These are challenging times; our rights and freedoms are at risk. Human rights and gender justice movements should be more effective than ever. However, despite the best of intentions, for a multitude of reasons, they are often unable to incorporate strategic approaches, work together, and embrace exploration and innovation.
As a result, our community does not reach its full potential and is not as effective in activating support for the progressive agenda, including engaging flexible audiences —lukewarm supporters and opposers, and bystanders— and neutralizing anti-rights efforts, all needed conditions to create the change we want to see.
We envision a world where advocates for human rights and gender justice perform like the best jazz band, playing excellent music without a director or sheet music and inspiring diverse audiences to follow our beat by working in harmonic, strategic, and responsive ways.
BRIDGES creates communities and offers collective training, research and narrative experimentation services to promote the alignment of social justice movements and strengthen their effectiveness - by activating supporters, attracting flexible audiencies and neutralizing antagonists.
COMMUNITIES AND INICIATIVES
The Inspiratorio is a community that offers collective training, research and experimentation services to strengthen our narrative power and put into practice the new paradigm of communications for human rights.
Resilience for Civil Society Organizations
ECOS is a collaborative initiative that seeks to strengthen the critical capacities of civil society organizations in Mexico and Central America. ECOS provides services that promote institutional resilience, strategic adaptive capacity, collective security and holistic well-being.
El Inspiratorio, by BRIDGES, provides ECOS with strategic communications services and collective narrative power building.
Fluid, flexible, and multi-disciplinary partnerships will work under the leadership of Mónica Roa. Mónica, a Colombian lawyer based in Spain, has over 20 years of experience in successfully contributing to social change efforts at the intersection of law, politics, and communications. She has vast experience in using strategic thinking for social change, designing strategic litigation, working with the judiciary, defending women’s rights, promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting exchanges in the global south. She brings to this endeavor her leadership, vision, desire to innovate, and capacity to work across movements, strategies, and regions.