This participant’s guide is to be used alongside Networking for Policy Change: TB/HIV Advocacy Training Manual by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Stop TB Partnership, and is designed to help nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other advocates understand the TB/HIV epidemic, including its basic epidemiology, how the international community has responded to it, and recommended collaborative TB/HIV activities. The guide also includes an advocacy skills 101 section to help participants understand the basics of the advocacy process. It instructs them on how to assess their respective policy environments and to identify issues, goals, objectives, target audiences, and effective messaging for their advocacy. This section also includes detailed guidance on quantitative and qualitative data collection and fundraising. The participant’s guide closes with a list of TB/HIV internet resources that may further guide participants’ advocacy.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.