Using Data Effectively for Advocacy - Nabz Iran Handout


Credible data is one of the most powerful tools activists have to promote reform. When used effectively to raise awareness and present key information on public policy issues, data can lead to political and attitudinal changes. Successful activists around the world use data and information as a means to attract allies to their causes, build popular support and educate the general public, influence decision-makers to bring about change in their communities, and hold governments accountable to commitments and actions. Achieving real change, however, requires understanding when and how data and information can be used as evidence to establish facts or expose truth.

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