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Welcome to the Dynamic Accountability Community of Practice Newsletter!

Dynamic Accountability is about strengthening relationships with the people and communities we work with. Often, however, harmful or negative narratives about the legitimacy and intentions of CSOs can act as a major barrier to developing this connection. Our latest newsletter takes a deep dive into how CSOs are working to present and reinforce a more positive narrative through deliberate efforts to enhance trust and understanding with the public, and in doing so become more accountable, effective, and resilient organisations.

Accountability in Action
#SiConLasOSC - Yes with CSOs!
By Oriana Castillo, CIVICUS 



This month's blog post looks at how Mexican civil society has come together through the #SiConLasOSC (Yes with CSOs) campaign, to counter misinformation and public mistrust by telling the real story of the work it is doing to benefit society and hold those in power to account.

Click here to read the blog post!

DACoP Open Event - Shifting Narratives:
Why the language we use matters

Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 14:00 GMT
Register Now!


This webinar, hosted as part of the CIVICUS Member Annual General Meeting, will explore why the language we use has a big impact on the stories we tell about ourselves, and what others believe about us. It will provide practical guidance for ensuring that the language you use helps to promote accountability and inclusivity. Live interpretation for Spanish and French speakers will be available. 

REGISTER HERE!

Community Spotlight
When Inclusion Gets Real… An Opportunity to Act Differently

By Elisa Lopez, Accountable Now 

This article looks at the power of diversity and inclusion for grounding our work and narratives in the real life experiences of ordinary people, including those who are often marginalised or excluded.

Click here to find out more

   Resources   

  • CIVICUS, Solidarity in the Time of Covid-19. The recently published State of Civil Society report provides numerous stories about how activists and groups around the word have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with innovation and solidarity.
     
  • Africa No Filter, Join the Community. #AfricaNoFilter supports the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa. Through research, grant-making and advocacy they aim to build the field of narrative change-makers by supporting storytellers, investing in media platforms, and driving disruption campaigns.
     
  • InterAction, The Narrative Project. Resources like cheat sheets, presentation preparation guides, and checklists for how to communicate your organisation's work in an empathetic and impactful way.

  Upcoming Opportunities  

  • DACoP, Open Event - Shifting Narratives: Why the language we use matters. Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 14:00 GMT. Register now!
     
  • UN Women, #16Days of Activism. The ongoing campaign amplifies the call for global action to ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, while also focusing on prevention and improved data collection on the topic. Take action using the hashtags #16days and #orangetheworld. 
     
  • Access Now, RightsCon 2021 Call for Session ProposalsFrom 7-11 June 2021, RightsCon will host the 10th edition of their summit series online. The theme for 2021 is Shaping the Global Digital Future. Apply to host a session by 21 January 2021.
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