Raising Public Awareness: Strategies for Human Rights Campaigns | Freedom House

Raising Public Awareness: Strategies for Human Rights Campaigns

Raising Public Awareness: Strategies for Human Rights Campaigns

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Governments around the world increasingly influence public opinion in favor of authoritarianism by portraying human rights as a foreign concept in direct conflict with the traditional values of the people and local culture. In response, civil society organizations and activists are finding innovative ways to create a demand for human rights from broader communities.

A diverse group of experts will discuss the findings from recent research on the effectiveness of human rights campaigns, present relevant examples of successful campaigns that raise public awareness, and discuss strategies for developing and executing campaigns that aim to promote human rights.

Laura Adams
USAID Democracy Fellow
Institute of International Education

Chantal Agarwal
Senior Program Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean
ABA Rule of Law Initiative

Mason Ingram
Global Director, Governance

Annie Callaway
Advocacy Manager
Enough Project

Vukasin Petrovic
Senior Director for Strategy
Freedom House

Jeremy Pittman
Deputy Field Director
Human Rights Campaign




Freedom House, the American Bar Association, Internews, Pact, and Search for Common Ground formed the “Protecting Global Rights through Sustainable Solutions” Consortium (PROGRESS) to implement the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM). HRSM is a USAID funded, five-year leader with associates (LWA) cooperative agreement aimed at implementing USAID’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Strategy, specifically objective #3: Protect and promote universally recognized human rights. This event is part of the HRSM Learning Forum, a series of discussions on specific issues in the field of democracy, human rights and governance. This event was made possible with the generous support of the American People through USAID. The contents are the responsibility of PROGRESS and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States.

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