Workshop on Awareness Raising and Campaigning Strategies for the National Constitution Campaign

10 Aug, 2016 | Press Releases

Gaziantep, Turkey 10-12 August 2016

On 10-12 August 2016, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) in collaboration with The Day After (TDA) organised a workshop on ‘Awareness Raising and Campaigning Strategies for the National Constitution Campaign’, which was held in Gaziantep, Turkey.

The workshop’s main objectives were to develop a deeper understanding of advocacy and campaigning techniques and to create a framework and action plan to launch the campaign, assigning roles and tasks to the various organisations present. The workshop brought together seventeen individuals, including an international expert on campaigning, key members of civil society organisations, and human rights activists. Eleven different Civil Society Organisations (CSO) that make up the Steering Committee (SC) were represented.

The workshop looked at effective campaigning tools and tactics, aimed at identifying targets and mapping influences on decision-makers, engaging with strategic allies, changing public perceptions, using the media to gain support, influencing policy makers and those in key roles such as the High Negotiations Committee (HNC).

The workshop was organised with the financial support of the European Commission, the Open Society Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

NPWJ has supported the Syrian civil society since the inception of the Syrian crisis and, since October 2013, has established an office in Gaziantep, Turkey, from where it conducts its Syria-related activities by empowering and increasing the capacity of Syrian CSOs and democratic activists to act and advocate for transitional justice and accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity.



For further information, please contact Rami Nakhla (Syria Project Coordinator) on or Nicola Giovannini (Press & Public Affairs Coordinator) on or +32-2-548-3915.