Strategic Communications, campaigning and lobbying –
Denise has worked on a number of key campaigns effecting significant change nationally and internationally. She worked, with others, to influence legislative and policy change in the area of immigration, integration, human trafficking and prostitution and recently on the campaign for extension of marriage rights in the recent referendum (https://www.yesequality.ie).
Denise worked with Associate Grainne Healy delivered the Campaigning for Change Residential Summer School in partnership with The Social Change Initiative (SCI), aimed at not-for-profit organisations in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe. It was a master class on campaigning and how to use shared learning to focus on influencing and effecting social change. The Marriage Equality Referendum which took place in the Republic of Ireland in May 2015 provided the basis for the lessons at the Summer School. – link to the school – (http://www.thesocialchangeinitiative.org/campaigning-for-change-2016/)
Denise is working with clients too:
- Monitor the policy making landscape for potential opportunities and / or challenges for clients.
- Providing strategic advice on the development and delivery of advocacy campaigns.
- Stakeholder engagement.