Event schedules

Welcome to Advocasea

Start date:
Sep 3, 2020
End date:
Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to AdvocaSEA! This is when we will get to know each other better and begin forming what we hope will be long lasting connections and partnerships. We will also share the digital tools being introduced to navigate through the workshop together. At the end of this month, you will be grouped in teams to tackle design challenges of the AdvocaSEA workshop together.

Design Standup
Ryan Stone
Design Standup is a weekly podcast aimed at digital designers on the go. I partner with top blogs in the UX and product industry to read design articles written by expert authors (with their permission, of course).
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Design Standup podcast
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Instructables
Instructables
Instructables became that documentation system in 2005, as an in-house project of Squid Labs. When they weren't solving interesting problems like solar panels for driveways, efficiently harnessing human power, or strain sensing ropes, you could find them sharing Instructables from the workshop. From cooking to 3d printing, to making just about anything fly, Instructables became the recipient of countless hours of tinkering, soldering, stitching, frying, and fun, making just about anything.
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Autodesk
Week 2
Seangle Indonesia
Podcast Seangle Indonesia
Seangle Indonesia is present as an environmental community that aims to fight the issue of plastic waste into the sea with an innovative approach and based on the principles of the social innovation lab to solve the complex and social problem of plastic waste in the hope of increasing public awareness of more responsible consumption and waste management by consider environmental, economic and social aspects.
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Spotify
Week 2
Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based solutions
Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) , United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
This report identifies 25 clean air measures that can positively impact human health, crop yields, climate change and socio-economic development, as well as contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Implementing these measures could help 1 billion people breathe cleaner air by 2030 and reduce global warming by a third of a degree Celsius by 2050.
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Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
Week 3
XPrize
XPRIZE
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) since 1994, the XPRIZE Foundation has designed and operated seventeen competitions in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics.
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Living Planet Report 2020
WWF International
The global Living Planet Index continues to decline. It shows an average 68% decrease in population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016. A 94% decline in the LPI for the tropical subregions of the Americas is the largest fall observed in any part of the world.
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WWF International
Week 3
What's being done to fix water scarcity in Asia's most water-stressed countries
Sonia Sambhi
This year’s World Water Day on 22 March is a hard-hitting reminder that with less than a decade left to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6, of delivering clean water and sanitation to all, 2.2 billion people still lack access to safely managed drinking water.
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Eco business
Week 3
Southeast Asia’s forests - their future affects ours
Valerio Avitabile
Tropical forests are hugely important to the health of the planet. Although they cover only about 7% of the Earth’s land surface, they host nearly two-thirds of the world’s floral and faunal diversity, and store 68% of global carbon stocks.
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The European Commission's science and knowledge service
Week 3
Coronavirus: South Asia sees rise in poaching during lockdowns
Deutsche Welle
Lockdown restrictions in places like India, Pakistan and Nepal have forced many to turn to poaching of wild animals and illegal animal trade for sustenance and as a source of income. Tanika Godbole reports.
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Deutsche Welle
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To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
Rachel Nuwer
Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife to humans in a seafood and meat market in Wuhan, China, where live animals were slaughtered and sold as food.
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The New York Times
