Tag: campaigning

The challenge from lived experience

There’s a lot of talk at the moment in the UK charity sector about the importance of valuing the challenge from lived experience in both service delivery and campaigning. While people may be talking about it, there is one new

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Lived experience

I have thought a lot recently about what drives and motivates campaigns. When I look back on my campaigning, I know that it was when I had time with people who had lived experience of the campaigning issue that I

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Learning from a webinar

Having written in my last post about how you can overcome the language barrier, I faced a new challenge the other day on a webinar. I was due to run a webinar introducing a simple approach to advocacy for NGOs

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Breaking through the language barrier

I’ve written before about how campaigning and challenging injustice shows our common humanity. Across the world I have met people wanting to campaign for change. I am interested in how to break through the language barrier to support them. My

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More hope on destitution

Last month I attended a meeting hosted by Women for Refugee Women and NACCOM to explore the possibility of a new campaign to end destitution. I wasn’t too sure how I felt as I travelled to the meeting. While I

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Hope on destitution

My last two blog posts have been about destitution, and whilst being a bleak issue, they have made the case for a new national campaign to end destitution. But don’t please get the idea that I think nothing is happening

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End Destitution Campaign

No-one living in the UK should be destitute. By destitute I mean having no job, no income, no benefits, no home, nothing. In the sixth largest economy in the world, no-one should be destitute. And if people are destitute, then

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Passion and campaigning

I’ve written a lot recently about the importance of passion in campaigning. And passion for a cause has been much on mind recently having just joined the trustee board of Voice of Domestic Workers. If you don’t know about this

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Beyond campaign training

One area of work I have been thinking a lot about recently is how you can best support people to campaign once you have offered them some initial training on campaigning tools. Earlier this year I worked with the Czech-based

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A passionate Migrant Voice

I’ve recently done a bit of work with Migrant Voice. If you don’t know them, they are well worthy of a look – and as the name suggests they are all about giving a voice to migrants. They were contacted

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