The Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning. With the proliferation of digital tools and platforms available to activists, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start and which tools are best suited (or not) for different kinds of campaign and global contexts. This Toolkit assembles, strategies, digital tools and case studies from around the world with a critical focus on the intended strategic impact of digital campaigns.
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It has been developed by Tactical Technology Collective as part of CREA's New Voices / New Leaders: Women Building Peace and Reshaping Democracy project, supported by the FLOW Fund, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aims of this project is to promote security by combating violence against women in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharian Africa and actively involving women in processes of peace, security and reconstruction and to enhance the participation of women in politics and public administration. The website has been translated into Arabic; Swahili; Bengali; and Hindi, and print versions of all languages have also been created.
This Toolkit has been customised from an updated version of two earlier toolkits: Message in a Box and Mobiles in a Box and also features content from our 10 Tactics suite of materials for women's rights activists.
The Toolkit has been developed in collaboration with the following organisations:
Forum for Women, Law and Development, Nepal
Nagarik Awaaz for Peace, Nepal
The Center for Development Servcies (CDS), Egypt
Women's Empowerment Link, Kenya
The YP Foundation, India
Who can benefit from this guide?
The Women's Right Campaigning Toolkit is for you if you are an activist, advocate, NGO or community worker anywhere in the world who:
is launching or thinking of launching a campaign online and/or offline using digital tools
is looking for inspiration or an idea of how others have used digital tools in innovative ways and with limited means to pass a strong message
wants to focus more on applying tools and strategies rather than on abstract theories; wants a guide that is practical without necessarily being technical.