WOMEN’S LINK WORLDWIDE – Seeking Social Change in the Courts: Tools for Strategic Advocacy

by Mónica Roa with Barbara Klugman

This is a practical 160-page tool for advocates from all social justice fields who are interested in using the courts. It includes a comprehensive explanation of the much-used term “strategic litigation” and walks readers through Women’s Link’s approach to how litigation can become a platform to achieve social change.

There is an introduction and conclusion and a substantial number of illustrative boxes and figures. For example:

Chapters cover:

  • Considering litigation as an advocacy tool
  • The four conditions test
  • Introduction to mapping
  • When litigation is not the best strategy
  • When litigation is a good strategy
  • A case study: defending reproductive rights in Colombia

and there is a substantial bibliography with each chapter as well.