APCOF hosted a webinar to discuss advocacy and mobilisation of directly affected communities in the context of the Regional Campaign to Promote the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences in Africa.

To promote the engagement of directly affected communities in the work of the Campaign, APCOF brought together experts on the issues of advocacy and community mobilisation to share their experiences.

Speakers include:

  • Tamara Ledger, Amnesty International’s Madagascar Programme Advisor, she discussed advocacy that targets government, and how to engage partners.
  • Caryn Gootkin from Soupertroopers, a Cape Town-based community organisation, she shared her experiences regarding the mobilisation of homeless people in direct advocacy.
  • Maria-Goretti Logo, an African consultant working for the International Drug Policy Consortium, she provided information about the Consortium’s advocacy work and the involvement of sex workers and other marginalised groups in their projects.

The session was moderated by APCOF Project and Research Officer, Chumile Sali.

For more information on the Regional Campaign to promote the Decriminalisation of Petty Offences in Africa, please visit www.pettyoffences.org.