This is the full downloadable version of the curriculum in PDF format.
Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy
Rise Up is proud to publish our award-winning Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy, an intensive curriculum that engages girls and their allies in strategic advocacy to improve girls’ lives around the world. We believe that girls have the power to transform their own lives, families, communities, and the world. The heart of our approach is an integrated emphasis on social justice values, a human rights framework, and a gender-focused perspective. Leveraging our seven years of experience in girl-centered advocacy, our methodology enables participants to improve laws, policies, programs, and funding for girls.
Below are the dowloadable PDF’s for each chapter.
This workshop guide is based on experiential learning, connecting participants more deeply to one another and deepening their knowledge of new concepts presented during the workshop. It provides opportunities for participants to collaboratively incorporate new information in a safe setting where they can try out new skills and knowledge and integrate constructive feedback from peers and colleagues.
The facilitator manages the group’s learning based on participants’ knowledge via small group and plenary discussions, as well as experiential learning activities and personal reflections.
Teambuilding is an important way to create trust, ensure confidentiality, and create a positive learning space for participants. Teambuilding opens up the workshop space to learning beyond the technical aspects of advocacy planning and encourages participants to develop trust and collaborative relationships throughout the workshop.
This chapter introduces participants to the essential elements that contribute to a successful advocacy strategy, as well as the planning methods that are involved in each step.
A gender perspective and a human rights framework are key to successful advocacy efforts for and with girls because both provide tools for analyzing the root causes of the problems and inequities that girls experience.
Planning not only helps us identify potential bumps in our road to success, but also helps to make sure that we are asking the right questions, advocating with the right people in realistic ways, and addressing the root causes of the problems in our communities.
The strategic use of media and storytelling is key to winning over the hearts and minds of decision-makers and the general public to improve the lives of girls around the world.
Building strong strategic alliances mitigates our weaknesses with the assets of other groups or organizations. By joining our voices and strategies, working with our allies is crucial to ensuring that decision-makers act in a timely and effective manner to improve the policies and laws that directly impact the lives of girls.
Activities and logic framework to enable us to identify what we are doing to achieve our objectives, who is responsible for taking those actions, and how we will measure our success.
To maximize the clarity and effectiveness of these proposals, facilitators should take advantage of the workshop space to provide effective feedback on proposal ideas and writing.
Closing a workshop effectively provides a meaningful final activity for participants to reflect on their learnings, appreciate the learning space they shared with others, and transition into their daily lives outside of the workshop space.
Below are the downloadable PowerPoint files as outlined in the curriculum.
Below are the downloadable links to the videos as outlined in the curriculum.