Resource Library


a. Principles of Advocacy

  • FIDH (Fédération Internationale des Droits Humains = International Federation of Human Rights)
  • Huridocs – Human Rights Documentation Standards and Training

b. Christian Principles of Advocacy

  • CABSA (Christian AIDS Bureau of Southern Africa)  2009 CABSA and Advocacy: an introduction


c. History  of  Advocacy

  • Carter, April; Clark, Howard; Randle Michael (eds)  2006 People Power and Protest since 1945: a bibliography on nonviolent action. Housmans Bookshop, London.
  • Alvarado, A.R. (2000). State level policy: growing role for nonprofit associations.  Nonprofit Quarterly 7, 22-25.
  • Boisture, R. & Sellers, E. (1998). Power, politics, and nonprofits: a primer on  tax-exempt organizations, campaign finance, and the law. Washington, DC: Independent Sector.
  • Boris, E.T. &  Mosher-Williams, R. (1998) Nonprofit advocacy organizations: assessing the definitions, classifications, and data.  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 27 (4), 488-5


d.Techniques of Advocacy

  • WHO (World Health Organisation) –
  • Faucheux, R. (1999). Hitting the bull’s eye (winning elections by targeting voters). Campaigns and Elections 20 (6), 20-25.
  • Geake, R.R. (1995). Practical tips for getting involved in politics. Professional Psychology 26(5), 463-464.
  • Haynes, K.S. & Mickelson, J.S. (2000). Affecting change (4th ed.). Needham:  Allen & Bacon.
  • McNutt, J.G. & Boland, K.M. (2001). You can’t get there from here: a study of the adoption of electronic advocacy techniques. Presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, November 29 – December 2, Miami, Fl


e. Case Studies Advocacy

Business and Human Rights




Electronic Advocacy


Freedom of Expression


Gender Equality

  • BRIDGE – Development & Gender Equality


Right to Work




World Trade

  • EED Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst


f. Research into Advocacy

  • Belton, K.B. (2001). Assessing your advocacy efforts. Association Management 53, 49-52.
  • Caldeira, G., Hojnacki, M. & Wright, J.R.. (2000). The lobbying activities of organized interests in federal judicial nominations. The Journal of Politics 62 (1), 51.
  • Ezell, M. (1994). Advocacy practice of social workers. Families in Society 75 (1), 36- 46.
  • Ezell, M. (1991). Administrators as advocates. Administration in Social Work 15 (4), 1-18.
  • Ezell, M. (1993). The political activity of social workers: a post-Reagan update. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 20 (4), 81-97.
  • Kalb, D. (1998). Knowledge, perceptions and organizational behavior pertaining to regulations regarding lobbying by nonprofit organizations. San Francisco, CA: University of San Francisco.




a. Working  with   UN  Mechanisms


b.UPR (Universal Periodic Review) Process


e. Complaints to UN Bodies



(It is hoped this section will  feature advocacy research undertaken by Edmund Rice Network members.)


Bogotch, Ira; Schoorman, Dilys; Miron, Luis  2008 Social Justice Research: Matters Obligation, Resources, and, yes, Methods: a short  essay in defense of rhetorical research



a. Rights of the Child

  • Imig, D. (1996). Advocacy by proxy: the children’s lobby in American politics. Journal on Children and Poverty 2, 31-53.


b. Right to Education


Human Rights Education

  • Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education
  • Huridocs – Human Rights Documentation Standards and Training
  • UNESCO  2000 All human beings …: a manual for human rights education.  UNESCO, Paris


c. Earth  Advocacy

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