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Creative Campaigning in Restrictive Spaces: A workshop to explore effective advocacy in restrictive spaces using Lifeline’s new toolkit
We invite you – as grassroots activists from civil society organizations, movements, and networks – to join us for an interactive workshop to explore real-world examples illustrating effective tactics for advocacy in restrictive spaces. The workshop will build upon the new advocacy toolkit ( recently developed by the Lifeline Fund for Embattled CSOs to support CSOs operating in the toughest environments. In the era of COVID-19 restrictions, this resource is even more timely, as growing numbers of CSOs find themselves operating in increasingly restrictive space and need to reconsider where opportunities exist and campaign creatively.

9:00-10:30am EDT

Part I: Presentation of the Toolkit for Advocacy in Restrictive Spaces -
Moderator: Masana Ndinga-Kanga, Crisis Response Fund Lead, CIVICUS

Part II: Discussants -
CSO Leader from Hong Kong (name withheld for security reasons)
UN Special Rapporteur for FoAA Clement Voule

Part III: Break-Out Discussions - small-group conversations to explore specific tactics in greater depth
-Group 1: Identifying Alternative Entry Points
-Group 2: Finding Unlikely Allies
-Group 3: Countering Stigma and Slander of Civil Society

*Please RSVP by June 29th*

Jul 1, 2020 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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