Citizen Advocacy

Citizen action is what gives real democracy its life.  All across the world, in places as small as a village and as vast as a nation, people are ignited with the spirit of activism.  They rise to the realization that, “Something is not right here and I am going to do something to help make it right.”The Democracy Center’s central mission, since its founding in 1992, has been to help people working for social, economic and environmental justice to be as effective as they can be.  We’ve done this work with thousands of activists in more than two-dozen countries spread across five continents.   More

Materials for Effective Advocacy

The Democracy Center has an extensive library of advocacy materials developed over many years of training and projects. Many of these are available to download free here.

Thinking Strategically

Profiles of strategy in action and opportunities to share with and learn from other activists

People We’ve Worked With

Over the course of two decades the Democracy Center has worked with advocates from all kinds of organisations across the globe. Find out who.

Advocacy Archive

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Getting Action Beyond New York: Shifting the Focus to the South


There is an opportunity afoot to strengthen justice and global South representation in the climate movement (and here are a couple of resources to help us do it)

Getting Action: Strategic lines of ATTAC at the Summer University


Thomas Mc Donagh reports back from the ESU where solid strategies were both discussed and implemented.

Getting Action: Climate Protection – The New Insurgency

Activists are enforcing – not breaking – the law when attempting to obstruct operations that destroy our planet, as Jeremy Brecher explains.

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