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The wild animals at risk in lockdown
Alexander Matthews
There have also been reports of a surge in bushmeat poaching in Kenya and other parts of Africa, as well as Cambodia, according to the non-profit Conservation International. In Africa’s rural areas, one driver of this surge is the challenge people are facing in finding their next meal.
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BBC
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Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on wildlife trafficking
Wildlife Justice Commission’s Intelligence Development Unit
This report presents the Wildlife Justice Commission’s findings and observations from January to April 2020 on how measures taken globally in response to COVID-19 are impacting wildlife trafficking networks. While the dynamics of this illicit trade are constantly changing even in so-called “normaltimes”, intelligence collected by the Wildlife Justice Commission shows that traffickers are currently experiencing a range of challenges in transporting products and accessing markets and customers.
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Wildlife Justice Commission
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World’s Wildlife Population Has Plummeted Because of Human Activity
McKenzie Beard
A report released Thursday by the nonprofit conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the world's wildlife populations have plunged by an average of 68% in just four decades, with human consumption behind the decline.
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How will COVID-19 impact global wildlife trafficking?
Dr Tim Wittig
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting global public health and the global economy in unprecedented ways. The pandemic’s expected impact on endangered species and the illegal trade in wildlife is expected to be similarly significant. In this United for Wildlife Taskforce report published in partnership with the Basel Institute on Governance, we lay out a set of evidencebased predictions for how exactly the COVID-19 pandemic will impact global wildlife trafficking.
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United for Wildlife
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Covid-19 And Child Labour: A Time Of Crisis, A Time To Act
Lorenzo Guarcello (ILO) and Claudia Cappa (UNICEF)
The full impacts and length of the crisis, and how different people will fare, remain uncertain. But some of the fallout is already obvious. The pandemic has increased economic insecurity, profoundly disrupted supply chains and halted manufacturing. Tightening credit is constraining financial markets in many countries. Public budgets are straining to keep up.
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International Labour Organization & United Nations Children’s Fund
Week 3
Philippines reports more Covid-19 cases as online child sexual abuse cases triples
The Star
The Philippines on Tuesday (May 26) reported 350 new cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus), bringing the total number to 14,669 since the highly infectious disease emerged in the country in January.
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Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Trafficking In Persons
Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the world under enormous strain, affecting the lives of everyone. The unprecedented measures adopted to flatten the infection curve include enforced quarantine, curfews and lockdowns, travel restrictions, and limitations on economic activities and public life. While at first sight, these enforcement measures and increased police presence at the borders and on the streets seem to dissuade crime, they may also drive it further underground. In trafficking in persons, criminals are adjusting their business models to the ‘new normal’ created by the pandemic, especially through the abuse of modern communications technologies.
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UN Office of Drug & Crime
Week 3
GUIDANCE : Addressing Emerging Human Trafficking Trends and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
UN Women & ODIHR
The COVID-19 pandemic created new risks and challenges to victims of trafficking (VoTs) and survivors of trafficking, as well as having exacerbated the vulnerabilities of at-risk groups to trafficking. To analyze emerging trafficking in human beings (THB) trends and dynamics and to develop a response based on empirical data to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ODIHR and UN Women conducted a global survey of (1) survivors of trafficking and (2) frontline stakeholders. Based on the survey findings and empirical data collected, a set of policy recommendations were developed
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UN Women & ODIHR
