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Activist Handbook: The Wikipedia for activists
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Last update: Mar 4, 2024

Activist Handbook is the Wikipedia for activists. On this website, you will find over 450+ guides and 4.7K external resources. On this page, we explain how Activist Handbook is organised.

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Our guides are written by people like you. Everyone can edit Activist Handbook. Every month, we train more than 6000 activists. With your help, we can empower even more people:

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  • โšก๏ธ Organising: We believe that change-makers are more successful together. Learn how to set up an inclusive movement, how to make decisions democratically and how to mobilise people and keep them engaged.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Campaign strategy: Social change can be achieved in various ways. Here we showcase different types of strategies depending on local political and social contexts.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฃ Action tactics: ย Guides on how to: protests, creative actions, digital activism, storytelling and more

  • โค๏ธ Wellbeing: When trying to make this world a better place, we sometimes forget about our own wellbeing. Learn how you and your movement can become more effective in the long run.

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Communication: In this chapter we will discuss how to keep in touch, formulate effective messages for your target audience and how to reach out to the press.

  • ๐Ÿ›  Digital tools: We made a toolkit to help you create and communicate. You will find tools for editing videos, designing graphics, managing social media, developing websites and much more.

  • ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Legal rights: Learn about your legal rights as an activist & find out more about common police practices in your country.

  • โณTheory of change: Here we explain what activism is. We argue anyone can be an activist. Even though you might not refer to yourself as an โ€˜activistโ€™, we believe this handbook can be useful for anyone who would like to achieve societal change.

Our community

  • Resources: All articles on Activist Handbook have a resource section at the bottom. In addition, we have a large list of resources in various languages about activism in general.

  • Campaigns: Guides for causes we care about.

  • Trainings: We are planning on bringing our online handbook into the real world by providing trainings. Stay tuned for more info!

  • Volunteer guides: Need help getting started as volunteer? We are here to help you out!

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