Walking Through a Forest of Thorns

To what extent have activists’ advocacy strategies influenced the improvement of gender equality and women’s wellbeing? Through analysis of methods adopted through decades of work, and revising the successes and failures of the advocacy work of five women civil society organizations within their dynamics, their visions and strategies for advocacy are reviewed. Considering the complex overall context and overwhelming challenges and issues of working in the Horn of Africa, the book facilitates a cross-view of experiences in North Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. It explores elements to consider when planning advocacy campaigns in future, suggests leading questions, addressing research needs, potential future allies and where to best invest resources, trust, and work.