ADVOCACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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Today always more often we realize that, especially in some jobs and situations, what we do with reference to our profession or within the domain in which we operate, it is not enough unless it is faced also from a political point of view and comprised within the various levels it is expressed: global, regional, national and local.

Politics is in reality one of the determinants of the scenario within which we move, and it implies un complex structure of norms and legislation interconnected and interdependent.

In other terms it is not any more enough to know our own political and legislative system, but it is necessary to be capable to liaise the various levels, e.g. for us Italians the domestic law is tightly linked to the policies made at European level.

Therefore, doing this, we go up and down through a hierarchy of agreements, conventions, minutes, single rules, etc. that influence however directly our action.

Hence, on one side to operate in an effective way it is necessary to know how to make the appropriate connections but on the other side we have the possibility or maybe today say the need to become “active citizens” who exercise this action, which does not find a direct translation in our language, advocacy.

What does it mean? The capacity of implementing targeted actions to sensitize, illustrate, mobilize, etc. on specific topics to be able to influence the policies in a specific contact.

Why? Because today more than ever if policies must be effective, and this above all when operating in development, these must be grounded on the ownership of the target population. In other words, it is globally recognised that any intervention that is not perceived by the recipients as born bottom up and participated, on the long term will run out or become practically nil. From here then the need to be capable on one side to perceive the concrete needs, the expectations and on the other side to transform them into effective actions and interventions.

Advocacy looks at doing this, makes the policy dialogue with the expectations of the recipient and vice versa to impact in an effective way on the policies that will then influence the concrete world.

In this dynamics, the operator of any discipline it may be, has the need to acquire the capability of implementing strategies to influence those who are in charge of making the political choices i.e. the so-called decision makers.

In addition, this action is not an end in itself. Advocacy not only contributes in building up a political scenario that is more effective, but also impacts on the financing policies of donors.  These are determined answering to the existing political framework based on definite priorities.

This makes, hence, the exercise of advocacy a sophisticated means to support, bring ahead and impact on dinamics at global, regional, national and local levels.

Today always more international organizations, organizations working in development, and also enterprises are starting, to have experts capable of operating in this dimension.

All this and much more in our webinar and in the following online course.

 

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