Five Steps to Tactical Innovation - Lesson 5

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Five Steps to Tactical Innovation - Lesson 5

  1. 1. Tactics The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project A Project of the Center for Victims of Torture Step Four: Explore & Share / Select Attribution - List "The Center for Victims of Torture - New Tactics in Human Rights Project" as the source for any information used in this document as well as any original attribution provided in this document. Noncommercial - The information is not to be used for profit. Share Alike - If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license. And share your alterations, etc with CVT-New Tactics to continue to build the body of knowledge.
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. From Sun Tzu — the Art of War Know the Terrain (or “landscape”) Know Your Opponent Know Yourself The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  4. 4. The Need for New Tactics 6 reasons for learning about more TACTICS to expand our thinking
  5. 5. <ul><li>What we know how to do influences what we think is possible to do. Tactics help determine strategy. </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project I changed all headings to numbers. It was a mix of bullets and numbers.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Different tactics are effective against different targets. </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  7. 7. <ul><li>Different tactics appeal to different constituencies . </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  8. 8. <ul><li>Tactical flexibility is the source of surprise. </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  9. 9. <ul><li>Tactics teach participants and observers how to engage in the world. </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  10. 10. <ul><li>Tactics are the training systems for engaging participants and allies in the organization’s work. </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  11. 11. What important considerations are needed in making tactical choices?
  12. 12. Tactical choices must be influenced by: <ul><li>A group’s capacities </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  13. 13. Tactical choices must be influenced by: <ul><li>Tolerance for risk </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  14. 14. Tactical choices must be influenced by: <ul><li>Analysis of the opponent </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  15. 15. Tactical choices must be influenced by: <ul><li>Context in which the tactics will be used </li></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project Selling condoms to a truck driver in Bangladesh to prevent AIDS
  16. 16. Tactical choices must be influenced by: <ul><li>What considerations do you think belong in “context”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human behavior / habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditions </li></ul></ul>The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  17. 17. 5 1 2 3 4 The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project NUJOOD HER FATHER Brothers Sister GOAL: ENDING Child Marriages Husband Judge Shada Nasser HR Lawyer Tribal Judge Sharia Committee Judge’s Family Court House Police Station Arresting Officer Taxi Driver Journalists Glamour Magazine Yemen Times Newspaper IRIN News Girls Forum For HR Seyaj / Child Protection Yemeni Women’s Union Sisters’ Arab Forum GWCC / YYDF Private school Governorates Parliament Village Community Condoleezza Rice, US State Dept
  18. 18. Identifying tactics for your target The Center for Victims of Torture—New Tactics in Human Rights Project
  19. 19. Assignment <ul><ul><li>Read the materials for Lesson 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to read the case study on Mock Tribunals from Nigeria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a tactic for one of your targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before our next session: </li></ul></ul>

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