Nonviolent Action Method #13: Deputations

After almost a decade of civil war, both Christian and Muslim women in Liberia, led by Leymah Gbowee, began to protest. When Liberian warlords met in the city of Accra, in Ghana, the women were optimistic for a solution. However, it soon became apparent that talks were not going anywhere. So the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace sent a deputation to women of Accra, where they surrounded the meeting place and continued to protest until a solution was reached.

(To learn more about the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, watch the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell.)

(You can read more about the different methods of nonviolent protest in Gene Sharp’s book The Politics of Nonviolent Action. Access CSA’s catalogue of Sharp’s methods here, or download the full list of 198 methods here.)

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Reporting Sick (“Sick-In”)
Where strikes are forbidden by or are not feasible for other reasons, workers can achieve the same goals, ranging from a reduction in production to the equivalent of a real strike, by agreeing to call in sick.