What Capacity Does this Movement Need to Build to End Violence Against Girls and Women?

What Capacity Does this Movement Need to Build to End Violence Against Girls and Women?

In our recent interview with immigrant rights leader Pramila Jayapal, we asked her: As you mentioned during the webinar, having women leaders and defining a public policy issue as a women’s issue are two different things. When talking to an American voter, what do activists need to be really conscious about as they pursue public policy issues in the strategy development phase? Read this blog to hear what Pramila had to say and join the dialogue about connecting her thoughts to the movement to end violence against girls and women.

Have all your ducks in a row.  Make sure you do the analysis.  It’s convenient and quick (and much cheaper) to just do bells and whistles that largely rests on a communications strategy to give a different angle, but do you have the research and analysis to back it up?  And always think about what you’re communicating through your spokespeople.  Think multi-pronged approaches—find a way (even if it’s through collaboration with someone else) to connect grassroots organizing with policy development with communications.  It’s all important.


Making Connections to the Movement to End Violence Against Girls and Women

We’d love to hear YOUR thoughts: Here Pramila talks about a multi-pronged approach for movement building. If a strong movement requires multi-pronged approaches, where do we need to build our capacity? Do we currently have powerful policy, communications and grassroots organizing arms?

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