GLOBAL ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP

The Global Advocacy & Communications Working Group (GAC) leads a coordinated advocacy, outreach, and communications effort at the global and regional levels to support a joint advocacy strategy for the introduction and scale-up of self-care interventions within health systems.

The GAC provides opportunities for advocates to learn, collaborate, and align around common advocacy strategies, practices, and targets. Two workstreams provide opportunities for members to engage in efforts to increase the awareness of and support for self-care by institutions and sectors that can contribute to advancing self-care at global, national, and subnational levels:

  • Global engagement: increases the awareness of and support for self-care by institutions and sectors that can contribute to advancing self-care at global and regional levels, resulting in changes at the national and subnational levels.
  • Communications: advises the SCTG on the adoption and implementation of its communications plan at global, regional, and national levels.

The GAC will consider additional workstreams, subgroups, subcommittees, and ad hoc task forces as appropriate.

The GAC’s responsibilities include pursuing the following outcomes:

  • Foster awareness and support for self-care increases among potential global self-care influencers and funders.
  • Influence the political process at the highest levels and ensure that self-care is identified as a core universal health coverage component and included in all relevant guidance, policies, and funding.
  • Generate awareness of the promise and practice of self-care increases among potential global, regional, and national self-care influencers, policymakers, and opposition.

Find our charter here

Want to join GAC? Participation in working groups is limited to SCTG members. Learn more about becoming a member here

For inquiries, please reach out to the SCTG Secretariat at [email protected] or to the working group co-chairs. 

CONTACT:

Working Group Co-Chairs
Sandy Garçon
Senior Communications Manager
Population Services International
[email protected]

Elesha Kingshott
Consultant, SCTG Global Advocacy and Communications
[email protected]

Useful Resources

Supporting Youth Through Self-Care

Download Resource On April 7th 2021, the Self-Care Trailblazer Group held their very first community forum, led by youth for youth. Young people (those under

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Self-Care Resource

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SELF-CARE LEARNING AND DISCOVERY SERIES (2021): INSIGHTS THAT IGNITE

White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) and the Self-Care Trailblazer Group (SCTG) developed Self-Care Learning and Discovery Series (2021): Insights that Ignite, a report that collates powerful content

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Self-Care

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Guides and Toolkits

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Advocacy Roadmap – Igniting a Self-Care Movement for Sexual and Reproductive Health

Download English Roadmap Download French Roadmap This roadmap is the result of a series of in-country advocacy workshops and consultations held between July 2019 and

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Self-Care Resource

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Want to join the GAC?

Participation in working groups is limited to SCTG members. For inquiries, please reach out to the SCTG Secretariat at [email protected] or to the working group co-chairs.

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