Welcome to the discussion! We thought we'd start this conversation by looking at what it is that makes an ally 'non traditional' and the benefits/barriers to engaging this type of ally. Consider these questions below when sharing your comments in this discussion topic:
- What do we mean by ‘non traditional allies’? Why are some allies perceived as ‘non traditional’? How do we makes these allies that seem unusual to the human rights community, usual?
- What are the benefits of working with allies perceived as non traditional?
- Is it hard to develop these kinds of partnerships? If so, why? What are the barriers that get in the way?
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