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Aggravating circumstances: How coronavirus impacts human trafficking
Livia Wagner & Thi Hoang
The coronavirus is not only claiming hundreds of thousands of lives, but is also causing a global economic crisis that is expected to rival or exceed that of any recession in the past 150 years. Although decisive action and containment measures are helping flatten the curve of infection, such measures inevitably deepen and lengthen the economic recession.
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Global Initiative Against Transactional Organized Crime
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Me.reka Covid-19 Strategy
Sanidhya Mathur
COVID-19 has halted universal supply chains and a majority of business activities. Now, more than ever, the doctors, nurses, police officers, and many critical services staff are in need of protection. While they fight the spread of the virus at the Frontlines, they must be equipped with medical essentials to ensure their safety.
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Me.reka Team
Week 1
S&P500 Data
Giselda Ribeiro
The table below lists the historical sector weightings of the U.S. stock market. The weights have been calculated using the 500 largest public companies at a given date. Currently (6/30/2020), clearly the largest GICS sector is Information Technology, followed by Health Care and Consumer Discretionary companies.
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Siblis Research
Week 1
Canvas
Technology for Teachers and Students
Canvas is a powerful learning management system that brings the classroom experience to you, digitally! Through this platform you will be invited to our webinar sessions, be given assignments to be submitted and graded, and have the opportunity to communicate between mentors and team members in receiving feedback on all workshop related activities. Canvas also seamlessly integrates with your calendar to notify you of upcoming classes/deadlines.
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Week 1
The ADVOCASEA Technology Guide
Sanidhya Mathur
To bring participants up to speed with the tools being utilized for the workshop, we have shared this tech guide to: Inform participants on workshop relevant tech tools Onboard participants to join the workshop tech ecosystem Enable participants to utilize digital tools and resources Equip tech tools to enhance workflow processes Equip tech tools to empower digital solutions
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Me.reka Team
Week 2
Slack Quickstart Guide
ASCEND
Slack serves as our primary communication medium. Think of it like WhatsApp or Facebook messenger, but more organized! Slack is a powerful tool with various functionalities that allow for it to be integrated with all other digital tools that you will be using for the duration of this workshop. It easily allows us to disseminate information regarding the workshop content and agenda to all participants. You will undergo the majority of this workshop in teams of 8 and through Slack, you will be divided into teams and will have your own channels to discuss work related to your projects. It will also streamline your communications with your partners and mentors.
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The United States (US) Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2020
U.S. Department of State
The time has come for us to be engaged in the work of stopping traffickers, protecting victims, and tackling the systems that allow the crime to thrive. Traffickers continue to operate with impunity and only a small fraction of victims receive trauma-informed, victim-centered support services. Yet, by working together, governments, civil society organizations, survivor advocates, and faith communities can reverse this troubling pattern.
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U.S. Department of State
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16 Personalities Test
Isabel Myers, Katharine Briggs
The 16 personality types were created by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs, developers of the MBTI® assessment. Myers and Briggs created their personality typology to help people discover their own strengths and gain a better understanding of how people are different.
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16personalities.org
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Zoom Quick Start Guide
Zewen
Zoom will play a huge part in the process of this workshop. To ensure that you're familiar with this tool that we will be repetitively using, have a read through of this document to get familiar with the application.
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Me.reka Team
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Pre-Assessment Webinars

