In November of 2013, we asked the community to help us prioritize conversation themes for 2014. We wanted to know which themes would be the most relevant to your work in the coming year. We heard from 86 of you and 4 most popular themes that you selected were:
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We’re trying something a little different with our New Tactics conversations. Over the span of 3 months (Sept to Nov) we’ll be hosting a series of conversations all related to the theme: Building Awareness. We believe that this will allow the community to dig deeper on topics that interest them.
Educating individuals and communities about human rights issues is critical to generate interest and involvement in human rights movements. Tactics to build awareness range from street theater and public art to media engagement and video activism. While helping to develop new allies for your cause, these tactics provide an essential starting point for public dialogue about human rights, and focus attention on those responsible for human rights crimes.
Thank you for all the kudos on the new website! We're excited to continue adding new features over the next few months. But in the meantime, we wanted to share some of the feedback we have received so far. Enjoy!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Arabic website and online community! This Arabic website will support human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa region by providing:
As we look forward to 2013, I want to pause for a moment to acknowledge the achievements of New Tactics in 2012, and the great contributions of the New Tactics community.
With the help of 6 conversation partners and 119 conversation leaders, we hosted 10 online dialogues featuring the following diverse topics:
We have a new website, but what does that mean for you? Our goal with this platform is to improve the way you find information (tactics, tools, people, advice), the kind of information we share (strategy and tactics training) and the usability of our community features (our online conversations). We would appreciate your feedback!
We’re excited to introduce a new logo and look for the New Tactics in Human Rights program and website. Since our founding in 1999, we’ve been a program of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). We want to share their logo as we carry out this important work in the world. The logo is a series of six circles, two each in red, orange and yellow. The circles are meant to represent healing and wholeness in the world. The colors signify hope, dignity and respect, qualities embedded in all our New Tactics in Human Rights work and what we strive to have for all of humankind.