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  • New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture
  • Overview The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Foundations for strategic & tactical thinking
    • Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
    • Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
    Sun Tzu (over 2,000 years ago) View slide
  • In other words…
    • Planning without action is futile.
    • Action without planning is fatal.
    View slide
  • Know Yourself Know Your Opponent Know the Terrain From Sun Tzu— the Art of War The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • Know Yourself
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know Yourself
  • Know Yourself
    • Goals
    • Allies
    • Strengths and limits
    • Which tactics we know
    • Which tactics we can successfully implement
    Know Yourself
  • Know your opponent
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know Your Opponent
  • Know your opponent
    • Goals
    • Strategy
    • Tactics
      • A key component of its strategy
      • Knowledge of such tactics aids us in counteracting them
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    Know Your Opponent
  • Know the Terrain
    • What do you think this means?
    • How does this match your own experience?
    Know the Terrain
  • Know the Terrain
    • Where a “battle” will be fought…
    • Two tools will be introduced
      • “ Tactical map tool ”
      • “ Spectrum of Allies tool”
    Know the Terrain
  • Key Terms The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project for understanding this course
  • Strategy
      • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
  • Strategy entails many decisions
      • An outline of key steps and approaches in accomplishing the goal. Strategy defines what is important to do – including:
        • Selection of key objectives
        • Appropriate targets
        • Understanding of needed constituencies
        • Resources
        • Decisions on which t actics to use and when
  • Tactic
      • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
  • Tactic – a specific action
    • Action taken to implement a strategy. Tactics are the levers or mechanisms to carry out a strategy.
      • Tactics are one of the key building blocks of strategy.
      • Tactics are about “the how,” while strategies are about “the what.”
      • A tactic is a specific action or systematic combination of actions taken to affect a given situation.
  • Advocacy
      • Create a “select all that apply” quick quiz
  • Advocacy
    • Represents the series of actions taken and issues highlighted to change the “what is” into a “what should be”, considering that this “what should be” is a more decent and a more just society.
  • Vision
      • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
  • Vision
    • A source of inspiration which focuses on how the world can be in the future.
    • A vision provides decision-making criteria.
  • Goal
    • The aim or purpose toward which an effort is directed.
    • A vision becomes a goal when action steps are taken for achieving it .
  • Target
      • Create a “multiple choice” quick quiz
  • Target
    • The person or group, place or segment of society where your tactical action is directed.
  • "new" tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Why the need for
  • When your only tool is a hammer, New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
  • every problem looks like a nail. New Tactics in Human Rights – www.newtactics.org
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools 4. Explore & Select Tactics Using participants’ experiences & NT resources The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  • 1. Identify the Problem 5. Develop a plan of action for implementation New Tactics – 5 Steps to Tactical Innovation 2. Build a Common Vision 3. Define the Terrain Using “Tactical Map” & “ Spectrum of Allies” tools 4. Explore & Select Tactics Using participants’ experiences & NT resources The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
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  • Assignment
      • Identify the following before our next session:
      • A problem to work on during this course
      • Your vision for resolving that problem
    • Questions
    • Discussion