Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) are carrying out successful and innovative work around the world, but many are not evaluating their advocacy campaigns. Traditional evaluation approaches tend to be too rigid and fail to take into account the particularly challenging contexts in which many HRDs work. We launched E2A in response to this gap in the field.
Evaluation Advancing Advocacy (E2A) is a capacity development project to support activists and HRDs to use evaluation to develop more effective advocacy campaigns.
Effective documentation and assessment of campaign successes and challenges helps activists and HRDs learn from their actions and adjust as needed. It also helps activists to demonstrate evidence of progress towards advocacy goals - to ourselves, coalition members, funders and others.