9.7.1 Collaboration on humanitarian advocacy

Collaboration allows for flexibility of roles. One organisation may choose publicly to report and denounce violations, while another may pass on information confidentially. Some may choose to engage in active advocacy while others work ‘behind the scenes’ to protect and promote rights, often by maintaining a presence with people at risk. Collaboration should, above all, reflect CARE’s commitment to localization, participation, leadership, and accountability to affected people, especially women and girls. (See CARE’s Humanitarian Advocacy Strategy.)

Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) 2002. Growing the sheltering tree: Protecting rights through humanitarian action.