Advocacy is at the core of the work that we do, at Dignitate Zambia, we believe that social change happens with deliberate, structured and concerted effort. Our society is governed by legal and policy provisions, our advocacy work is aimed at stimulating legal and policy reform to create an enabling environment that fosters recognition and respect of the rights of key populations. Our advocacy work is aimed at influencing policies and practices to advance the human rights and well-being of our community members. Our advocacy work is targeted at direct policy makers such as parliamentarians, opinion leaders including traditional and religious leaders as well as lawyers, and law enforcers.
Dignitate Zambia has adopted Advocacy as the key stratagem aimed at influencing policy through lobbying, dialogue and campaigning. The other interventions under taken include, but not limited to; media engagement in which analysis and tracking of media coverage of issues affecting sexual and gender minorities are undertaken so as to contribute to a situation where the media will consequently be tolerant and positively portray sexual and gender minority issues. Dignitate works towards advocating for spaces in the media for debates and dialogue with various duty bearers, Through the use of ICTs, the organization facilitates the creation of national and community-based coalitions and alliances.
Dignitate Zambia develops and publishes reports identifying issues of discrimination and provide recommendations. Our working involves engaging directly with local civil society organizations and human rights defenders that champions human rights and dignity for all, to improve the local legal and policy framework for equality.
Regional and International Advocacy
Our Regional and International advocacy uses allies with ties with the government to subject Zambia to scrutiny on matters of human rights. In order to make this work, we work closely with foreign missions and provide evidence of discrimination towards gender and sexual minorities.