Published: October, 2012| Denise Eng, Sandy Davidson

Presenters explore the expanded meaning of advocacy as standing with and giving voice to those whose voices have been subdued, working with people who have less power to change what people in power do, changing what an institution does that worsens or fails to improve situations women face, and linking to progressive efforts for structural change. Discussion focuses on the importance of engaging with communities in a movement toward justice. According to Archbishop Desmond Tutu achieving justice requires three things: that the truth of our lives and what has happened to us be told, that the harm we have experienced be repaired to the greatest extent possible, and that the conditions that gave rise to the violence be eradicated.