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ABOUT THE ADVOCACY PROJECT
The Advocacy Project, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1998 to serve the needs of civil society - particularly community based advocates for peace and human rights. We give special attention to helping NGOs and networks become self sufficient in the use of information and communications technologies.
Advocates are remarkable people - strong, brave and incredibly effective. Despite this, their contribution is often misunderstood and even devalued by the international community. Advocacy is seen as an "add-on." We consider it to be central and essential to a strong civil society. It also has distinct strengths and needs.
Information is the lifeblood of advocacy, and we try to help our partners use information, and information technology more effectively. We do this with great care, because outsiders can do tremendous damage when they impose "capacity building." This can be the quickest and easiest way to stifle the qualities that are essential for advocacy - commitment, energy, and conviction. As a result, we do not offer our services. Partners reach us by visiting our website, reading our newsletter, or hearing about us from others.
Through our Fellows for Peace program, The Advocacy Project also sends graduate student volunteers abroad each summer to work with our partner organizations.
In recent years, AP has sent Peace Fellows to work on a number of pressing issues, including:
-Women's rights and girls' education in Afghanistan
-Trafficking of women from Nigeria to Italy
-The empowerment of survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia
-Rebuilding of Tamil communities in Sri Lanka affected by the Tsunami and discrimination
-Rescuing children from child labor in the brick kilns of Nepal
-Advocating for refugees in Jordan
-Supporting Agent Orange caregivers in Vietnam
For more information on the Advocacy Project, or to read our consultants' blogs, please see: www.advocacynet.org
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