With authoritarianism on the rise and frontline activists increasingly under threat around the globe and here in the U.S., we must understand what activists really need to successfully resist. That’s why Rhize surveyed over 1100 activists in 10 countries asking they key question: What kind of support do you really need to create greater impact?
Join Rhize as we release our findings with Understanding Activism: How international NGOs, foundations and others can provide better support to social movements. You will hear from a panel of activists who have worked on the frontlines and better understand how we can all better support their work.
We are proud that Understanding Activism is now the largest empirical database detailing the support activists need to defend open, inclusive and democratic societies. Our findings show that civil society actors—funders, individuals, NGOs—can be almost as harmful as helpful in their attempts to help activists achieve their goals. But, we can also use this data to better inform our work -- as movement allies and as activists.
Join us as we examine critical power dynamics between those with resources and those fighting to get them and how we can all work towards a more equitable world.
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Interested in putting the research findings into action?
With the data from Understanding Activism, we have developed a new course for movement allies looking for better ways to support resistance work. Adopting a Movement Mindset is an 8-week, virtual course designed to help civil society professionals—campaigners, advocates, technologists, program managers, funders, executives—find new and innovative ways to support and protect activists and the movements they’re building.