European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department,SIDA, Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation
ARC – Foundation Module 5: Advocacy
This module provides practical information, guidelines, examples and tools to support organisations and key actors to undertake advocacy to bring about positive change for children in humanitarian contexts. Useful guidance is provided to analyse what type of advocacy bests suits a particular context as well as identifying advocacy targets and appropriate messages and developing advocacy strategies.
Doing advocacy in emergencies has specific challenges and risks, but also has the potential to draw attention to neglected emergencies and make a real change in the fulfilment of children’s rights. Advocacy can lead to short-term changes but can also address underlying causes, making it an essential part of a rights-based approach.
The ARC resource pack provides information and training materials to strengthen individuals’ capacity to address the causes of children’s vulnerabilities, to build effective child protection systems for use in emergencies and long-term development, and to ensure that no activities inadvertently compromise children’s rights or safety.
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