layout process. Apologies to the authors and the aknowledged persons/organisations (Frank Smith and CIVICUS). The current version has been edited accordingly.