This manual is intended for organizations interested in developing and strengthening advocacy strategies and capacities. It provides advocates with frameworks to analyze past and plan future advocacy efforts, and trainers with materials for adaptation and use in capacity building workshops. It offers concepts, planning frameworks, analytic tools for assessing public policy systems, tools for strategy development, frameworks for understanding and planning organizational capacity-building for more

The Kenya Coalition for Access to Essential Medicines on Sunday called on US Secretary of State Colin Powell, visiting Nairobi slum areas during an official visit to the Kenyan capital, to prevail upon the US government to mobilise serious political and financial resources to fight HIV/AIDS and to ensure affordable treatment. "We are asking you and the US government to support HIV treatment for Africans by providing greater funds to fight this global epidemic and by supporting generic [drugs] more

The Digital Freedom Network (DFN) promotes human rights around the world by developing new methods of activism with Internet technology and by pro-viding an online voice to those attacked simply for expressing themselves. With the use of Internet technology, DFN extends traditional methods of activism by applying the latest innovations to confront attacks on freedom of expression, privacy, and other forms of oppression.

Project managers who complete a survey for the Eco-Index are asked this important question: "Please advise colleagues who are interested in starting a project similar to yours: If you could start over, what two or three things might you do differently?" The best, most forthright answers to this question are illuminating and helpful to everyone working in conservation.

Openlaw is an experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum. With your assistance, we will develop arguments, draft pleadings, and edit briefs in public, online. Non-lawyers and lawyers alike are invited to join the process by adding thoughts to the "brainstorm" outlines, drafting and commenting on drafts in progress, and suggesting reference sources. Building on the model of open source software, we are working from the hypothesis that an open development process best harnesses the more