The Onion Tool
When we think about power and how to approach it, we need different tools to help us analyze how power works – and thereby how we can influence it. In this training bit we will analyze the different needs, position and interests of the power holders we want to influence.
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Politicians hidden agendas.
i would say a typical example in every community is how aspiring candidates will make all sorts of promises to enhance their public positions which is the outer layer of the onion! What they really want is to win the hearts of the people and get the majority vote! Once they get that of course, w ...
In my community there was a businessman who promised to buy books for schools. People were happy that children would pass.In the long run he started getting money from well wishers and donors to buy more books and to build libraries for some schools. We started hearing he has new houses, flats, ...
Positions and backlash
Sometimes it is very difficult for women especially to share what they REALLY need as they fear the backlash of a stereotypically patriarchal society. it is therefore critical to keep probing so that w facilitate for women's human rights development in all our development work.
In my ward, before elections my member of parliament told us u would bring development to put area. But after he got in power u forgot about what he promised, he instead built mails and later accumulated wealth in the area and we actually realised that what he actually needed was a way to accumul...