Protest Resilience Toolkit Components and Downloads

Test your protest movement’s personality with the Protest Personality Test

Test your knowledge of protest tactics with the Protest Tactics Quiz

A downloadable PDF version of this toolkit: Protest Resilience Toolkit

A downloadable checklist: Tactics for overcoming challenges

A downloadable checklist: Strategies for sustainable protest

A downloadable Tactics leaflet: Protest Tactics Leaflet

A downloadable Strategies leaflet: Strategies for Sustainable Protest Leaflet

A template for bust cards, which can be used to distribute relevant contact information, including that of sympathetic lawyers, in the event of an arrest: Bust Card


Additional Toolkits


Other Resources

Reports and articles:

Academy for Educational Development (2005): Supporting Civil Society Networks In International Development Programs

Nicola Banks and David Hulme (2012): The role of NGOs and civil society in development and poverty reduction

CIVICUS (2011): Bridging the gaps: Citizens, organisations and dissociation

CIVICUS (2016): State of Civil Society Report 2016: Citizens Mobilising: Protest, Activism and Participation

CIVICUS (2017): State of Civil Society Report 2017: Protest: Citizens in Action

CIVICUS (2017): Keeping up the pressure: enhancing the sustainability of protest movements

Christian Elongue and Charles Kojo Vandyck (2019): Social Movements and Social Change in Africa

Ana Margarida Esteves, Sara Motta and  Laurence Cox (2009): “Civil society” versus social movements

Marlies Glasius and Armine Ishkanian (2014): Surreptitious symbiosis: engagement between activists and NGOs

Brendan Halloran and Walter Flores (2015): Mobilizing Accountability: Citizens, Movements And The State

Patrick Heller: (2013): Challenges and Opportunities: Civil Society in a Globalizing World

INCLO and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago (2018): Defending Dissent: towards state practices that protect and promote the rights to protest

Collaboration between PRIA, ICD, PSO, CDRA, EASUN and INTRAC (2012): Civil Society@Crossroads Shifts, Challenges, Options?

Grzegorz Piotrowski (2009): Civil society, un-civil society and the social movements

Transparency International (2017): Building On Social Movements To Achieve Systemic Change

United States Institute of Peace (2015): Aid to Civil Society A Movement Mindset

War Resisters’ International (2014): Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns

James Whelan (2004): Reformers, Reactionaries and Reinvention

World Economic Forum (2013): The Future Role of Civil Society


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