Upcoming training sessions
4 April 2014 – Promoting Women’s Rights for a Life Free from Violence (Bristol)
This training will introduce you to the key concept and terminology used in feminist advocacy. By the end of the session trainees will have an increased understanding of power and how challenging power is a key element of advocacy.The workshop will be highly participatory and there will be group activities where you will carry out a problem analysis and plan a campaign strategy. Additionally, you will learn about the situation of women in Central America and how a grassroots organisation in Honduras is supporting marginalised women to defend their rights.
Past training sessions
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2 November and 9 November 2013 – Advocacy Skills for Women’s Rights Campaigns (Glasgow and London)
Two exciting new training sessions for activists were delivered in different locations in the UK – Glasgow University and London School of Economics. Participants learnt key advocacy skills and how to influence policy and practice that affect women’s lives from CAWN’s staff and special guests. The case studies for the practical sessions focused on the informal economy using examples provided by our touring speakers.
13 April and 1 June 2013 – Influencing policies and practices that impact women’s lives (London)
An exciting two-days training to learn in detail about the campaign cycle with CAWN’s staff and special guests, including award-winning Honduran journalist and human rights defender Dina Meza and a senior expert from Parliament.
15 and 16 September 2012 – Using video for advocacy and campaigning (Bristol)
CAWN run a two days training for young activists interested in using video for advocacy and campaigning as part of UK Feminista Summer School: a weekend of training, skill sharing and planning for feminist activism in the University of Bristol.
Feminist activists learnt how to produce a video from the filming process to the final edit, and including how to publish it on the web. What do you think of their first collective video?
18 June 2012 – Practice your campaigning skills to lobby Parliament for the rights of exploited women (London)
Tracking bills, building up awareness of supporting Members of Parliament and fostering better relations with them can be key to a successful campaign. At this session you will learn the different aspects of Parliament’s work: questions, EDMs, debates, committees, law-making and processes and more. The training will also include examples of work done on trafficking and exploitation of migrant women at Parliament.
25-26 April 2012 – Interntional Media Training: Media as a Tool for Development (London)
Experts from Central America, southern Africa, Asia and Europe explored togehter how communication rights for human development, democracy, social inclusion and participatory citizenship can be built. The methodology of this training was higly participatory. We learned from each other, looked at each others’ strategies and experienced, and collectively brainstorm how to strengthen our capacity. Three workshops were offered on “Writing on herstories”, “Radio as a tool for development” and “Making podcasts”.
What people have said about this training…
“I learnt to find a creative space again for writing and that this can be my own space for expression and freedom. I was reminded that to encourage change we need to work together and that all our ideas for strategies can be made really by working together.”
“The creative writing workshop gave me the opportunity to express myself in a different way. The other two workshops on radio and podcast demystified technology for me and showed me that if I want to I can use it and it’s easy to do so. I learnt how to make a podcast, but more importantly to trust my instincts and just do stuff and it doesn’t matter if I fail because there are many women who will support me along the way.”
“Collaborating with all these women was inspiring and empowering – we have an incredible collective force!”
11 February 2012 – Influence policies and practice that impact on women’s lives (London)
This training session explored the links between labour exploitation and issues of security, poverty and gender discrimination, giving trainees the tools and knowledge to challenge these realities. The workshop looked at policies and practice surrounding issues in the UK and included workshops on practicing strategy skills for planning effective campaigns in the UK and abroad.
Among the training materials we provided with to participants, we distributed copies of Womankind’s advocacy toolkit. To download a copy, follow the link http://www.womankind.org.uk/policy-and-resources/womens-rights-advocacy-toolkit/
Download a flyer from the event: Advocacy Training 11.02.12
22 November 2011 – Fighting Back: Tackling violence against women through advocacy in Latin America and Africa (London)