Publication of a Think Piece by Universalia for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

How should advocates and funders approach advocacy when the change being proposed is particularly sensitive? 

Universalia has in recent years conducted several evaluations of civil society advocacy programs, including of organizations working on highly sensitive issues. Based on learning from our evaluations and from research, our consultants Marie-Helene Adrien, Havard Bergo, and Rhonda Schlangen have written a research article for advocates and funders of advocacy. The article provides six specific lessons about conducting and supporting advocacy when the specific issue is highly contested. Accessible at: