The Advocacy Project helps marginalized communities to tell their stories, strengthen their organizations, take action, and mobilize new support

from START-UPS

to CAMPAIGNS

We invest in people and communities that respond to threats with courage and innovation

Malaria

Jeevan Rekha Parishad (“Lifeline”) has empowered tribal villagers like Sombari Kunkel to eradicate malaria among pregnant women from ten inaccessible villages in Odisha State, India

Pollution

Catherine Nyambeki is a member of Shield of Faith, an association of single mothers who have launched a green revolution to compost food waste and grow organic vegetables in the informal settlements of Nairobi

Early Marriage

Trish Makanhiwa has inspired hundreds of vulnerable girls in Zimbabwe to earn money from soap and resist early marriage

Learn about our 2024 start-ups... | ...and campaigns

TECHNICAL

SUPPORT

QUILTS

Advocacy quilting tells stories, builds friendships between the Global North and South, and produces embroidery for sale

Beth Suddaby assembled The Arlington Covid Quilt from her home in Arlington Virginia for The COVID Stitch, our three-year global project to describe the ravages of the pandemic on marginalised communities in the Global North and South. Over 200 artists contributed stories, which were assembled into 12 quilts by 13 quilters in the US. Visit the entire collection here Over 100 artists in the Global South have sold embroidery through our online store Southern Stitchers.

RESOURCES

Our 2024 profile of the Shield of Faith composters in Nairobi attracted 1,000 viewers in ten days. We invested $54,200 in start-ups in 2023

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

We recruit Peace Fellows to support partners and enjoy a life-changing experience

Peace Fellow Lauren Halloran helped Patrick Ojok from the Gulu Disabled Persons Union to install accessible toilets at the Ogul School in Northern Uganda

A WELCOME WORKSPACE

Our door is always open to talented undergraduates and high school students who are committed to social justice

Ruby Meador and friends at the University School of Nashville have raised over $1,000 for girls' education in Zimbabwe by selling Clean Girl soap. Ruby's pink boot is a best-seller!

A WORD FROM OUR PARTNERS

“Please allow me to take this opportunity to sincerely thank The Advocacy Project for being this kind and tender to us and the young women and girls we serve in the communities.”