Start date:
Sep 30, 2020
End date:
Oct 21, 2020

In October, there will be two webinar talks with our panel of guest speakers that will bring you up to speed on telling the stories that matter to your audiences and understanding how the fields of Anti-Trafficking and Conservation are inextricably linked.

15 Ways To Harness The Power Of Storytelling For Advocacy
Sophie Thurber
This article by The Campaign Workshop provides tips on how to build better advocacy through the power of nonprofit storytelling. This post advises you on why nonprofit storytelling should always be part of your planning, priorities and how to weave it into things you’re already doing.
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Thecampaignworkshop.com
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ASEAN’s Initiatives in Environmental Education
Apichai Sunchindah
This report highlights ASEANs focus on Environmental Education
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ASEAN.org
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ASEAN Cooperation on Environment: At A Glance Brochure
ASEAN Secretariat Jakarta
The ASEAN Secretariat's Cooperation on Environment highlights the framework and plan of action to tackle Environmental issues within the ASEAN region.
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environment.asean.org
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The ASEAN Approach to Regional Environmental Management
Apichai Sunchindah
This report highlights ASEANs approach to Regional Environmental Management
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ASEAN.org
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The Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
This report focuses on the illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia, where extensive poaching occurs on a commercial scale and natural resources are ravaged for short-term profits. These countries also serve as transit points and destination markets for wildlife and wildlife products that have been shipped across illicit global supply chains
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oecd-ilibrary.org
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Fighting Trafficking in Women and Children in ASEAN
ASEAN Secretariat
Since the 1980s, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has placed high priority on integration of women in the development and progress of the region. In an effort to undertake regional cooperation to uplift the status of women in the region and to meet their needs and aspirations, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers signed the Declaration of the Advancement of Women in the ASEAN Region in Bangkok in July 1988. The Declaration specifically called for the promotion and implementation of equitable and effective participation of women in all fields and at various levels of the political, economic, social and cultural life of society at the national, regional and international levels.
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ASEAN.org
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The Power of Storytelling for Advocacy — Opinion Piece
Babita Bisht
This short article written by Babita Bisht of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs provides tips on how good storytelling can provoke a change of response to humanitarian crises.
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Medium.com
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If a Story Moves You, Act On It
Sisonke Msimang
Storytelling isn't as powerful as everyone portrays it to be. However, they can be when they are told in multiple perspectives and lead straight towards a solution. Join Sisonke Msimang as she breaks down why storytelling isn't enough and how we can innovate storytelling as a whole to make it impactful.
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ASEAN Handbook on International Legal Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases
Pauline David, Fiona David and Anne Gallagher.
Over the past several years, there has been increasing awareness and recognition amongst ASEAN. Member States, of the need for an effective and coordinated response to trafficking in persons (TIP). The crime of trafficking in this region, as in all others, is often transnational in both commission and effect. Suspects, victims and evidence can be located in two or more countries, further complicating the investigation and prosecution of an already complex crime. International and ASEAN standards are clear on the point that laws, policies and processes should ensure there are no safe havens for traffickers or their assets.
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UN Office of Drug & Crime
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ASEAN Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
ASEAN Secretariat
This ASEAN Plan of Action, which complements the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP), aims to provide specific action plans within ASEAN Member States’ domestic laws and policies, as well as relevant international obligations, to effectively address regional challenges common to all ASEAN Member States
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About Design Thinking
Tim Brown
Tim Brown is the CEO and president of the international design consulting firm IDEO and the author of Change by Design. Here he shares how design thinking should be a part of the innovation process.
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Harvard Business Review
Month 2
Now Hear This - The 9 Laws of Successful Advocacy Communications
Fenton Communications
This document provides an insight on thinking about campaigns from a strategic marketing and communications perspective. People working in the nonprofit sector often have trouble adopting a marketing mindset. However, the importance of someone "buying your idea" simply cannot be undermined. This document is a dive into how to successfully bring strategic marketing and communications into your organization's plans.
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Fenton Communications
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ASEAN Framework of Action on Marine Debris
ASEAN Secretariat
Marine debris is a transboundary issue which requires integrated regional cooperation. In addition to robust national actions to address marine debris strategies for strong collaboration are particularly crucial for the ASEAN region. Without immediate action, marine debris pollution may negatively impact marine biodiversity, environment, health, society and economy. ASEAN Member States recognise the urgent need to take action and have made notable progress in combating marine debris.
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environment.asean.org
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The Danger of a Single Story
Chimamanda Adichie
Join novelist Chimamanda Adichie as she tells her story on how she embraced her authentic cultural voice and an explanation on why hearing a single story could lead to a critical misunderstanding
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Advocasea Week 1 | Politics & Empathy

Start date:
Nov 12, 2020
End date:
Nov 18, 2020

Advocasea Week 1: Politics & Empathy
1. Audience - The political focus for this week is all about how participants can identify, understand and influence stakeholders relevant to their challenge.
2. Empathize - The empathetic focus this week will help participants determine what motivates their stakeholders, how they can create...

Advocasea Week 2 | Communications Strategy

Start date:
November 19, 2020
End date:
November 25, 2020

Advocasea Week 2: Communications Strategy
Communications Strategy builds on:
1. Empathize - Materials that help the team deep dive into the challenge they have chosen or been assigned.
2. Define - Materials that help the team define a clear problem statement and create storytelling around their challenge.

