Quiet diplomacy

Quiet Diplomacy is work to defend the rights and freedoms of individuals or minority groups by having discussions with people who hold a position of power or influence, such as government officials. 

The aim is to create a safe space to hold conversations that challenge people to think differently about an issue. Deep listening, and asking probing questions in an atmosphere of trust, is a powerful and relatively effective way to bring about change.

Quaker organisations such as the Quaker United Nations Offices in Geneva and New York have often held these spaces for officials due to the shared understanding of the equal respect for all parties who engage, speaking truth to power.