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This was presented on Youth Training organized by Global Citizen Corps Indonesia at June 9th, 2012

This was presented on Youth Training organized by Global Citizen Corps Indonesia at June 9th, 2012


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  • 1. Advocacy tips for youth
  • 2. What is Advocacy?
  • 3. The Four Parts of Advocacy Rights Information Voice Inclusion
  • 4. Why do We Need Advocacy?
  • 5. How to advocate? Preparing Persuading
  • 6. Preparing • Assess the situation • Gather facts and information • Look for alternative solution • Develop an action plan Preparing
  • 7. Assess the situation • What happened? • Have you had similar problems in the past? Once you begin to think of prossible solutions: • How do you want the problem to be resolved? • What will happen if you don’t get what you’re asking for? Assess The Situation
  • 8. • What reason have you been given for a decision has been made? • Are there any laws, regulations or policies that apply to your situation? • Who has the authority to make a decision about your situation? • Is there a complaint, review, or appeal process? Gather facts and information
  • 9. • Are there other ways to get what you want? • Can you get it from a different place? • Is there a different approach that might work? Look for alternative solution
  • 10. • What are you going to ask for? • How are you going to ask for it? • Whom do you need to talk to? • And if that person can’t help, what will your next step be? Develop an action plan
  • 11. Being Assertive Focusing on interests Persuading
  • 12. Being assertive • Knowing what is the best for you and how to ask for it • Expressing yourself simply, clearly and directly – in a way that doesn’t attack, negate, or manipulate anyone else • Standing up for yourself, while respecting the needs and interests of others Being Assertive
  • 13. Focusing on interests Advocacy focuses on interests rather than positions. A position is what someone wants. And interest is why someone wants something. When you are advocating, always try to focus on why you want it, what is important you about it, and what your concerns will be if you don’t get it. Focusing on Interest
  • 14. There is no guarantee that just because you speak out, you will get what you want. However, if you don’t speak out, nothing will change. -The Advokit
  • 15. Terima Kasih http://lutviah.net lutviah@hotmail.com 0856-1686-257