- Advocacy for children and their rights is about listening to their views and speaking out on their behalf.
- Advocacy can raise consciousness among decision-makers and the general public about an issue or a disadvantaged group, with a view to bringing about changes in policy and improvements in their situation.
- Advocacy can take different forms and use a range of different techniques.
- Children can be supported to be very effective advocates for their own rights.
- An advocacy strategy sets out the policies and actions that need to be changed, identifies who has the power to make those changes, and analyses how you can influence those decision-makers.
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2.9 Determining priorities to advocate for change
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2.11 Self-assessment questions