New Tactics Blog

New Tactics in Human Rights: Engaging Youth to Reduce Violence

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New Tactics in Human Rights: Engaging Youth to Reduce Violence

In the spring of 2010, the New Tactics in Human Rights program launched the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Initiative to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders in the MENA region. This new phase of the program included training local human rights activists in the New Tactics 5-Step Strategic Effectiveness method.

10 Best Practices for NGOs to Consider When Working with Photographers and Photography

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10 Best Practices for NGOs to Consider When Working with Photographers and Photography

Photography is a powerful tool that can create awareness and effect change. The visual narrative created through photographs can move individuals to a place and understanding of people, geographies, and events that would otherwise be impossible.

Successful Collaborations Take Time: A Merging of Training Methods

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Successful Collaborations Take Time: A Merging of Training Methods

In December 2014, New Tactics in Human Rights MENA Initiative and AHEL, a social enterprise registered as a training company, unveiled a unique collaboration which provided a method-merging training to benefit human rights advocates in the region. It is important to note that collaborative efforts do not emerge overnight – successful collaborations take time.

Susan Atwood Leaving New Tactics

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Susan Atwood Leaving New Tactics

It is with sadness that the New Tactics team announces the departure of Susan Atwood. Susan has served as the New Tactics Program Manager for the past 2 years.  Prior to this, she served as a long-time volunteer with the program. During her tenure, she was instrumental in mentoring, stewarding, and maximizing the expertise of our New Tactics team, both at headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota and in our Middle East North Africa regional office in Amman, Jordan.

Intersectionality: A Tool for Realizing Human Rights

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Intersectionality: A Tool for Realizing Human Rights

What is intersectionality?

Foremost, intersectionality is a tool for revealing and transforming the interworkings of power and oppression. Therefore, it is a powerful tool for realizing human rights for all. In its most popular form, many understand it to be a method for revealing the multiple dimensions of our social identities, e.g., how we simultaneously experience our race, gender, class, age, ability and so forth as unique experiences of privilege and/or discrimination. While it is important to understand how these social identities function together, the focus on identity politics often comes at the cost of overshadowing (or ignoring) the more transformative aims of intersectionality, which is the deconstruction and dismantling of systems of power and oppression.

Looking for inspiration & new ideas for your campaign? Check out our new Strategy Toolkit!

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Looking for inspiration & new ideas for your campaign? Check out our new Strategy Toolkit!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our online Strategy Toolkit, available in both English and Arabic!

https://www.newtactics.org/toolkit/strategy-toolkit

Our online Strategy Toolkit is a collection of resources and tools for building strategic thinking and tactical innovation. We’ve organized the material using the tested framework of our in-person trainings. We call this framework the 5 Steps to Strategic Effectiveness Method.

This resource has been developed primarily for human rights advocates, their organizations, coalitions, and networks to help better understand the importance and need for strategic thinking and to provide tools to help examine and determine what tactics might best help advance efforts to make change.

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Google Hangouts coinciding with our online discussion on documentation tools

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Google Hangouts coinciding with our online discussion on documentation tools

We’re trying something different this month! We’re adding four 30-minute Google Hangouts to our online discussion on Working safely and effectively with documentation tools. Join us for these Google Hangouts, watch the recordings in the online discussion, and add your comments throughout the week! Everything starts on Monday, June 9!

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