In this installment of Zero to Ninety, Bill Albert (@balbert1), chief program officer, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, offers do’s and don’ts for breaking through the “clutter cacophony.”
To successfully achieve big social change goals, it’s not enough to just identify the key decision makers. You also need a strategy for influencing them to do what you need them to do. In our latest Zero to Ninety segment, Kristen Grimm (@headspitfire), president of Spitfire Strategies, walks you through a field-tested approach for wielding influence to create change.
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Your name is Naomi, you live in Cape Town, South Africa. Now age 35, you’ve been a sex worker for 6 years, ever since your husband left you with a young daughter to raise and all the bills to pay. You project a strong image, but you worry a lot about violent clients, dishonest cops and your health. You need to make $25 to pay for your daughter’s school fees. So you go out on the streets. But you face some tough choices between protecting your health and avoiding trouble with the police.
You can play out this scenario in “Cops and Rubbers,” a table-top game funded by the Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP) at Open Society Foundations (OSF), and now available for free download. The goal is to put players in the shoes of sex workers in the many cities and countries worldwide—including OSF’s home base of New York City—where just having a condom is evidence enough of sex work to get you arrested or extorted by the police.