PLAN YOUR POWER ADVOCACY TOOLS AND TRAINING
Plan Your Power Advocacy Tools and Training
IWDA delivers online and face-to-face advocacy training and resources for women’s rights organisations. Our training takes you through every stage of the advocacy planning process, culminating in a comprehensive advocacy strategy ready to implement. Working with Plan Your Power will ensure your advocacy is targeted, sustainable and transformative.
“… it’s about power. It’s not about asking, it’s about demanding. It’s not about convincing those who are currently in power, it’s about changing the very face of power itself.”
~ Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, USA civil rights advocate
Plan Your Power resources—toolkit and online course—are currently only available in English, but workshops can be conducted in English and your desired language with translator support. Courses can be provided in person (travel permitting) or online.
Download a free copy of Plan Your Power: A Toolkit for Women’s Rights Advocacy Planning and see below for training workshops to complement the toolkit.
Plan Your Power Training
A participatory, inclusive, and interactive workshop for women’s rights organisations or networks wanting to create a strategic advocacy plan.
At the end of the workshop, your team will have:
- An advocacy plan ready to implement
- Ability to embed a women’s rights approach into your advocacy work
- A clear framework for future advocacy planning
- Useful tools to support monitoring, evaluating and learning throughout the planning process.
Price includes full access to Plan Your Power Online Advocacy Planning Fundamentals (approx.. 7 hours of content) to be completed before the workshop, and a hard copy of the Plan Your Power Toolkit.
Costs: starting at AUD$10,715 +GST (cost varies depending on duration, size of organisation and the number of participants).Learn More
Master advocacy fundamentals at your own pace
An online course for individuals who prefer self-directed learning. Ideal for advocates and campaigners who are looking for a more sophisticated advocacy planning process.
A four module program with an interactive storytelling approach, designed to build women’s rights organisations and civil society group’s capacity in developing advocacy strategies and campaigns. Mixing case studies, scenarios, brainstorming, critical reflection, audio-video, quizzes and journaling, it helps learners get to grips with key concepts around women’s rights and each step of the advocacy planning cycle
At the end of the online course you will have:
- An understanding of women’s rights approach to advocacy
- Knowledge of key steps for successful advocacy planning
- Tools to assist you with advocacy planning
- A completed advocacy plan workbook to test with your colleagues or inform your participation in a PYP Workshop
- A certificate of completion
Duration: approx.. 7 hours
Cost: $250 + GST
When: Anytime. Course available for 3 months after registration.Learn More
Brush up on your advocacy planning skills and learn how to apply a women’s right approach to your advocacy.
For individuals who are new to advocacy or want to learn how a women’s rights approach to advocacy is better able to achieve sustainable and transformative change.
At the end of the workshop, you will have:
- A strong understanding of how to embed feminist principles into your advocacy planning
- Knowledge of principles that support sustainable and transformative change
- Tools that guide you through every stage of the advocacy planning process
Price includes full access to Plan Your Power Online Advocacy Planning Fundamentals (approx.. 7 hours of content and advocacy planning template)
Next Session: November 9th
Duration: 1 day
Cost: AUD$420 +GST per person
In a context of new global challenges, closing civil society space and increasing backlash against women’s human rights and feminist agendas, advocacy for gender equality and women’s rights is more critical than ever.
Created in partnership with Womankind Worldwide, the Plan Your Power toolkit adapts mainstream advocacy planning processes to incorporate a deeper understanding of gendered, and intersecting power relations, to strengthen feminist movements.
This toolkit adapts mainstream advocacy planning processes to incorporate a deeper understanding of gendered, and other intersecting, power relations to strengthen our movements for gender equality and ensure that allies incorporate the priorities of diverse women in their future advocacy.
Anyone can use this toolkit to progress the most important advances in women’s rights and ensure they are not scaled back or eliminated altogether. Find out why women’s rights advocacy is different by downloading our toolkit below.
Advocacy Planning Workshops
Plan Your Power advocacy planning workshops will support your organisation to develop an advocacy strategy embedded in women’s rights principles. The training takes your organisation through every stage of the advocacy planning process, culminating in a comprehensive advocacy strategy ready to implement.
Working with Plan Your Power will not only ensure your advocacy is targeted, it will guide you towards achieving long-term structural change. A women’s rights approach to advocacy is more than just the end product of achieving the advocacy aim; it is the journey where all women’s voices are heard and women are empowered to act.
Plan Your Power will not only help you achieve your advocacy goals, it will empower your staff by providing them with the framework and tools to lead strategic advocacy in the future.
Participants are given complimentary access to IWDA’s Plan Your Power Online Learning Course so they can feel prepared to engage in an interactive and collaborative workshop.
Courses can be provided in person (travel permitting) or online. Options include a dedicated follow up support plan to monitor the plan’s implementation. The Plan Your Power resources—toolkit and online course—are currently only available in English, but workshops can be conducted in English and your desired language with translator support.