Social Movements Power Tool

Social movements are a critical vehicle for change around the world, including in many countries where CARE operates. This Power Tool provides guidance on how CARE (and others) can engage in strategic partnerships with social movement actors. It is based on the work of CARE in Latin America and the Caribbean to promote dignified work for domestic workers and advance their rights. Available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

CARE’s Power Tools are a set of proven and tested resources that provide guidance on how to implement effective advocacy tactics. All of CARE’s Power Tools have been used successfully by a CARE Country Office or set of offices to achieve an advocacy win, and can be utilized by colleagues, partners and advocates at different stages of their advocacy efforts.

  • Countries: Global, Latin America
  • Published: December 2019

Related Publications

Stop Telling Half The Story: The UK government must deliver on women’s leadership in 2021

Women and girls’ priorities must be central to crisis response, and the best way to make this happen is to have them lead efforts to prevent and respond. This briefing paper sets out how and why the UK in 2021 must be a global champion for... Read more...


Beyond economic empowerment: The influence of savings groups on women's public participation in fragile and (post) conflict-affected settings

Research shows that in addition to improving income and access to savings, women’s participation in savings groups also improves their confidence, skills and ability to influence household decision-making. This prompts the question: do these... Read more...


Opening open government: Women’s rights organisations and the Open Government Partnership in the Philippines

This research was funded by the Feminist Open Government Initiative, which uses research and action to encourage governments and civil society to champion initiatives leading to gender advancements in and through open government. This includes... Read more...


Building Forward: Creating a more equitable, gender-just, inclusive and sustainable world

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly been, and continue to be, terrible for individuals, communities, and countries. Yet the crisis provides the world with a unique opportunity, an opportunity to build forward rather than back.... Read more...


What works? Preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace: A rapid review of evidence

The Enhancing Women’s Voice to Stop Sexual Harassment (STOP) project is working with the garment industry and government in the Mekong to design and implement workplace models and mechanisms for preventing and responding to sexual harassment.... Read more...


Made by Women: Impact Report 2019

The Made by Women strategy seeks to ensure women in the garment industry have access to decent jobs, are free from violence and harassment and can give voice to their rights at work. CARE has the ambitious goal of economically empowering 8... Read more...


CARE COVID-19 advocacy position paper

This paper provides a summary of key issues and priority approaches to help ensure a COVID-19 local-led and gendered response that meets the needs of all people, including those most left behind. The paper draws on existing CARE positions in the... Read more...


COVID-19 could condemn women to decades of poverty: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ economic justice and rights

COVID-19 has become an unprecedented and unpredictable global crisis. It is “a defining moment in human history”.  COVID-19 has affected everyone, but not equally so. The pandemic is exploiting and exposing deep structural inequalities... Read more...