3.1 Introduction

This study session will help you understand community mobilisation. Community mobilisation is an important strategy that health workers can use to help ensure that children’s rights are realised. It builds on many of the approaches explored in the advocacy study session, but looks at how to involve the wider community to come together to create changes to improve children’s lives. The session will explore how to identify issues in your community that are having a harmful effect on children’s health and work to mobilise the community to address the problem. It will provide you with guidance on the steps involved in mobilising local communities, as well as on different approaches that can be taken to achieve change through community action.

3 Community mobilisation: practical strategies

3.2 Learning outcomes