Humanitarian Diplomacy and Legislative Advocacy are integral to the work of National Societies. They allow National Societies to harness their unique auxiliary status and utilize their relationships with public authorities to advocate for and address key issues of humanitarian concern, to the benefit of the most vulnerable.
It is within this context that the Legislative Advocacy Toolkit (LAT) was developed for use by the IFRC and National Societies to strengthen their legislative advocacy knowledge and skills. Since 2017, IFRC has been utilizing the LAT to engage in legislative advocacy trainings with National Societies which has proved to be a useful resource in developing and implementing a National Society owned advocacy strategy in a systematic, coherent and engaging way.
This course sets out a practical definition of legislative advocacy in the context of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and offers a variety of practical tools to help develop an advocacy strategy. Additionally, throughout the course there will be opportunities for participants to apply the advocacy tools to priority issues faced by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society and within the context of its work in Trinidad and Tobago.