About Us

The Initiative for Advancing Community Transformation (I-ACT) Project seeks to increase public support for human rights in the Philippines—promoting rights-claiming, -affirming, and -seeking behaviors— through Social and Behavior Change (SBC). To this end, we’ve worked with a diverse set of partners from various areas of expertise, gathering insights on what works (and what doesn’t) in evolving human rights advocacy practices through SBC.

I-ACT is the first program of its scale that systematically uses SBC in the human rights sector through: diagnosing human rights problems, prototyping behavioral interventions and campaigns, and institutionalizing successful prototypes.

Seeking to drive adoption of SBC among Philippine human rights organizations, I-ACT provides opportunities for training, funding, community-building, and knowledge-sharing to advocates and organizations in the human rights sector.

I-ACT is a project of The Asia Foundation made possible by the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development.

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