2.10 Summary

  1. Advocacy for children and their rights is about listening to their views and speaking out on their behalf.
  2. 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.
  3. Advocacy can take different forms and use a range of different techniques.
  4. Children can be supported to be very effective advocates for their own rights.
  5. 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.

2.9 Determining priorities to advocate for change

2.11 Self-assessment questions