Advocacy Resources

WHAT?

The toolkit is grouped into two complementary sections for easy use:

i KEY MESSAGES & EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT ADVOCACY

  • How Members and Partners can use the World Cancer Declaration
  • A Series of 11 Evidence Sheets to support Advocacy around the World Cancer Declaration Targets
  • A Guide for Advocacy to Mainstream Cancer in the Post-2015 Agenda

ii. PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR STRENGTHENING ADVOCACY

  • A Guide to Creating a Strong Foundation for Cancer Advocacy
  • Working in Partnerships to Strengthen Advocacy
  • Working with the Media
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy

WHY?

The adoption in May 2013 of global commitments for non-communicable disease (NCD) control provides the framework for meeting
the ambitious target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025. A major challenge for civil society and other
stakeholders is to now hold governments accountable for these commitments through a coordinated global advocacy push that
places the World Cancer Declaration targets at the centre of efforts for NCD prevention and control. This toolkit is designed to equip
organizations with the knowledge and tools to make this happen in three ways:

STRENGTHEN CREDIBILITY

Evidence is powerful. Effective communication of evidence ensures a strong foundation for advocacy. This toolkit brings together key evidence to support the achievement of the World Cancer Declaration targets and showcases success stories that demonstrate proven effective solutions working in practice.

CREATE SUSTAINABILITY

Keep up momentum. It is essential that the promises made by governments be turned into action for people living with and at risk of cancer. Understanding these promises, how they can be used in cancer advocacy and communicating these messages to policy makers and other stakeholders, including the media are key to ensuring that momentum is not lost in taking action at country, regional and global levels.

BUILD CAPACITY

Be part of the global movement for action. Assisting UICC to continue to strengthen and expand its global advocacy efforts is a key way to build capacity so that collectively we will be successful in mitigating the social and economic impact of cancer on future generations.


HOW?

A copy of the full advocacy toolkit can be downloaded as a PDF document HERE.

You may also view and read the various toolkit elements directly online, by clicking on the following links:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. World Cancer Declaration Backgrounder
  3. Evidence Sheets
  4. Cancer Development
  5. Practical Tools

If you have any questions, or would like to provide feedback on the toolkit please contact: advocacy@uicc.org