Legitimacy

ESTABLISH YOUR LEGITIMACY

Here are some questions you should ask:

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ON WHOSE BEHALF DOES OUR ORGANIZATION SPEAK?
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ON WHAT AUTHORITY DOES OUR ORGANIZATION SPEAK?
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WHO GRANTS US THIS RIGHT OR AUTHORITY TO SPEAK? HOW?
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HOW CAN WE INCREASE OUR LEGITIMACY?
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HOW CAN COMMUNITY-BASED MONITORING INCREASE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND LEGITIMACY?
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Monthly Meeting of Local Monitors, Balkh May 15 2012 | Photo by Huma Gupta

Monthly Meeting of Local Monitors, Balkh
May 15 2012 | Photo by Huma Gupta

COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN BALKH PROVINCE OFTEN WRITE LETTERS OF COMPLAINT. THEY ALL COLLECTIVELY SIGN THE LETTER. ILLITERATE MEMBERS PLACE THEIR THUMBPRINTS ON THE LETTER. COLLECTIVE ACTION INCREASES THEIR LEGITIMACY. WHEN PEOPLE SEND US THESE LETTERS, IT GIVES US LEGITIMACY TO ADVOCATE ON THEIR BEHALF.


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