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Sylwia Presley
Social Media Consultant (United Kingdom)

Always interested in social media, the 2010 web, marketing, photography and design, activism, domestic abuse, currently focussed studying for CIM Marketing Diploma in Oxford and working in non for profit sector, as well as for Global Voices.


Their Stories: New Tactics

Published 25th June 2010 - 2 comments - 2085 views -



New Tactics is a great website allowing its members to share and collaborate on best practices in activism. You might think it’s obvious that the collaboration will happen, however many grassroots projects and very often sudden activist campaigns happen to work in isolation, locally, very much from the scratch. Here any one working with human rights issues can find great resources, add their own expertize and case studies but also collaborate and seek support.

'The New Tactics in Human Rights Project, led by a diverse group of partner international organizations, advisors and practitioners, promotes tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human rights community. Strategic and tactical thinking, long used by business and military strategists, is an effective means for the human rights movement to expand options and possibilities of what can be done. Innovative tactics are emerging that may more effectively advance human rights and end persistent human rights problems. Many innovations have been valuable, yet are not well known outside their regions.

The New Tactics in Human Rights project promotes the use and sharing of as wide a range of tactics as possible. The project is coordinated by the Center for Victims of Torture and grew out of its experience as a creator of new tactics and a treatment center that also advocates for the protection of human rights from a unique position—one of healing and reclaiming civic leadership. We hope you will join us and the New Tactics community in developing, using and promoting strategic and tactical thinking within the broad human rights community.

"To advance human rights requires the capacity to innovate tactics and combine them to create strategies as comprehensive as the problems we face.” - Douglas A. Johnson, United States, Executive Director, Center for Victims of Torture'

The group of professionals working on this project has also released great book, available for free download here, called ‘New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners’.

We need more of solutions like this one, don't you think?


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  • Luan Galani on 01st July 2010:

    Definitely! Sylwia, thank you so much for that.

    It is an exemplary initiative. I’ve already started reading the book mentioned =D…thanks again…and best of luck for them.

  • Sylwia Presley on 01st July 2010:

    Thank you, Luan, actually I am just in touch with them to prepare an interview, so this should come up shortly;)

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