Interviews with Repeal activists from the project “Sharing Best Practices in how Civil Society Organisations use the Internet in Organising and Building for Socio-Economic Rights and Trust”.
This project looked at how organisations build trust and resolve conflicts in the age of social media. It looked at how in the Repeal campaign, digital tools were used to organise and build up the campaign, develop coalitions and connections, and also how the campaign dealt with the inevitable conflict that all movements have to handle. 25 activists who worked on the Repeal campaign were interviewed.
The collection also includes three reports which document the research findings and audio-visual training resources.
Two reports outline our findings in relation to conflict, and the use of digital tools for organising.
In terms of conflict policy review, our report examined and analysed seven published conflict resolution policies, produced by five voluntary/social justice organisations, located in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This report will be useful for voluntary social justice or activist organisations that may be engaged in developing their own conflict resolution policies.
The report on the use of digital tools in social movements offers valuable insights into the affordances of social media and other digital media to organise and advance campaigns, develop alliances and networks, and deal with the inevitable internal conflicts that all social movements face.
This project was funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and sponsored by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).
18 of the interviews are available to logged on users, 7 are restricted to those engaged in teaching and research only. A number of the interviews have been anonymised at the request of the interviewee.