Join the New Tactics online community for a conversation on Engaging Non Traditional Allies from March 24 to 28, 2014.
In human rights work, sometimes the most impactful partnerships are with allies you wouldn’t expect. Allies outside of what we consider the traditional human rights community can provide additional networks, expertise and skills to your campaign. In Cairo, for example, Harassmap partners with local shop owners to create “safe zones” against sexual harassment. Human rights organizations in Thailand, Liberia and Austria work with police to promote human rights, professionalism and cross-cultural exchange. Partnerships with businesses and police are not traditional, nor are they easy. But the interdisciplinary nature of these partnerships can lead to successful campaigns.
How are human rights groups identifying and engaging these unexpected allies? What can we learn from examples of successful, non traditional partnerships? What challenges are human rights groups facing in building strong partnerships based on mutual goals, when the overall mission for both parties is quite different? Join us the week of March 24 to share your experiences!
If you are interested to help lead this discussion by sharing your experiences, challenges and ideas, please contact us!