Turn South presents at 2019 CHRONIC: The Human Rights Approach to Organizing
Turn South presented at the annual Carolinas Human Rights Network Conference (CHRONIC) held September 13-14, 2019 in Greenville, SC.
The interactive human rights defender seminar “The Human Rights Approach to Organizing” introduced workshop attendees to the benefits of and strategies for a human rights approach to organizing.
Effective strategies for advancing human rights in social justice work were explored including: identifying the rights concern, the impacted community or communities, the root causes perpetuating the rights violations, the decision makers and duty bearers responsible to address the human rights concern, and importantly effective ways to support the rights holders themselves as the change agents leading and shaping the strategies.
Participants used guided questions to begin to develop Human Rights Action Plans to address pressing human rights concerns in their community.