At the end of February, IDC members and partners in Malaysia came together for a two-day national workshop aiming to develop a collective theory of change.
Theory of change is a methodology for planning, participation and evaluation that is used to promote social change.
Various groups have been advocating for alternatives to immigration detention for children in Malaysia since 2012. However, advocacy initiatives have tended to focus on relatively short-term goals and emerging opportunities.
The workshop provided a space for discussion about longer-term goals and strategies, as well as ways in which to respond to challenges, gaps and risks related to advocacy for, and implementation of alternatives.