HitFilm Express - Tutorial for Beginners in 11 MINUTES!
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5 Tips Every Editor Should Know
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6 Rules for Cinematic Editing
Film Riot
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Ultimate Guide to Camera Shots: Every Shot Size Explained [The Shot List, Ep 1]
StudioBinder
Camera shots and camera angles — every shot, in a scene, in a sequence, and in a movie, needs to be decided on with purpose. Choosing between a close-up or a medium shot can mean a huge difference in how the moment is perceived and felt by the audience. There is psychology at play in film language and film theory, and it is up to the director when making a shot list to speak that language fluently. In this video essay, we’ll cover the fundamental camera shots at your disposal, how each of them typically operates and how one film used that shot size particularly well. Movies like Coco, Avengers Endgame, The Godfather Part 2, The Favourite, and Phantom Thread use specific camera shots to capture the ideal presentation of a cinematic moment. From establishing shots in Blade Runner 2049 to extreme close ups in Kill Bill, we’ll illustrate the essential building blocks of cinematography. This is the first episode of a new series called The Shot List, where we break down dozens of possibilities filmmakers have when deciding on camera shots and angles. Cinematography has a language all its own. The next time you sit down to create a shot list, remember that there are many (almost too many) options available. But when you know the power and purpose of each possibility, the decisions become easier and easier.
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Human trafficking in 60 secs
Paul Ivan Harris
The BBC's David Eades takes a look at the global reach of human trafficking.
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Paul Ivan Harris
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Construction worker by day, social media star by night | WORK IN PROGRESS
R.AGE
Work In Progress explores the unseen lives of migrant workers in Malaysia. Full multimedia story at rage.my/workinprogress. This video was produced under a collaboration between R.AGE and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Migrant Workers’ Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA) Project. The MWEA Project is funded by the USDOL.
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Investigating the student trafficking trade | Student/Trafficked Ep. 1
R.AGE
The R.AGE team uncovers a network and industry dedicated to trafficking students and exploiting them for cheap labour.
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Jason Leong- #Migranjugamanusia
Jason Leong
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Celebrities stepping up to support Predator in My Phone
R.AGE
A mobile teaser video we came up with to promote the launch of our #MPsAgainstPredators campaign this Friday, Oct 14.
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End Child Trafficking - Get Loud!!!
Tim Ballard
I’m Tim Ballard, CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that actively fights human trafficking. With or without Wayfair, child trafficking is real and happening!!! 2020 has been a horrific year for our children, continually being forgotten and overlooked. Reports of child abuse cases are millions higher this year than they were last year. This is not a small thing or a conspiracy theory, this is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. The children need us. July 30th is World Day against Trafficking in Persons... we are going to get loud on that day. We need you to join us! Text “HELPTHEM” to 51-555 for further instruction on how we can get loud for the children!!!
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Week 2
Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil
Greenpeace International
If we don't act, more precious habitats will be ruined; Indigenous Peoples could lose their homes, and Rang-tan and her species could be lost forever.
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All you need to know about pangolins, the world's most trafficked mammal
R.AGE
They look like baby dragons and have a defence mechanism so effective that it even protects them from lions. However, their biggest predator – humans – is the cause for their species becoming endangered.
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Developing and Implementing a Simple Media/Communications Plan 
It’s always recommended to develop your flight plan before you take off. Similarly, drafting a communications plan will help you chart the course to a successful communications campaign. Below is a standard set of sections you can consider following each time you want to begin an outreach campaign, no matter how small. Even a brief, one- or two-pager can be helpful. Consider developing it with a small or large group of colleagues, depending on the scope and breadth of the project. The kind of staff or volunteers you involve may include those from development, programming and library services as they can help you to consider all of your strengths as you move forward to gain the kind of attention you want.
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When Is It Best to Plan Your Release, Event, or Program?
Your news delivery timing is a key to your success. Think about the best/worst time to release information or a report—or do an event or activity. Here are some general thoughts:
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The Advocacy Communication Plan 101
Once the scope of the campaign is determined, a plan needs to be put together to figure out how to make it happen. It may be tempting to launch right into activities, but it is critical to think through details in advance. Advocacy campaigns are highly public and mistakes can be difficult to overcome. That is why it is important to go through the defining researching, audience targeting and stakeholder engaging processes . Once these initials steps have been taken, the planning of the Advocacy Campaign will begin to take shape, starting with a very key component: Communications
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Advocasea Week 3 | Tech Tools for Advocacy

Start date:
November 26, 2020
End date:
December 2, 2020

Advocasea Week 3: Tech Tools for Advocacy
1. Ideate - Materials that help the team to inventory the tools and skills they have at their disposal in order to generate novel solutions to their team's challenge.
2. Prototype - Materials that guide the team create a minimum viable product (MVP) solution to their team's challenge.

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Pitching & Mentoring

Start date:
Dec 6, 2020
End date:
Dec 8, 2020

The AdvocaSEA workshop will conclude with teams presenting their solutions to the AdvocaSEA committee. You and your team will first be tasked to consolidate the findings from the workshop to prepare and...

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