Struggling to identify where you can make an impact? For so many, the desire to make positive changes around human rights can be overshadowed by the overwhelming sense that the issues are too large, too complex and too distant to be able to actually make a difference. We ask: who am I to try to change things? You are a community member, a citizen, a neighbor, a family member and a friend. Around all of us are networks of individuals with whom we interact on a daily basis. We can all take steps toward a more inclusive, positive and understanding world by interacting with those we know best.
Below are five examples of tactics from the New Tactics in Human Rights tactic database that have been used to change the dialogue, breed inclusiveness and provide protection and open spaces for at-risk groups in communities. These and other tactics can be adapted and applied locally, and they are transferable: what works on a seemingly unrelated issue halfway across the world can provide inspiration and creativity for your local action.