Knowledge Hub

To support reproductive health advocates across the globe, Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) has gathered resources related to advocacy with the aim of influencing policies, guidelines, and laws to improve access to care.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and does not necessarily reflect GDC’s position.  We will continue to gather and add resources, and invite you to contact us to suggest resources.

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Finding Common Ground in the Era of Welfare Reform

Date: 2002 Topics: Advocacy Case Studies    Resource Types: Publications
In this example of physician advocacy, researchers and healthcare providers, involved in a collaborative project between Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics at Boston

Advocacy in public health: roles and challenges

Date: December 2001 Topics: Advocacy Case Studies    Resource Types: Publications
The author argues that advocacy is a core skill for public health practitioners trying to build safer and healthier communities, and reviews issues and debates that make advocacy challenging.

Discerning Policy Influence: Framework for a Strategic Evaluation of IDRC-Supported Research

Date: September 2001 Topics: Political Mapping    Resource Types: Publications
The purpose of this paper is to assess academic literature related to research and its influence on policy and provide a conceptual framework to guide strategic evaluation of the policy

Advocating for abortion access: Eleven country studies

Date: 2001 Topics: Advocacy Case Studies, Political Mapping    Resource Types: Publications
The Women’s Health Project offers abortion access advocacy case studies from 11 different countries.

Public health advocacy: process and product

Date: May 2000 Topics: Advocacy Tools    Resource Types: Publications
The author describes public health advocacy and proposes a conceptual framework for understanding how it works.

WHO: Advocacy and Public Health

Date: April 1997 Topics: Communicating about SRHR    Resource Types: Trainings
This WHO guide offers a framework for public health advocacy communication strategy and then a case study with the following steps: 1. documenting the situation, 2. packaging the message, 3.

Telling Your Story: a guide to preparing advocacy case studies

Date: 1992 Topics: Advocacy Case Studies, Communicating about SRHR    Resource Types: Trainings
The Advocacy Institute provides guidelines for how to prepare advocacy case studies.

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.