Priority Solidarity Support Campaign Work
|Key thematic work area
|3. Priority Solidarity Support Campaign Work
|a) To discuss proposals and mechanisms for SAFIS to undertake action on key campaigns that build people to people solidarity.||
To identify a set of key campaigns that SAFIS and its affiliates could provide support for
• To ensure that SAFIS does not duplicate
|- establish a priorities and a list of issues and engagements deemed critical to support: SAFIS priorities, not just various
|Solidarity Actions and Campaigns working group
|- these will emerge throughout the course of the year: as issues arise and as partners put them
|b) Take action on key, critical issues.
c) Build the SAFIS brand and presence, as a leading player in solidarity struggles and foreign policy matters.
efforts but complements work already being done
• To identify needs and areas of work that are not being undertaken but need to be done in support of people to people solidarity
• To ensure practical action is taken and attention is drawn, on leading issues throughout the year.
• To ensure that all groups have a voice, and minority issues are drawn into discussion; people to people solidarity for all.
• All activities and actions must feed into each other, and complement the overall objective of why this group came together: in support of solidarity.
• SAFIS will remain flexible and responsive to changes in any calendar year – being responsive to events as they happen and reflecting these events or changes in SAFIS’ work and actions.
|priorities from organisations involved.
– assist and support affiliate led activities and campaigns (to lend support from SAFIS)
– lead on campaigns connected to international/ national solidarity and foreign policy concerns.
– have a menu of options for actions to be taken by SAFIS: including marches, protests, OP EDs, press conferences, online activism, engagement events and others.
– Organic selection of campaigns to partake in, according to working group consensus.
– prioritise low cost, high impact work: focus on what can be done to make the most impact.
– engagement events to feature as campaign work too: engage around issues, create actions from it, and build networks of solidarity as a result.