Event and Campaign Ideas
Thank you for choosing to host a treaty signing or fundraising event! Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Organize a Run, Walk, March, or Bike-a-thon
Marches, walks, and runs are fun and easy ways to raise awareness, get signatures, and fundraise. We encourage you to organize a campus march, walk or run to end violence against women and girls.
- First, notify the Every Woman Treaty engagement team of your plans
- Get the necessary permissions from your school
- Set a date and time
- Set the walk path (be sure to limit this to campus only)
- Recruit! Assemble a team of friends and volunteers to help with recruitment.
- A few weeks before the event, provide participants with a pledge form, event details, and map. Ask each participant to sign the People’s Call to Nations
- Confirm with your school and participants every week until the event
- Remember we are here to help you every step of the way. Our engagement team can provide you with letter templates and other materials to help with your planning and communications.
Organize a Speaker Event
Speaker events are a great way to raise awareness for the campaign, get students to sign the People’s Call for a treaty, and fundraise.
If you choose to organize a speaker event, Every Woman Treaty is here to support you all the way.
- Build a coalition of student organizations, sponsors, professors, or entire departments to help support your event
- Plan out the logistics. Start planning early and set a date as early as possible. Avoid organizing events over spring breaks or exam weeks.
- Set your location. As soon as you have the date, choose the place. Line up all the supplies and materials you will need. Reserve any necessary equipment (microphones, speakers, etc.) and make the necessary visuals.
- Talk to Every Woman Treaty about inviting someone from our organization to speak at your event. If this is not possible, we will work with you to secure speakers for your event.
- Generate buzz! Media and publicity will be critical to turning out people for your event. Get student media to cover the event, hang posters around campus, hand out fliers, chalk the campus sidewalks, make announcements in classes related to the topic of the event, and ask professors to give students extra credit for attending.
- Recruit volunteers. You will need people to help staff the event, set up, clean up, or work at a table. Recruit volunteer photographers to take photos.
- Start the media campaign. Use our event hashtag #isigned as well as other hashtags like #EndVAW and #everywomantreaty to generate buzz online. Recruit social media volunteers to help make some noise about the event.
- On the day of the event, arrive well in advance to set up. Greet your guests and presenters. Keep things running on time.
- Follow up. Even though the event is over, you still need to debrief and send thank yous to event leaders and collaborators.
While face-to-face is still the most effective way to organize, social media is a great way to complement your on-campus activities. Use our social media toolkit below to help you build momentum online and amplify the call for a treaty.
- Follow and connect with Every Woman Treaty’s social platforms @EveryWomanTreaty (Facebook), @WomanTreaty (Twitter) and Everywomantreaty (Instagram)
- Download the Every Woman Treaty app and create your #isigned photo
- Share your photo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as a conversation starter.
- Invite your friends to download the app and post their own #isigned photos on their social media
By acting together we can end the pandemic of violence against women and girls. As a student activist, it's YOUR idealism, energy, and creativity that will help turn the call for a treaty into real global policy. Together, we can make history!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s start implementing your first engagement!