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What is this guide?
This guide is for Save the Children staff and partners who are involved in advocacy. You can use it to help you run an advocacy workshop, or as a general advocacy resource.The training material consists of a mixture of practical exercises and theory so that participants learn about advocacy in a way that is relevant to their specific needs and context, and they will come out of the workshop with a draft of an advocacy strategy. The guide consists of two complementary manuals: the Facilitator’s Manual and the Participant’s Manual that are designed to be used together.

  • The Facilitator’s Manual is aimed at anyone who is designing or facilitating an advocacy workshop, including people who do not necessarily have much experience either as trainers or as advocates. Part One contains information on how to design, plan and run a workshop, with some tips on methodologies. Part Two contains individual session plans with detailed instructions on how to conduct each session.
  • The Participant’s Manual contains background material on each topic, case stories,and references to further resources. It is intended to be a resource guide for both facilitators and participants.The Participant’s Manual can also be used on its own as a general advocacy resource.