Coalition for Human Rights in Development, Otros Mundos, and Movimiento M4- This infographic tells the story of 12 countries that have rolled back national social and environmental protections in recent years in order to attract investment. The infographic can be printed as a poster in A2 or A3 size for use in workshops and other educational activities. Read more about it and find the Hindi version on the Coalition blog post.
International Rivers- This animated video outlines important information for communities impacted by dam development projects, including rights, resettlement, and negotiations. This video is part of a toolkit for dam-impacted communities which also includes African Dams, Rivers and Rights: A Guide for Communities to be Impacted by the Inga Dam 3.
Based on community-led surveys conducted in 8 countries, interviewing over 800 people, this report by the International Accountability Project provides both an analysis of development failures and a practical roadmap to advance community-led plans for development.
International Rivers – This guide is for communities who risk being displaced, whether physically (losing access to land or home) or economically (losing assets or access to resources for income and livelihood) by the construction and operation of the Inga 3 dam project, which may begin construction as early as 2016.
Tactical Tech – This online toolkit advises users how to use different media in the course of advocacy.
Witness – This online Toolkit enables organizations and individuals to take advantage of video advocacy by giving them the step-by-step tools to develop a video plan from pre-production through to monitoring and evaluation. Tools include tutorial videos, case study examples, questions and brainstorming.
Campaign Against Arms Trade – Tips for using different types of local and regional news media to spread the word about your issue to as many people as possible, including work with journalists and news desks, press releases, letters to newspapers or radio programs, and TV and radio interviews.
This website provides a short explanation of how you can write a press release that will interest journalists and clearly present the issue on which you want them to report and includes a sample press release template you can use in formatting your release.
United Nations Association in Canada – This step-by-step guide to media relations is designed to assist NGOs in working more effectively with the media, including developing collaborations with media representatives.
International Rivers – This guide introduces the power and process of mapping for communities facing destructive development project, including the benefits of mapping, ideas for types of information a community might usefully map, step-by-step instructions for creating basic maps, important sources of data, low and high-tech methods for collecting data, and tips and checklists for strategically incorporating maps in a campaign.
Natural Justice – This toolkit is intended to support communities to develop and use protocols to secure their rights and responsibilities, strengthen customary ways of life, and ensure that external actors respect their customary laws, values, and decision-making processes, particularly those concerning stewardship of their territories and areas, traditional knowledge and practices, and their roles in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and ecosystem adaptation.
Repeal the Deal Productions – This guide offers activists, organizers, and educators a range of popular education methods, tools, and resources that they can use with any group experiencing injustice and wanting to make changes.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact- This Manual provides training modules for indigenous communities on community organizing, indigenous peoples’ economies, and natural resource management.
Forest Peoples Programme- This toolkit provides NGOs with information about the legal framework for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo with regard to their lands, territories and natural resources. It also provides useful information on the international and regional mechanisms which NGOs, and the indigenous peoples and local communities they work with, can use in order to claim their rights and advocate for the DRC government to respect its legal obligations at the international and regional level.
CEE Bankwatch- This guide is written for NGOs, local communities and individuals affected by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investments. The guide discusses considerations for lodging a complaint with the EBRD’s Project Compliance Mechanism (PCM).