Dear Readers and Fellow Activists,
I am very excited to present you with a new tool that should enhance your advocacy work. Some of our colleagues (Global Fund for Women, Mama Cash, Association of Women In Development, Catapult, Association of Progressive Communications) got together and decided to create a digital campaigning tool.
The result is Manifesta, a new project that allows your organization and its members or individual activists, to create, and manage campaigns on women’s human rights and gender justice, with the technology they need at their fingertips.
Your efforts to make change can be big or small, even heroic, but always in the interest of those most marginalized. Manifesta is about power to the people. If you have an idea to achieve gender justice and make your community, the local school, playground, or the planet a better place for all genders, Manifesta can help. You provide the cause and Manifesta provides the tools to gather, organize, and demand action.
A campaigner (you or a member of your constituency) creates a petition on Manifesta, with as much assistance as you need to get it started.
The campaigner recruits others through their networks to sign the petition and encourages them to share the petition broadly. In this way, you are building momentum.
Manifesta amplifies the petition by sending it out to thousands of its members around the world. They respond and create more buzz by using Manifesta’s communication tools to motivate their community and meet the campaign target.
At Manifesta, we can do much more for you! Visit our website and ask us questions. We promise to respond to all of them. But before you go, we want to tell you something very important. We get asked a lot how much it costs to start a campaign? Well, how about nada, zilch, zero!!!! Using the Manifesta website is totally free! It all begins with your first campaign!